OHIO – Ohio biologies track all kinds of wildlife in the state to give accurate reports for hunting or endangerment efforts. The Division is asking for your help in this cause, currently asking for reports on wild turkey’s and ruffed grouse both are well known and iconic game birds from Ohio.
Reports can be made during May, June, July, and August online via the Wildlife Species Sighting Report here: wildohio.gov/reportwildlife
You can help Ohio biologists track a number of different species, including black bear, bobcat, river otter, ruffed grouse, turkey, and more. Citizen scientists can include photographs or videos with their report, and latitude and longitude coordinates to help wildlife biologists quickly verify the sighting. Remember to always view wildlife from a respectful distance for your safety as well as the safety of the animal. Thank you for helping us conserve YOUR Wild Ohio.
Every year, the ODNR Division of Wildlife conducts this turkey and grouse brood survey to estimate the population growth of these species. Information submitted to the Wildlife Species Sighting Report helps to predict future population changes and guide wild turkey and grouse management in the state. Thank you for helping us conserve YOUR Wild Ohio! http://ow.ly/pKQL30k2Pu4