Wildlife biologist Jim Coffey says they have made it easy for you to report what you see with an area on their website where you can go in and report turkey sightings in the months of July and August. The DNR has mailed survey cards to select turkey hunters who are asked to provide the date and county in which the turkey was seen, if it was an adult female or adult male, and whether there are young poults (baby turkeys).
“That helps us gauge what we are going to predict for next year’s supply of turkeys,” Coffey says. Coffey says the weather, available nesting areas and other things can all impact the number of turkeys who are born and survive each year.
There is a link to an online survey and survey card on the DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov