- First described by J. Gould in 1856, the Gould’s wild turkey is found in portions of Arizona and New Mexico, as well as northern Mexico.
- The population estimate in the U.S. in 1989 was fewer than 150 birds.
- The reintroduction of the Gould’s wild turkey in Arizona occurred over a 30-year period and resulted in the current population exceeding 1,000 birds.
- Due to the success of this restoration effort, a limited hunting season is now in place for the Gould’s wild turkey in Arizona.
Season 3: Episode 4
National Wild Turkey Federation
The Arizona Game and Fish Department
U.S. Forest Service
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