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What Science Says About Wild Turkey Populations

Last week we spoke with the man who was in charge of the restocking efforts of the wild turkey across the country. This week, we sit down with two biologists, Mike Chamberlin and Brett Collier, to discuss wild turkey numbers and why they aren't growing and may even be dropping.

Wild turkey reproduction is a complicated matter! We are going to find out today,  the habitat and landscape usage are incredibly important to annual reproductive success. Wild turkeys need a specific habitat to nest and rear broods successfully. As both Mike and Brett confirm, diversity on the landscape is the driving factor for the success of the wild turkey.

Take a listen to this week's podcast and share it with your turkey hunter friends! We hope you get the chance to share and enjoy a turkey hunt this spring. Enjoy.Learn.Share! #ForLoveoftheLand