CitationScott, V. E., & Boeker, E. L. (1977). Responses of Merriam's turkey to pinyon-juniper control. Journal of Range Management, 30(3), 220-223.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractMerriam's turkeys (Meleagris gallapavo merriami) inhabit much of the pinyon-juniper vegetative type in Arizona where ponderosa pines are available for roost sites. A 64% reduction in turkey populations was noted following a pinyon-juniper control program that isolated roost sites 300 m or more from cover. In turkey habitat, cleared areas should not be wider than 90 m to provide good turkey habitat, and strips of cover should be retained as travel lanes to established roost areas.