Season timing doesn’t affect reproduction | Wild Turkey Science #269

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May 6, 2024

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Dr. Craig Harper and Dr. Dave Buehler from the University of Tennessee join us to discuss results from their seven-year, robust before-after control-impact study assessing the role of experimental season date delays on turkey reproduction. Spoiler alert: Season delays had no effect on any of the 8 vital rates they measured. 


(Preprint) Quehl, J., et al. (2024). Assessing the relationship between spring wild turkey hunting season dates and wild turkey productivity.


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