- Treiterer, Beatrix E.
University of Maine Graduate School
Survival, productivity, and habitat preferences of 22 female eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo sylvestris) were studied during 1985-1987 in a recently established population in Waldo County, Maine. Management plans should include the release of additional adult hens in Waldo County to offset the low survival, natality, and recruitment rates of 1987. The selection of future release sites should consider the availability of fields and hardwood stands.