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The Disappearing Game: Researching turkey decline

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Six hours have now passed, and still, no movement. The dew fades, and the birds sing, but no turkeys appear.


Recent annual surveys from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation suggest a decline in Oklahoma turkey populations, and observations made by wildlife enthusiasts confirm these results, said Kurt Kuklinski, ODWC wildlife diversity and research supervisor.


“For the last three to five years, we’ve started to see some declines in the turkey population,” Kuklinski said regarding recent annual surveys.


Continue reading about the turkey decline from the Cowboy Journal magazine article.

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