The Economic Contributions of Restored Wild Turkey Population in New York

This summary economic analysis was conducted by Southwick Associates for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife Restoration Program in concert with the New York Department of Conservation.  It presents the benefits to the public from the restoration of wild turkey populations statewide, based on the costs of the restoration effort and subsequent expenditures by the public who hunt wild turkey, from 1985 through 2020.  The value (in meals) of this wild food source to households also examined.

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