Wildlife & Hunting

Wild Turkey Habitat and Management

Wild turkeys can be found across a variety of different habitat types within Mississippi.  However, they do depend upon specific habitat types at different times throughout the year, and the lack of these components can limit turkey populations within a given area.

The following articles are meant to inform landowners and managers about the requirements that turkeys have in regards to habitat, and ways in which these needs can be addressed on-the-ground.

Forest Management

Managed Openings

Additional Resources


(Info about feeding turkeys at 3:20 in video)

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