A telemetric study of the effects of recreational activities on the eastern wild turkey was conducted during the summer of 1972 and the spring and summer of 1973 and 1974. One hundred and three turkeys were captured and patagium tagged. Fifty-five were released with 164 MHz radio transmitters attached. Turkeys did not frequent a heavily used off·road vehicle area. Foot trail traffic had an adverse effect on the use ofan area by turkeys. Turkeys were not known to inhabit any area closer than 1.0km to campgrounds in the summer. Some loss of turkeys to poaching was noted. Management implications are discussed.