Gould's Wild Turkey in Arizona

  • 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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