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2014 Wild Turkey Hunter Study


July 2014 - December 2016


The goal of our study is to enhance our understanding of turkey hunter attitudes and perceptions of regulatory alternatives. Specific objectives of this study are to:
1) Critically evaluate Minnesota's spring turkey hunting season and determine if changes are appropriate;
2) Examine alternatives that provide more opportunity, improve hunter satisfaction, remain safe, and sustain the population at the goal level;
3) Use study result to implement regulatory harvest changes that achieve hunter and turkey population objectives.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 100

Masters Students: 236

Phd Students: 155

Post Docs: 57

University Staff: 246

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 712

Scientific Publications: 1967

Presentations: 4396



Funding Agencies

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey