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Wild Turkey Re-introduction Project in Norfolk County

   Wild Turkey photograph by Mark K. Peck
   Wild Turkey
Once a common native species, the wild turkey had disappeared from Ontario forests by the turn of the century. This was due mainly to over harvesting and the destruction of its natural habitat. However, an attempt was made to re-introduce those spectacular bird to Ontario woodlands. In February, 1984, 27 wild turkeys captured in the Ozark Mountains were released in Norfolk County southwest of Simcoe. Funded in part by ELSA, the wild turkey re-introduction program has created wide public interest. Other releases have taken place in Napanee and Huronia Districts.

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