EB-6198: Rio Grande Wild Turkey in Texas: Biology and Management
wild turkey information sheet

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Email: jccathey@tamu.edu

Product Code: EB-6198

Free electronic download only. Over-hunting greatly reduced populations of the Rio Grande Wild Turkey in Texas. Now, however, restoration efforts and harvest limits are helping the birds make a come-back, and many landowners want to know how to manage their land to encourage them. This publication explains the characteristics, life history, range, nesting and reproduction of Rio Grande Wild Turkeys. It also discusses the birds' daily and seasonal movements and the effects of predation and diseases on their survival. There is a thorough discussion of the kinds and amounts of food and cover plants turkeys need, and methods of managing brush, water, grazing and farming to create suitable habitat (20 pp., 2 maps, 1 graph, 35 color photos, 5 tables) By: James Cathey, T. Wayne Schwertner, Stephen DeMaso, Bob Cavney, Justin Dreibelbis, Kyle Melton, Shawn Locke, Bret Collier