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Active timber management and CRP pine plantations not only provide excellent turkey brood habitat, they also support some of the healthiest deer herds in the state.

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California Wild Turkey Distribution Map
California Wild Turkey Distribution Map

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Rio Grande Wild Turkey
RIO GRANDE WILD TURKEY

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Merriam's Wild Turkey
MERRIAM'S WILD TURKEY

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California

California has released Rio Grande, Eastern, Merriam's, and Eastern/Rio Hybrids. However, the most common subspecies found today are: the Rio Grande wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo intermedia), and the Merriam's wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo merriami). Merriam's are typically found only in areas of the state at higher elevations.

The North American Wild Turkey Management Plan is a compilation of regional and state/provincial plans that will outline goals to help wildlife management agencies and the NWTF's dedicated volunteers target the most important factors in wild turkey conservation and protecting our
hunting heritage.

In support of the North American Wild Turkey Management Plan and the continued efforts of wild turkey conservation and the preservation of the hunting tradition, the NWTF's California State Chapter and its members have spent more than $1,909,593 in California since 1985. The money has been raised through Hunting Heritage Banquets and administered jointly by the NWTF, the NWTF's California State Chapter
and the California Department of Fish and Game. The California State Chapter's priorities fall into four categories: Habitat Enhancement, Hunter Access, Wild Turkey Research and Outreach.

Habitat Enhancement

Hunter Access

Wild Turkey Research

Education and Outreach


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