The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is encouraging the public to assist with the state’s eighth annual wild turkey survey by helping identify locations where the birds are reproducing in Delaware.

The data collected helps biologists track the health, distribution and reproductive success of the state’s wild turkey population and ensure the sustainable harvest of this important game species.

The survey period began July 1 and will continue through Aug. 31. Those participating are encouraged to record the date, county and number of adult hens, gobblers and poults — young of the year — observed on a survey data sheet.

The data sheet is available at Participants can submit their results to the Division of Fish & Wildlife by Sept. 10.

For information, call 735-3600 or visit