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In their mind, the province will stock 200 birds and immediately have a "turkey shoot"(pardon the pun) and all 200 will be turkey dinners. They just can't see past the ends of their noses long enough to realize the importance of this or any other reintroduction. If it was a species that couldn't be hunted then they would be all for it. We are getting a large pop. of doves up here and they will not allow a season for them either.eye roll

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So does it look like the turkey program will be a go or is this a dead issue already? Meaning has Nova Scotia already decided no turkies?

They did reintroduce lynx here in Colorado in 1999 and 2000. Rather interesting; a little under half of those introduced are dead now. It was a media circus when the cats were released, a lot initally died from starvation.

I'm usually for predator re-introductions. However I don't live in a rural area nor do I make a living from livestock, so I don't have to deal with the problems of re-introduced predators. Does it look like the wolves are a go in Maine?

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I think the turkey issue is at a stand still. Last I read, the DNR are going to do a impact report on the subject and we all know how quick those things are.

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ChesterGolf, why don't you guys get the National Wild Turkey Federation to help you with your turkey program.
I know they have helped other Canadian provinces to get them established.
Might be worth a try.

We can't shoot doves here either.

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the DNR are going to do a impact report on the subject and we all know how quick those things are.

Yeah don't hold your breath...

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I'll look into the National Wild Turkey Federation and see what they have to say. It wouldn't be a problem if our gov't had any back-bone at all. All these groups get bent out of shape and our dearly elected bend over backwards to please them. Our hunting clubs don't seem to want to rally against them???

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Chestergolf,

Here is the link to the National Wild Turkey Federation:

http://www.nwtf.org

From a historical record I think Nova Scotia will have a much better chance of introducing turkey hunting than dove hunting. Dove hunting seems to bring out the most resistance. However Ohio a few years ago did legalize dove hunting. Michigan has failed on repeated attempts.

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Doves are cuter than turkeys... that is why it is harder to get dove hunting passed.:smile:

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Yeah and it is the symbol of "peace"...

Some hunters say it isn't worth fighting for dove hunting because a nasty dove hunting campaign could make hunters look like blood crazed, loonies that will stop at nothing to get a hunt. Thus opening the possibility for further hunting restrictions. Sort of a winning the battle, but losing the war scenario...

Not sure that I agree but it is an arguement out there.

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To me a dove is about like shooting a woodcock.