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

Minnesota Project

2014 Wild Turkey Hunter Study

July 2014 - December 2016


Participating Agencies

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The goal of our study is to enhance our understanding of turkey hunter attitudes and perceptions of regulatory alternatives. Specific objectives of this study are to: 1) Critically evaluate Minnesota's spring turkey hunting season and determine if changes are appropriate; 2) Examine alternatives that provide more opportunity, improve hunter satisfaction, remain safe, and sustain the population at the goal level; 3) Use study result to implement regulatory harvest changes that achieve hunter and turkey population objectives.