DNR Asks Spring Turkey Hunters to Report Activity

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking spring turkey hunters to participate in a turkey hunter's survey once their hunting season has ended. Turkey hunters are encouraged to report their hunting activity online.

The survey is designed to determine hunter success and total harvest, so it is important for all turkey hunters to participate, even if they do not harvest a turkey.

"The short, online questionnaire is similar to the printed version that we send to a random sample of hunters each year," said Al Stewart, DNR upland game bird specialist. "Having the survey available online gives every turkey hunter the opportunity to report their hunting activity. This information is used to improve turkey management and ensure decisions regarding future hunting seasons are based on the best information available."

Results of the survey will be posted on the DNR Web site in the late summer. Hunters can visit the DNR Web site to find other important hunting-related news and information, including results of turkey harvest surveys from previous years.

Spring turkey season is April 18 to May 31, but hunt dates vary depending on state game unit. For local information, check the DNR's turkey hunting guide online at www.michigan./gov/dnr.