Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program:
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources


Wild Turkey Population and Harvest Management in Maine.

June 2023 - December 2026


Participating Agencies

Our proposed project will build upon previous turkey population assessments by MDIFW and the University of Maine (Gonnerman et al. 2021). Specifically, we will address issues of 1) quantifying and accounting for the inherent uncertainty in both future wild turkey data collection and the processes used to model these data, and 2) the need to make harvest management decisions while addressing competing stakeholder interests, given the presence of inherent uncertainties.