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Georgia Turkey Season 2021

Georgia Turkey Season 2021

Georgia Turkey Season

Georgia Turkey Season

If you're looking for a killer Thanksgiving meal (or any meal, really) with plenty of engagement from everyone at your table, Georgia Turkey Season is the answer.

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In the early 20th century, many private land-owners in the state attempted to protect and restore the turkey populations on their property. However, it was not until the 1940s that the Georgia Game and Fish Commission began attempts to trap and relocate birds on what is now Berry College Wildlife Management Area. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the commission attempted to raise and release turkeys into the wild. In 1966, after raising and releasing more than 10,000 turkeys with no real success at establishing a truly wild population, the program ended.

Southwest Georgia is part of the Upper Coastal Plains region and has the healthiest turkey population in the state. But biologists say the continuing drop in the number of polts per hen statewide are not sustainable for this valued natural resource and, as a result, have requested the DNR consider the proposed changes for approval. To date, eight public meetings have been held with 97 citizens attending, and virtual meetings were attended by 260 citizens. Email surveys were sent to hunters who purchased the Big Game tag required to hunt turkey in Georgia and more than 16,000 responded. (Source: www.albanyherald.com)

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In the early 20th century, many private land-owners in the state attempted to protect and restore the turkey populations on their property. However, it was not until the 1940s that the Georgia Game and Fish Commission began attempts to trap and relocate birds on what is now Berry College Wildlife Management Area. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the commission attempted to raise and release turkeys into the wild. In 1966, after raising and releasing more than 10,000 turkeys with no real success at establishing a truly wild population, the program ended.

At the National Wild Turkey Federation, the outdoors isn’t just what’s on the other side of the glass, it’s where we feel most alive. And we’re making America the best it can be for the people and wildlife who call it home. The NWTF has divided the country in six areas — America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation — to focus our effort on the most critical wildlife habitat needs. (Source: www.nwtf.org)

 

 

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