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Eastern Wild Turkey Response to Hunting Feral Hogs with Dogs

We monitored turkey movements before, during, and after dog hunts used to remove feral pigs.  We found that turkeys traveled less on days when hunts occurred, but distances between roost sites increased on hunted days.  As soon as hunting ended, turkeys went back to roosting similarly as they had before the hunts.  Our findings suggest that short-duration hog hunts using dogs have little influence on turkey movements.

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