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The Effects of Predators on Wild Turkey Populations | The GameKeepers of Mossy Oak (2021 season)

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The GameKeepers of Mossy Oak | The Effects of Predators on Wild Turkey Populations

Premiering Tuesday 8/10/2021 at 9 P.M. ET on the Outdoor Channel

On this episode of the GameKeepers of Mossy Oak we sit down with Dr. Michael Chamberlain (@wildturkeydoc) and talk predators. Dr. Chamberlain explains how predator control is such a big component in managing for wild turkeys and what can be done to improve turkey habitat and reduce predation.

  • The Effects of Predators on Wild Turkeys Populations
    Dr. Chamberlain explains how predators effect the survival rate of the wild turkey and what can be done to help.

    • Understanding the statistics of next failure and brood survival
    • What percentage of next failure is contributed to predation
    • Where do turkeys nest
    • What to do to make nesting areas less proficient for predators
    • What is causing the increase in predators
    • Making a meaningful impact on managing predators and enhancing nesting habitat

 

  • Applying What We’ve Learned
    Austin Delano explains different techniques to trap predators to depending on your location and target animal.

    • Using a box trap
    • Using a raccoon Cuff
    • Using Leg hold traps
    • Locations to set traps

 

  • Success in The Field
    Don’t miss this exciting Texas turkey hunt with Mossy Oak’s Ben Maki and Chris Paradise as they call in 5 beautiful wild turkeys.

 

  • What Did We Learn
    • Understanding you landscape from the turkey perspective
    • Creating diversity with plantings and managing forest stands
    • Managing native plant communities
    • Understanding edge

Dive even deeper into managing turkeys with Dr. Chamberlain on episode 24 of the GameKeeper Podcast.

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