Conservation Efforts Paying off at Cañada de Los Osos Ecological Reserve

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With the good precipitation we had this spring and the on-going restoration efforts at Cañada de Los Osos, wild turkey numbers on the reserve appear to be doing very well!

Gobbler Flock
A portion of the Gobbler flock.

NWTF staff and volunteers met with the Friends of Cañada de Los Osos this past week to see the progress of the planted native grass fields and installed wildlife drinkers.  We were pleased to see not only the successful plantings, but very robust populations of wild turkeys as well.

turkey fight
A couple of Toms trying to establish their place in the pecking order.

Coming across a Jake flock that numbered near 30 birds, as well as a Gobbler flock that numbered nearly 40, things are looking good.  All in all, around 150 wild turkeys were seen down in the valley surrounding the recent restoration efforts as well as a handful of deer grazing in the project area.

turkey fight 2
It’s not all fun and games in the turkey woods!

The NWTF is proud to help sponsor these efforts and assist in maintaining healthy populations of wildlife on the Reserve.  Robust populations of wildlife also help to create a more successful experience for the youth hunters that are lucky enough to be drawn for this special place.  We are helping to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.

native grass fields
Blacktail deer and wild turkeys utilizing the recently restored native grass fields.
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