Turkey stocking

The above photo originally ran in a news publication on Jan. 30, 1984 withe the following cutline. As part of an ongoing effort to expand Kentucky’s wild turkey population, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and TVA recently released 17 turkeys into eastern Calloway County. The birds were trapped by state and TVA biologists at Land Between the Lakes. Gerald Alexander (left), conservation officer in Calloway County, examines one of the state turkey hens with Albert Wilson (center), a county resident and forest ranger, and Vernon Anderson, state district biologist. Wildlife officials hope these initial birds will lead to a large and healthy turkey population in the area and stress that the ultimate success of the stocking project depends on the support of county residents. Persons are encouraged to report all turkey sightings, as well as information about poaching, to state officials.