Seventh Annual Long Island Natural History Conference

2018


 

 

 

 

 

 


SEVENTH ANNUAL LONG ISLAND NATURAL HISTORY CONFERENCE

Regional Status of the Eastern Wild Turkey

Frederick "Chip" Hamilton
Senior Wildlife Biologist, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Biologist, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Frederick.hamilton@dec.ny.gov

Abstract: A general overview of the current Eastern wild turkey population. Focus on current research, regulations and future management.


Frederick “Chip” Hamilton is a Senior Wildlife Biologist with the Region One Wildlife office. He received his B.S. from SUNY Cobleskill, and has worked as a plover steward for Suffolk County Parks, a Fish and Wildlife Technician with NYSDEC, and as a manager of a shellfish hatchery with Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. In 2007, Chip returned to the NYSDEC’s Region One Wildlife office as the Bird Conservation Area Biologist where he continues to work today as the project lead on a variety of different programs that affect regional wildlife.