Restoring Turkeys in New York

October 2010
New York State Conservationist;Oct2010, Vol. 65 Issue 2, Special section p4
The article offer information on the Trap & Transfer program, which was implemented in New York State since spring 1959 in an effort to restore wild turkeys. During the 1950s, the New York State Conservation Department collected eggs from turkey nests, hatched them and released the poults into the wild when they are old enough. But only a few were wild enough to survive. Following such outcome, wildlife managers implemented the Trap & Transfer program, in which turkeys are released to the wild only when they are capable of surviving.


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