In 1977, 41 turkeys were brought to Maine from Vermont to repopulate the state.
Now, in 2021, over 30% of Maine's population complains that there are "too many turkeys" in their area. The success in the wild turkey repopulation project has been tremendously successful, and now Maine is feeling pressured to increase the state's turkey season and harvest numbers.
Here we follow a few Maine biologists as they band wild turkeys to apply science to population numbers and survival rates. From their careful research, they will be able to accurately pinpoint a safe harvest number for hunting seasons.
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