Help track wild turkey trends

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources conducts an annual survey to monitor turkey populations and help explain and predict annual or regional population changes. And the public can help.

Anyone who sees wild turkeys between July 1 and August 31 can report the encounter using an online form. The Wild Turkey Summer Observation Survey can be found by going to

An online guidesheet helps the public with key indicators of the sex of a turkey they might see in the wild.