Wild turkeys have been introduced into Oregon and Washington in the last century and substantial populations can now be found in various locations in both states. Despite concerns about potential competition between native wildlife and wild turkeys, no evidence exists that harm has occurred in the environments into which the turkeys have been released. This publication describes the life history of wild turkeys, their habitat requirements, and range distribution in the Pacific Northwest. Management recommendations are presented for land managers to use to support wild turkey populations.
A Woodland Fish and Wildlife Project publication.