Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: South Carolina
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

South Carolina Project

Variation of Chronology of Wild Turkey Gobbling in the Upstate of South Carolina

January 2019 - December 2021


Participating Agencies

  • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

We are researching the chronology of wild turkey gobbling in the upstate of South Carolina using point counts and autonomous recording units. We are comparing gobbling chronology in the upstate to other locations as well as looking at variation in gobbling related to date, hunting pressure, and elevation.

Presentations Presentation Date
Thistle, M.R., Dozier, J., McAlister, M.A., and B.E. Ross. 2020. Habitat selection and breeding ecology of Bachman’s Sparrow in a wiregrass-free ecosystem. The Wildlife Society Conference, Louisville, Kentucky. Poster September 2020
Ostroski, J., Cantrell, J., Charles, R., & B.E. Ross. (2020, August). Assessing wild turkey occupancy using autonomous recording units and the package monitoR. North American Ornithological Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. August 2020