The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is looking for public input on a plan to manage wild turkeys similar to black bear and white-tailed deer.
The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is working with Virginia Tech.
They will be hosting a series of meetings in March and April to discuss and seek input from those interested in wild turkey management.
Here is the news release from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries:
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Seeks Public Input for Virginia Wild Turkey Management Plan The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), in cooperation with Virginia Tech's Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, recently initiated an effort to develop a Virginia Wild Turkey Management Plan, similar in scope and intent to the existing statewide management plans for black bear and white-tailed deer. Virginia Tech personnel will be hosting a series of focus group meetings in March and April to discuss various aspects of wild turkey management with Virginians who have a strong interest in management of wild turkeys. The goal of these meetings is to seek input from stakeholders regarding their views and opinions of wild turkey management in Virginia. This information will be used to develop goals for the Wild Turkey Management Plan.
VDGIF and Virginia Tech are seeking individuals with strong interests in management of wild turkeys, including hunting (hunting in spring and fall, with and without dogs), individuals who have experienced agricultural and/or property damage from wild turkeys, and others who have an interest in conservation of wild turkeys, to participate in these meetings.
If you would like to participate, please contact Holly Morris by March t, 2012, at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or (304) 667-7037.