The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking for Delawareans to assist with its fourth annual survey on the location and number of wild turkeys in Delaware.
Beginning in early 1984, the Division of Fish and Wildlife biologists released more than 30 wild-trapped turkeys from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Vermont into Sussex and Kent counties. Re-introductions continued through the 1990s with hunting season opening in 1991. Currently, Delaware has a healthy statewide population estimated at 5,000 birds.
The Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to record and report sightings of turkeys during their day-to-day activities. The 2013 survey period began July 1 and will continue through Aug. 31. Upon sighting turkeys, participants are asked to record the date, location and number of adult hens (females), gobblers (males), and poults (young of the year) they observe. Participants are asked to submit their results by Sept. 10.
For more information: (302) 735-3600.