History and management of the wild turkey in West Virginia by R. Wayne Bailey

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Published by Division of Game and Fish in [Charleston] West Virginia .

Written in English

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  • West Virginia.

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  • Wild turkey -- West Virginia.

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Statementby R. W. Bailey and K. T. Rinell.
ContributionsRinell, Kermit T., West Virginia. Division of Game and Fish.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 59 p.
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5021225M
LC Control Number76650334

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the biology of wild turkeys or the factors that influenced populations. InMosby and Charles Handley answered some of the basic ques-tions and ushered in a new era of research and management when they co–authored The Wild Turkey in Virginia. The wildlife management move-ment had gained credibility with the publication of Aldo Leopold’s Bowhunting Wild Turkeys Make Comeback In West Virginia Wild Turkeys Make Comeback In West Virginia Fewer than years ago, the state's wild flocks had all but been exterminated, and until the s turkeys could be found in only a relative handful of counties.

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