Wild Turkeys and Crops: Identifying Crop Depredation, 2022

(2022) Wild Turkeys and Crops: Identifying Crop Depredation, 2022. Natural Resources, Department of


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The restoration of wild turkeys to Iowa’s landscape has raised concern on the impact turkeys may have on crops. Large flocks are often seen throughout Iowa during winter, and are occasionally viewed as a nuisance in agricultural areas. This pamphlet was developed to address turkeys and crop depredation issues, and a key for identifying species responsible for crop depredation is included. Benefits of wild turkeys to farmers, hunters, and wildlife enthusiasts are discussed in the pamphlet.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: DNR, wildlife, Turkey, turkey restoration, cropland
Subjects: Agriculture and food production > Crops
Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Ecology
Transportation > Environment > Wildlife
ID Code: 43028
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2023 20:26
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2023 20:26
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/43028