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Old 01-24-2002, 06:35 AM
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WILD TURKEY RESTORATION EFFORTS CONTINUE IN SOUTHEAST REGION
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Game Comission's wild turkey
restoration
efforts will continue this winter in Turkey Management Area (TMA) 9A
in
southeast Pennsylvania, as the agency and members of the state and
local
chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation plan to release up to
260
wild turkeys at more than a dozen sites.

Last winter, the Game Commission and NWTF transferred 230 wild
turkeys (168
females, 62 males) to ten release sites in Berks, Chester, Lancaster
and
York counties.

"We release turkeys at an approximate sex ratio of three females for
each
male because turkeys are polygamous (one male breeds several
females)," said
Mary Jo Casalena, Game Commission wild turkey biologist. "We
identified up
to 13 release sites for this winter in TMA 9A. Each release site will
receive 15-20 turkeys, which means we will release up to 260 turkeys."

Casalena noted that all turkeys will be transferred from in-state
trappings.
Wildlife Conservation Officers and Deputy WCOs, working with NWTF
volunteers, will trap turkeys on private and public lands throughout
the
state (except TMAs 7B and 9A) where landowners desire to have turkeys
trapped or where turkey-hunting opportunities are limited. If
releases are
successful, this year's releases will complete restoration efforts in
TMA
9A.

"The closed fall season in TMA 9A, which was put in place by the
Board of
Game Commissioners last year, will benefit our turkey restoration
effort,"
Casalena said.

For more information on the wild turkey in Pennsylvania, or on the
turkey
trap and transfer program, visit the Game Commission's website
(www.pgc.state.pa.us), click on "Wildlife," then choose "Wild Turkey
in
Pennsylvania."
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Old 01-24-2002, 07:21 AM
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It's nice to see the PGC actually do something. Thanks for posting that Pops...nobody ever seems to bring light to the things the PGC does right.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 01-24-2002, 07:35 AM
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Good post Pops
I think if the PGC would simply agree to commit the proceeds from a turkey stamp to programs like this there would be a whole lot more support
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Old 01-24-2002, 10:15 AM
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Thats good to here this will contnue,Thanks to all,even though I dont turkey hunt. Lets not forget all the private people that raise turkeys and just release them.I know of several people that do this just for fun.But I think it is illegal for a private tax payer to release animals.Is that correct?Heck I know of 2 brothers that at there own cost release over 100 turkys themselves.Even though it is appreciated what the PGC and WTF does that couple hundred turkeys sounds like a drop in the bucket. My neighbor lets 80 pheasants break out of his fence everyyear.
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Old 01-24-2002, 10:21 AM
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The NWTF has always in my opinion done an excellent job here,trimming trees ,planting
food sources etc.I am glad the PGC is working with them on this project.It only shows you what can be done if people work together.
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Old 01-24-2002, 01:26 PM
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TMA 9A? That's my area in eastern Adams County, but no releases in this county? There's a few wild turkey around here, I've seen the most so far (flock of 15) during October flintlock marching single file to feed in a small woodlot. It was nice seeing that because turkeys are a little scarce around here. The season is closed to fall hunting, but someday an increased population of birds may allow it.
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