Male Rio Grande Turkey Survival and Movements in the Texas Panhandle and Southwestern Kansas

@inproceedings{Holdstock2006MaleRG,
  title={Male Rio Grande Turkey Survival and Movements in the Texas Panhandle and Southwestern Kansas},
  author={Derrick P. Holdstock and Mark C. Wallace and Warren B. Ballard and John H. Brunjes and Richard S. Phillips and Brian Lee Spears and Stephen J. Demaso and Jack D. Jernigan and Roger D Applegate and Phillip S. Gipson},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract Wildlife managers depend on accurate information regarding wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) survival patterns to properly manage turkey populations. Survival patterns of male Rio Grande wild turkeys (M. g. intermedia) have not been studied intensively. Wildlife managers in the Texas Panhandle, USA, and southwestern Kansas, USA, suspected that turkey populations were declining. From January 2000 through August 2002, we studied survival and movement of 107 juvenile male and 115 adult… 

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