When the first Pilgrims landed in north america 350 years ago the wild turkey was an abundant species, out down the years civilization has taken its toll of the wild turkey population.
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Background: When the first Pilgrims landed in north america 350 years ago the wild turkey was an abundant species, out down the years civilization has taken its toll of the wild turkey population.
Now, in Western Kentuck's lake district, the Tennessee Valley authority is tagging the birds with small radio transmitters so that game keepers can leep track of them 24 hours a day and study their habits and how mankind affects the birds. George Wright, a biologist, displays one fat turkey which took hours to capture before it could be fitted with a radio transmitter.
An interesting experiment in turkey tracking is going on in the Land Between the Lakes...and Newsman Robert Nolte was there when several birds were released.
It took hours of patience to capture this wild turkey...now he is free. But this gobbler --- even tho he will live in the wild --- still will be doing his bit for science. The Tenn Valley Authority is sponsoring a study of wild turkeys in one of the TVA's recreational areas--the Land Between the Lakes in western Kentucky. Purpose of the study is to learn how man affects the turkey population. Wildlife biologists plan to rig 30 turkeys with tiny turkey-mounted radio transmitter--transmitters that will enable George Wright and his assistant to constantly monitor the where-abouts of the birds.
this in rn reporting x for nbo news from the land between the lakes in wester ky.