Help MassWildlife count adult and young turkeys for our population estimates. Outdoor enthusiasts and other cooperators are invited to join in MassWildlife's turkey brood survey, conducted annually from June through August. The survey aids in estimating poult production and survival. Reports from knowledgeable cooperators are important in obtaining a large sample for this survey. People interested in helping with this survey may download the Wild Turkey Brood Survey and Instructions pdf format of Reporting Brood of Turkeys: Form .

Results of the survey for the past two seasons are as follows:

Wild Turkey Brood Survey Data, 2008 - 2009
 
Hens
with Poults
Hens
without Poults
Total
Poults
Brood Index
Hens
with Broods
All
Hens
Month
2008
2009
2008
2009
2008
2009
2008
2009
2008
2009
June
96
63
121
65
514
291
1:5.4
1:4.6
1:2.4
1:2.3
July
116
175
114
86
877
637
1:7.6
1:3.6
1:3.8
1:2.4
August
270
329
45
98
1,070
1011
1:4.0
1:3.1
1:3.4
1:2.4
Totals
482
567
280
249
2,461
1,939
1:5.1
1:3.4
1:3.2
1:2.4