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Get to Know the Wild Turkey in Maryland
Once a plentiful and valued source of food for settlers in Maryland, unrestricted hunting and land use changes eventually eliminated all but a remnant of the State’s once flourishing turkey flock. Due to concerted efforts to protect the remaining stock of wild birds and a 20-year effort to reintroduce turkeys into suitable habitat, these magnificent birds have been re-established in all 23 Maryland counties, with a resident flock numbering in excess of 30,000 birds. Read more...
November 15, 2005
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 18,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov