The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to participate in the annual SCDNR Summer Wild Turkey and Quail Survey beginning July 1 until August 29.
If you spend a significant amount of time in the outdoors, travel roads through rural parts of the state, or see wild turkeys or bobwhite quail during work, travel or outdoor activities, you would be a great candidate for this volunteer survey.
The survey is designed to monitor annual nesting and brood rearing success of hens, which has the greatest influence on game bird population dynamics. The information collected allows biologists to calculate many factors essential for sound management of these species.
You can find more information, including survey instructions and printable survey forms at: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/turkey/volunbroodsurvey.html.