NH public asked to help count turkeys

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking the public to report sightings of wild turkeys through March 31 for its annual winter flock survey.

Courtesy: Vt. Fish and Wildlife-John Hall

Last year, the department got 486 reports totaling 9,833 birds.

Officials say that was fewer than the previous year, likely because turkeys were on the move.

With relatively little snow, turkeys were able to move around more and weren't staying in one place to be counted.

Participants are asked to report the number of turkeys in the flock, their location, the type of habitat the birds were observed in, and what the turkeys were feeding on.

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