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Agency asking for help in tracking turkey populations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks is seeking information from hunters to keep track of turkey populations in the state. Adam Butler, wild turkey program biologist, said the spring gobbler hunter survey is one of the most reliable data sets used to monitor Mississippi turkeys. Currently, more than 1,200 turkey hunters participate in the program, but ...

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Officials report best wild turkey hatch in a decade

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Near-perfect conditions have produced the best turkey hatch in 10 years, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. July observations indicate that “in 2014, we ought to have a tremendous season,” particularly in southwest Mississippi, said Wild Turkey Program coordinator Dave Godwin. The last solid overall statewide hatch was about in 2002, Godwin said. ...

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