DEC seeks landowner participation in turkey study

CHENANGO COUNTY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is in the process of seeking local landowners to assist with its wild turkey research initiative, according to DEC Commissioner Joe Martins.

Beginning in January, the DEC will begin a statewide measure to capture wild turkey hens and fit them with leg bands in an effort to obtain more accurate data on survival and harvest.

According to Martins, some birds will also be tagged with satellite radio-transmitters for tracking and migration recording.

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