Aug 8, 2015 9:24 AM

Spot a turkey? New Hampshire Fish and Game wants to know

The Associated Press

CONCORD — Most people don't think about turkey until Thanksgiving, but the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking the public to keep an eye out for live birds this summer.

The department's annual turkey survey continues through Aug. 21, and biologist Ted Walski says observations made in August are especially important. That's because young who have survived into August are likely to become adults, so such sightings provide the best information about summer breeding productivity.

Last summer, participants in the online survey counted 724 turkey broods across the state. Walski says weather conditions have generally been good this year for breeding, nesting and hatching.


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