Trapping Wild Turkeys 2020

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is working constantly to keep up with changing wildlife populations. When it comes to the Wild Turkey it is no exception. The PGC Wild Turkey Biologist work hard to understand the wild turkey. To better understand turkeys sometimes they find it necessary to trap turkeys to install a band on the leg of the turkey.

The turkeys are trapped using cannon nets and are then put into boxes to keep them from harm while other turkeys are processed. After removing the turkey from the holding box it is necessary to cover the turkey head using a sock or small cloth to keep the turkey from trashing while installing the leg band and taking the other information from the captured turkeys.