Wild Turkey Management Planning Process
July 2013 Update: Public Invited to Comment on Draft Wild Turkey Management Plan
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) invites public input on the Draft Virginia Wild Turkey Management Plan, which will be available on or about July 12th, 2013. The Draft Virginia Wild Turkey Management Plan is the result of the joint work of VDGIF, a 12-member Stakeholder Advisory Committee (citizen volunteers who represented a cross-section of public interests), and Virginia Tech. The Draft Wild Turkey Management Plan includes goals that address hunting traditions, population levels of wild turkeys, allocation of harvest and turkey-related recreational activity, safety, ethics and compliance with law, and human-wild turkey conflicts. The plan also includes specific objectives designed to attain each goal, as well as potential, general strategies for attaining objectives. The Draft Virginia Wild Turkey Management Plan will provide broad guidance for the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries, VDGIF staff, and the public in addressing management of wild turkeys through 2022.