The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission wants the public's help in reporting observations of wild turkeys this summer.

Through August 31st, wild turkey sightings by volunteers and Commission staff will be recorded and sent to biologists.

This gives researchers information about annual wild turkey productivity, gobbler carryover and other population trends, which helps the Commission manage the state's turkey population.

To participate, visit NCWildlife.org/TurkeyObservation.

After new volunteers submit observations, the Commission will automatically contact them the following year to provide an opportunity to participate again.

In 2018, more than 1,300 people participated with the survey, reporting their observations of more than 36,000 turkeys.