Is Tennessee's wild turkey population declining?

Is Tennessee's wild turkey population declining?

November 24th, 2017 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local Regional News

A wild turkey pauses to watch traffic along the road Friday as southbound traffic climbs Suck Creek Mountain on State Route 27, in Marion County.

Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press.

Wild turkeys in a Catoosa County field may belie the cleverness of an old bird in the woods.

Wild turkeys in a Catoosa County field may...

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

KNOXVILLE — David Buehler says for wild turkey and those who hunt them "the good old days are right now."

And, through a joint research project in which he is involved, Buehler would like to help keep it that way.

Buehler, a University of Tennessee professor in forestry, wildlife and fisheries, is involved in one of the largest wildlife research projects ever undertaken in the state to try to determine what is causing a wild turkey population decline in the state's best wild turkey counties.

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A flock of wild turkeys gather for a feed at bird feeders at Creekside Apartments off Shallowford Road.

Photo by Robin Rudd /Times Free Press.

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