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Aug 13, 2016 12:40 PM

Time to take part in annual turkey survey in New Hampshire

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department wants you to be on the lookout for turkeys for its annual survey.

Last summer's survey yielded a record number of 2,202 brood observation reports. Turkey Biologist Ted Walski says weather conditions have generally been good this year for turkey breeding, nesting and hatching.

Hens in New Hampshire generally begin laying eggs from mid-April to early May and complete their clutch of about 12 eggs in early to mid-May. Incubation lasts for 28 days, and most nests hatch from late May to mid-June.

If incubating turkey eggs are destroyed or consumed by predators, hens often lay a replacement clutch of eggs that hatch late June through late August.

The survey lasts through Aug. 31.

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