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Wild turkey research set to begin in Maryland

This winter, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is kicking off the first comprehensive study of wild turkeys ever conducted in the state.

State officials say the three-year research project aims to answer “many questions about factors potentially impacting turkey populations.”

“Wild turkeys are an important game bird in Maryland,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “The results of this study will help inform management decisions and ensure turkey populations remain healthy going into the future.”

Beginning this month, wild turkeys . . .