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Natural Resources University


Natural Resources University is a podcast network focused on delivering science-based information for natural resource management.

Funding for this project comes from the Renewable Resources Extension Act.


Jan 26, 2023

It’s easy to see wolf management in two buckets: full protection under the Endangered Species Act or unregulated wolf hunting. But successful management of established wildlife populations is most often somewhere in the middle, with hunting used both as a tool and a conservation funding mechanism.

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Jan 25, 2023

Marcus is joined by Laurel Kays, Fire Learning Network Manager of The Nature Conservancy. Learn of the programs and networking support in which fire professionals are helping landowners to understand and navigate getting fire on their lands.

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Jan 23, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Mike Chamberlain discusses various aspects of wild turkey biology and ecology, signs of problems across many states, how hunter harvest could be contributing to wild turkey decline, and potential solutions.

Paper: Status and distribution of wild turkeys in theUnited States in 2019

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Jan 23, 2023

In this episode, Adam Butler gives us an historical context for wild turkey population dynamics and reveals results from the ongoing season date manipulation across several wild turkey populations in Mississippi. 

Paper: Considerations for Timing of Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Seasons in the Southeastern


Jan 23, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Craig Harper fills us in on their experimental manipulation of season dates across several counties in Tennessee and how it affected wild turkey productivity. We also cover several topics that are critical to understand about wild turkey populations.

Paper: Nest-site Selection and Survival of Wild...