Turkeys on the Decline?

Turkeys on the Decline?

Wildlife biologist and renowned land manager, Grant Woods, who hosts the popular online program, GrowingDeer.TV, is in addition to being an avid deer hunter, also a true turkey hunting fanatic. He like many hunters and game agencies across the wild turkeys range have recognized a trend over past years that would suggest a decline in overall wild turkey populations. While turkey numbers, and particularly available gobblers, have always fluctuated from season to season due to prior years’ nesting conditions and brood success, overall declines are being noted with increasing concern.

Is this a real issue or does it just seem like turkey numbers aren’t as high as they used to be? Also, if they are dropping, why? And can anything be done to reverse this trend?

Woods shares his thoughts on the matter and with his plainspoken yet extremely insightful advice, offers local hunters, landowners and land managers a few ideas on ways they can help turkey populations in their area remain strong or even improve where populations are starting to show signs of decline. 

Check out their video here.


Photo courtesy of Buzz Hayes

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