In the foreground of this photo are the three rockets attached to a 40’ X 50’ net. The net and associated equipment is camouflaged with straw with the baited area directly in front. Once turkeys are coming regularly to the bait PGC personnel conceal themselves nearby to fire the rockets which then carries the net over the birds effecting the capture.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
PGC Turkey Study
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is embarking upon a multi-year study of wild turkey hen harvest and survival rates. Two wildlife management units 2F and 2G will have a three weeks fall hunting season during 2010 & 2011 followed by a two week season in 2012 & 2013. Units 2C, 2E, 4A, 4B, and 4D will have a two week fall season during 2010 & 2011 followed by three weeks during 2012 & 2013.
After firing the net the turkeys are rolled in the netting to secure them
The turkeys are processed, banded and then released at the trapping location
I wish to thank Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer Andy Carbaugh of Rangers Adventures for supplying me with the images he captured at the trapping event.