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Iowa research has ramifications for turkeys in surrounding states

State wildlife agencies across the country are closely monitoring an Iowa turkey study, as commonalities exist among states with similar eastern turkey habitats. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

It’s a sight that’ll bring a tear to the eye of even the most hardened turkey hunter or researcher: a turkey nest decimated by predators that feast on egg clutches. To biologists and hunters, it means yet another unsuccessful nesting effort contributing to dwindling turkey populations across the country. 
Scientists say the number of turkeys in the U.S. has been on the decline for decades. From 2014 to 2019, University of Georgia professor Dr. Michael Chamberlain and colleagues estimated an 18% overall decline.

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