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Space Use, Movements, and Habitat Selection of Translocated Eastern Wild Turkeys in Northwestern Louisiana

We assessed movements of wild turkeys translocated to one part of Louisiana to an area devoid of turkeys.  We found that translocated birds behaved differently than did resident birds, which wasn’t unexpected.  We found that within 90 days, birds had moved about 3.5 miles from the release site which is farther than what is desired.  Our findings suggested that managers need to identify ways of improving habitat prior to future releases in that area to prevent such extensive movements. 

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