Following a successful spring turkey season that ended earlier this month and saw hunters harvest more than 35,000 birds statewide, state fish and wildlife officials say hunters should now be on the lookout for the department’s upcoming turkey-related surveys.
Eligible license holders may be selected at random to participate in the post-season hunter survey, which will include questions about hunting methods, regions and dates, amount of time spent hunting and other factors. The survey gathers important data used by the department’s wild turkey program to support hunting opportunity and population management efforts, so hunters should respond even if they have not spring turkey hunted.
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife also calls on volunteers to report sightings of hens with poults throughout July and August as part of the annual brood survey, which helps biologists monitor trends in the state’s turkey population. For more visit, fw.ky.gov.