Since 1996, the Department of Environmental Conservation has conducted a survey and asked for the public's help to determine how many wild turkeys are in New York state. Here's how you can be a part of it. According to News 10 ABC, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is asking for volunteers to be part of a citizen science survey to help determine how many wild turkeys are in our area.

If you are interested in participating, you will be asked to report when you see wild turkeys around your homes or while traveling throughout the state through the month of August. This is important data for the DEC to gather to help understand how the wild turkey population fluctuates.

The survey runs through the month of August. You will be required to record the sex and age of all flocks of wild turkeys you see.If you would like to participate in the wild turkey survey and get more information, click HERE.