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How Many Turkeys Do We Have Around Here?

If you said “lots,” that’s not good enough.

Officials at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife want a more accurate count, so they are asking residents to record turkey brood sightings.

A form is available online.

An Associated Press story published on says the survey, which runs through August 31, “helps biologists determine productivity and compare long-term reproductive trends while providing an estimate of fall harvest potential.”

“Harvest” is sometimes used as a euphemism for hunting.



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