The Maryland Department of Natural Resources annually conducts a wild turkey observation survey. The primary purpose of this survey is to estimate wild turkey reproductive success so it is often simply called the “brood survey.”
Fluorescent orange is not required for hunting turkeys. However, turkey hunters are encouraged to wear it as a precaution while turkey hunting. Successful turkey hunters are also encouraged to put an orange ribbon on the turkey when carrying it out of the woods.
The colors black, red, white, and blue should be avoided on turkey hunting clothing. These colors are predominant in the male turkey's plumage and can cause a hunter to be mistaken for game.
The department encourages all turkey hunters to follow the National Wild Turkey Federation's Turkey Hunter's Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct states that a responsible turkey hunter should:
Webinar Presentation: Wild Turkey Management and Biology in Maryland- by Bob Long, DNR (original broadcast 3/7/2013)
Wild Turkey Management and Biology in Maryland
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