R. Wayne Bailey

Problems In Capturing Wild Turkeys With Trichloroethanol

In 1976-7721 attempts were made to capture wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) in Michigan and North Carolina with whole corn mixed with trichloroethanol. Many attempts failed and mortality of birds captured was unacceptably high. Trichloroethanol was not recommended for use in capturing wild turkeys.


Use Of Stimulants In Reducing Mortality In Narcotized Turkeys

Use of lethal dosages of tribromoethanol-treated grain in wild turkey trapping operations, followed by prompt use of two stimulants (pure caffeine in sodium benzoate and amphetamine sulfate) and other treatment procedures improved capture success and minimized mortality. In the last decade L. E. Williams and colleagues (1966, 1967, 1970) in Florida reported increasingly improved success in capturing wild turkeys by means of oral drugs. In recent years other states-among them Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia-have used the technique. North Carolina turkeys are...