Turkey hunters have new harvest reporting option|
With the first hunting period of the 2003 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season just a few days away, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds all turkey hunters of the new online harvest reporting option available to them once their hunting season has ended.
Turkey hunters are encouraged to report their hunting activity by visiting the DNR Web site at www.michigan.gov/dnr. Click on the Hunting link and then go to the Wild Turkey page. The survey is designed to determine hunter success and total harvest, so it's important for all turkey hunters to participate, even if they do not harvest a turkey.
"The short, online questionnaire is similar to the printed version that we send to a random sample of hunters each year," said Al Stewart, DNR Upland Game Bird Specialist. "Having the survey available online gives every turkey hunter the opportunity to report their hunting activity. This information is used to improve turkey management and ensure decisions regarding future hunting seasons are based on the best information available."
Final results of the survey will be posted on the DNR Web site later this summer, but hunters can visit the site now to find other important hunting-related news and information, including results of turkey harvest surveys from previous years.