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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: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 98



Funding Agencies

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Minnesota
  5. Wildlife Management Institute