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  1. What we can learn from the wild turkey

    What we can learn from the wild turkey If you traveled around in Western North Carolina or East Tennessee to visit friends or family and eat turkey for the Thanksgiving holiday, there is a high likelihood you passed a rafter of wild turkeys along the way. Though a group of them can also be called a flock, the term “rafter” is also correct and was adapted because when Read more...
  2. The Conservation Success Story of the Iconic Wild Turkey

     The Conservation Success Story of the Iconic Wild Turkey Back when European settlers first came to Southern Appalachia, wild turkeys were plentiful. By the early 1900s, however, only a few were left, a decline that continued into the mid-century.   “Wild turkeys were nearly extirpated because of habitat loss and overharvest,” says Michael J. Chamberlain, a professor of Wildlife Read more...

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