Wild Turkey Management Planning Process

Update as of February 2013

The Wild Turkey Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) convened for the first time on February 19th, 2013 in Verona. At the meeting the SAC was briefed on their role in the planning process, established the operational rules under which it will work and conduct business, and learned about wild turkey biology, status, and management history in Virginia. Expanding on the results of earlier stakeholder focus group meetings, the SAC identified public issues and concerns related to wild turkey management in Virginia. The SAC will meet again in mid-March, to establish the underlying values behind these issues, which ultimately will provide the basis for wild turkey management goals in Virginia. Please monitor the VDGIF website for future updates.