Wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) were introduced to northwestern Minnesota, USA, in 2006 and 2007. This provided an opportunity to examine landowner feelings for a wildlife species not endemic to the region. In 2007, we mailed surveys to 200 landowners to evaluate landowner interactions, feelings, and concerns with turkeys. Overall response rate was 76%. Eighty-nine percent of respondents in northwestern Minnesota reported positive feelings toward turkeys, 9% were indifferent, and 2% reported negative feelings. The introduced turkeys were not perceived to be problematic:
Parent, Chad J.; Goodwin, Brett J.; and Dunton, Eric M.
"Landowner Attitudes Toward Introduced Wild Turkeys in Northwestern Minnesota,"
Human–Wildlife Interactions: Vol. 6
, Article 15.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/hwi/vol6/iss1/15