PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Environment Management (DEM) is asking citizens and scientists alike to report any sightings of wild turkeys in the state.
In a release sent out on Monday, the DEM reported higher numbers of young turkeys going through maturation and contributing a mounting number of turkeys in the area. With an increase in turkey harvest of over 20% since 2017, the DEM believes the wild turkey population in the area may be growing.
To aid in their efforts, the Department is asking anyone that has seen wild turkey, with or without a brood, to report it to the DEM. Members of the pubic can report sightings through an online survey, or by calling the Division of Fish and Wildlife at (401) 789-0281.