Tulalips Release Turkeys On Reservation For Future Hunts

The Tulalip Tribes recently released 170 turkeys onto their Snohomish County, Wash., reservation.

After being raised from chicks obtained this past spring, the Rio Grandes were let loose this month in a meadow in hopes the birds would build a harvestable population, according to a press release from the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.

The effort began several years ago with restoration of the meadow for wildlife habitat.

Tribal wildlife manager Mike Sevigny thinks that if birds breed next spring, there could be hunts next fall.

THE TULALIP TRIBES RAISED TURKEYS FROM CHICKS THIS SPRING, HELD THE BIRDS IN A PEN AND THEN RECENTLY TURNED THEM LOOSE ON THE RESERVATION NORTH OF EVERETT. (NWIFC)

The Tribes plans to release more game birds in the meadow.

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