Nesting Ecology of Wild Turkey Investigated

Posted Sunday July 23, 2017 by wf_admin

During one winter in eastern Connecticut, a group of female turkeys could be seen wearing backpack radio transmitters. Thanks to Wildlife Forever, wildlife biologists with Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection were able to study the nesting success of wild turkeys under different conditions. Over 40 hens were trapped and equipped with radio transmitters. Differences in nesting, productivity, birth rate, and mortality factors were studied.In the end, the researchers were able to determine the best methods for managing wild turkeys and their habitat in eastern Connecticut.