- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York officials are looking for help estimating the state’s wild turkey population.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has been conducting its Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey since 1996 to estimate the number of new offspring per hen. The survey gives wildlife managers a sense of how successfully wild turkeys are reproducing and what to expect for hunting season.

The state is seeking volunteers this month to record observations from forests and fields. Survey participants record the sex and age composition of turkey flocks.

People who would like to take part can download a survey form from the DEC website. The main page is www.dec.ny.gov.

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