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Wild Turkeys in Wisconsin TV March Special to Air in 5 States

OutdoorsFIRST Media
Published February 22, 2017

Wild Turkeys in Wisconsin, the award-winning one-hour TV special hosted by Outdoor Wisconsin host Dan Small and produced by the Outdoor Heritage Education Center (OHEC), will air on Fox Sports North (FSN) and Fox Sports Wisconsin in March, according to the show's executive producer, OHEC founder Mark LaBarbera.  FSN will carry the show in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota.

Dan Small, Outdoors Wisconsin

"The wild turkey is a magnificent bird," LaBarbera said. "The abundance of wild turkeys today throughout Wisconsin is a testament to the success of conservation, professional wildlife management and the restoration of a species that was absent from our landscape as recently as the 1970s. Our goal in this program is to help viewers understand the challenges and rewards of maintaining healthy wild turkey populations."

The program explores the history and biology of the wild turkey, with an emphasis on the restoration and management of wild turkeys in Wisconsin. Throughout the program, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and National Wild Turkey Federation staff will discuss turkey population dynamics, the economic impact of wild turkeys, hunting opportunities, harvest data, habitat management, the hunter's role in conservation, urban/suburban turkeys and other topics.

"I'm really excited about this program," Small said. "It will be similar in approach to our annual Deer Hunt Wisconsin show, which has informed and entertained viewers for more than 25 years."

Watch The Wild Turkeys in Wisconsin Trailer

Funding was provided by OHEC, WDNR through the turkey stamp program, National Wild Turkey Federation and Hunting Works for Wisconsin.
Wild Turkeys in Wisconsin will air:
FOX Sports North (WI, MN, ND, SD, IA)
Mar. 5, 11 a.m.
Mar. 8, 2 p.m.
Mar. 10, 5:30 p.m.
Mar. 12, 7 p.m.

FOX Sports Wisconsin
Mar. 5, 11 a.m.
Mar. 6, 3 p.m.
Mar. 12, 7 p.m.
Mar. 13, 1 p.m.