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Pennsylvania Wild Turkey

Scientific Name: Meleagris gallopavo
Season and Limit: See Seasons and Bag Limits


August Turkey Sighting Survey

Turkey Survey AppInformation submitted from this citizen-science opportunity is helping to analyze spring turkey production. Thank you to those who have participated.
 View 2016 survey results.

Complete the 2017 survey online or by downloading the mobile app from the iOS App Store or Google Play.

Apple App store            Google Play






The Role of Turkey Seasons in Turkey Population Management - A 2016 Game Commission Webinar (36:01)



Gobbler Study

From 2006 to 2009, the Game Commission was involved in a multi-state research study to investigate spring gobbler harvest rates in Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. This study involved leg-banding 900 male turkeys each winter (300 per state) and determining the percentage harvested each year during the spring gobbler season (via hunters reporting harvests of leg-banded males).


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