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Let’s Talk Turkey: Conservation, Traditions, and Turkey Season

5/29/2013 // By Rachel Dawson

As the unofficial start of summer rolls in, and brings with it all the excitement of family barbeques and weekends in the sun, I’m actually pretty bummed.  For me, it’s much less the beginning of a new season—but the end […] Read more >

Rio Grande Wilid Turkey puffing out his feathers. U.S. FWS photo by Robert Burton.

Let’s Talk Turkey: The History of a Wild Icon in America

11/19/2012 // By Sterling Miller

The turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is one of wildlife conservation’s greatest success stories. Unlike the accomplishment of cooking up a delicious stuffed turkey for Thanksgiving, this success story is about wild turkey. In the early 19th Century the wild turkey was reduced […] Read more >

Longhorn by Nathan E. Woodward

Home for the Holidays: The Wild Origins of Table Meat

12/16/2010 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Most Americans are not likely to look for wildlife on their dinner tables, but in fact the echo of the wilderness—of wildlife and of wildlife habitat—is right there in most meals. That beef steak?  That Christmas ham?  That leg of […] Read more >

5 Things You Should Know About the Wild Turkey

11/26/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

True Americans The wild turkey is a true American species that is native only to the United States, Canada and Mexico. There are five subspecies found across North America. They were almost wiped out in the U.S. due to do […] Read more >

Turkey Facts for Turkey Day

11/22/2007 // By Danielle Brigida

As you gobble down your Thanksgiving feast, here are a few turkey tidbits for the dinner table conversation… Wild Turkey Facts: The wild turkey was a contender for America’s national symbol, but lost out to the bald eagle. Wild turkeys […] Read more >