Turkey

New Hampshire sees second-highest spring turkey harvest

CONCORD, N.H. — A biologist says hunters harvested 4,482 turkeys in New Hampshire during this year’s spring hunt, 600 more than last year and the second-highest harvest on record. Ted Walski of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says the highest number on record is 4,550, taken in 2013. Walski says last winter was relatively easy for wild turkeys…

NWTF celebrates release of Wildlife Restoration Act funds

Matt DiBona (l), Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Fred Bird. (National Wild Turkey Federation)EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke formally announced the release of $1.1 billion from the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act on Tuesday, June 13 that will continue to support fish, wildlife and habitat conservation. Prior to the announcement, Zinke met with a group of hunting and conservation…

DNR: Wild turkey populations expanding in northeastern Minnesota

Once considered limited to southeastern Minnesota’s agricultural fields and rolling bluff country, wild turkeys have expanded their range by finding areas of suitable habitat as far north as Itasca and southern St. Louis counties and in areas along the north shore. The unusual presence of a new forest game bird has prompted questions about the bird’s expanding numbers and opportunities for hunting.