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Thirteen wild turkey hens that were native to Barry County have been relocated to Oscoda County, the Department of Natural Resources announced today.

The trap-and-transfer operation was a joint effort of the DNR, Michigan Wild Turkey Hunters Association, National Wild Turkey Federation and the Mio Chamber of Commerce, as part of a plan to revitalize the northern Michigan wild turkey population, which has been in decline during the last decade. The birds, which were trapped on private land in an area with a robust turkey population, were released on public land near Fairview, a town once billed as the "Wild Turkey Capital of Michigan."

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Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment wildlife biologist Al Stewart recently became the first person on record to complete a World Slam for trapping wild turkeys.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Bath, Mich., resident Al Stewart, the upland game bird specialist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), was honored with the prestigious Henry S. Mosby Award at the National Wild Turkey Federation's (NWTF) 33rd annual Convention and Sport Show held Feb. 19 to Feb. 22 in Nashville, Tenn.

The Mosby Award is named for Dr. Henry Mosby, whose research with wild turkeys in the mid 1900s set the standard for their management. He also helped found The Wildlife Society and was the winner of its highest honor the Aldo Leopold Medal.

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Minnesota Spring turkey application deadline approaching
Turkey hunters have until Jan. 9 to apply for the 2009 spring hunt, wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

“The spring turkey application deadline tends to sneak up on hunters, so we extended the process this year,” said Bill Penning, DNR farmland wildlife program leader. “Although we’ve allowed additional time, we encourage hunters to apply early and avoid the last-minute rush.”

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The best hunt is a SAFE hunt! Both novice and experienced sportsmen should continuously review basic safety practices. The fall turkey season requires different tactics and safety precautions from the spring gobbler season. Dressing right is the key to both safe and successful turkey hunting. While sitting still is most important, full camouflage helps hunters blend into the surroundings and elude the turkey's keen eyesight.

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Judge’s ruling puts wolves back on threatened species list
Minnesota’s wolves have returned to the federal threatened species list following a federal judge’s ruling Monday that rescinded a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2007 decision to delist the western Great Lakes population of gray wolves.

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NWTF’s 45th Parallel Gobblers Chapter Hosts Free Outdoor Field Day for Michigan Youth

Trout fishing, learning to shoot a bow and receiving instruction on safe hunting strategies are just some of the activities scheduled for the fifth annual 45th Parallel Gobblers JAKES Day, June 7, 2008.  The National Wild Turkey Federation’s 45th Parallel Gobblers Chapter will welcome nearly 900 youth from its JAKES and Xtreme JAKES programs in northern Michigan to the Johnson property behind Jay’s Sporting Goods in Gaylord, Mich.  During the event, participants can learn a variety of outdoor skills and hear the remarkable restoration story of the wild turkey.  The NWTF’s JAKES program (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) teaches the principles of wildlife management and traditions of safe, ethical and responsible hunting to youth up to age 12.

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Prescribed Burns in Spring Improve Wild Turkey Habitat

Each spring, the National Wild Turkey Federation’s wildlife biologists hear the fears of concerned hunters who don't understand that prescribed burns in March and April -- months generally known as wild turkey nesting months -- are far more beneficial than harmful to wild turkey populations. However, the NWTF's wildlife biologists have research showing the years of improved nesting and brood habitat created by a growing season prescribed fire is far more important to the turkey population than the loss of a few nests.

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The application period for the 2008 spring wild turkey hunting season began Jan. 1 and runs through Feb. 1. Purchase your application online at http://www.mdnr-elicense.com.

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