Trapping Conservation and Self-Reliance News

Trapping nest predators helps turkeys immediately
Dec 9, 2022 06:19 ET

Wild turkey populations seem to be on a rapid decline across much of the United States, and nest-raiding predators appear to be largely to blame. Hunters and conservation groups like Turkeys For Tomorrow are working to reverse that trend immediately.

Turkey population surveys and a variety of other scientific studies are being supported by TFT and other groups, the better to decide what and how much to do about it. At the same time, preliminary reports from the studies, as well as thousands of hours of field observation, indicate fur-bearing nest predators like opossums, raccoons and skunks are, by far, the largest cause. To that end, TFT is creating several options to help land managers get trapping done as well.

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