Alabama Turkey Research Project

Report band recoveries here

collaborative research by

Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
ADNCR Wildlife Restoration AU SFWS USGS ALNWTF

Report a Band or Transmitter Observation

Drag the pin icon to the encounter location on the map. If you know the lattitude and longitude, enter it below then click update.

For use only if we are unable to verify location and tag number.

To report a band by phone, call: 800@626-2703

Background Information

In 2015, the Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Auburn University and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), began the most comprehensive and long-term study of eastern wild turkey populations ever conducted in the state. With support provided by ADCNR, through Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration, Auburn University, and U.S. Geological Survey. For the next 5 years, Alabama Unit staff and graduate students will be capturing and marking turkeys with radio- transmitters and leg bands to measure movement, survival and production rates on three study areas. The landscapes chosen for study are the hardwood forests and fertile valleys around J.D. Martin Skyline WMA, the rugged mixed-pine hardwood forests in an around Oakmulgee WMA, and the managed pine forests surrounding Barbour WMA. For more information read this article with appeared in the 2015 edition of Full Fans and Sharp Spurs.

More Information

3301 School of Forestry and Wildlife
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn University, Alabama 36849
(334) 844-9237
Steven W. Barnett
Wild Turkey Project Leader
Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
District V Wildlife Section
30571 Five Rivers Boulevard
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
(334) 242-3465