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

New York Project

A Framework for Decision Making Regarding Fall Wild Turkey Hunting Seasons in New York and Pennsylvania Using Structured Decision Making

April 2013 - March 2015


Participating Agencies

  • New York Department of Environmental Conservation

We are developing a decision framework that evaluates optimal fall harvest management strategies relative to the achievement of ecological and social objectives. The project involves the development of wild turkey population models for predicting the effects of management actions as well as providing a decision framework that will be useful for other harvest-related decisions.

Research Publications Publication Date
Robinson, K.F., A.K. Fuller, M.V. Schiavone, B. Swift, D.R. Diefenbach, W.F. Siemer, and D.J. Decker. 2017. Addressing wild turkey (Meleagris gallapavo) population declines using structured decision making. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21220 February 2017
Technical Publications Publication Date
Robinson, K.F., A.K. Fuller, M. V. Schiavone, and B. Swift. 2015. A structured decision making approach to mitigating wild turkey population decline in New York State. Summary of Findings to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY. 27 pp. October 2015