AuthorCrites, Mark Jeffrey, 1957-
KeywordsWild turkey -- Ecology -- Arizona -- Coconino County.
Habitat (Ecology) -- Arizona -- Coconino County.
AdvisorSowls, Lyle K.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractInformation on the ecology of radio-equipped Merriam's wild turkey hens was recorded from 1982-1985 in north-central Arizona. The average net direct line distance that the hens moved was 16.0 miles (25.8 km). Over 35% of the adult hens and 70% of the juvenile hens died during the study, with the majority dying during the winter months. Fifty-four percent of the hens (25% of the juveniles) alive during the nesting season nested, with 54% of those (100% of the juveniles) successfully bringing a brood off the nest. Cover at twelve nests sampled was higher than the surrounding areas, being supplied by oak thickets, slash, and conifers. Successful nests had more cover at the site and more cover in the surrounding areas than the unsuccessful nests. Three broods followed used different combinations of stand types, depending on habitat and food availability.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Renewable Natural Resources