The 1942 Status of Wild Turkeys in Missouri

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A recent inventory of wild turkeys in Missouri shows a population of 4,340 birds in 31 counties in the Ozark region. Their occurrence seems to be materially influenced by soil and topography, with the heaviest concentrations on shallow-soiled "balds" on Clarksville stony loam. Protection from hunting and other disturbance by man ranks high among the requirements for management. In general the native wild strain appears to be more productive than any of the hybrid game-farm strains.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Biologist, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, Columbia, Mo.

Publication date: June 1, 1943

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