Space-Use, Movements, and Survival of Translocated Eastern Wild Turkeys in East Texas

We used GPS data to describe movements and survival of turkeys translocated to east Texas as part of ongoing restoration efforts.  We found that movements declined 20 days after release, and birds released in the second year when other turkeys were present moved less than birds released the first year.  Our findings suggest that translocating birds to areas that already have turkeys present may minimize movements and improve survival, thereby increasing translocation success.

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