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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.


Feb 27, 2024

In this episode, we discuss how turkey vultures and black vultures provide both positive and negative values to residents of the Great Plains, and how to deal with problems associated with these 2 species. 

Resources for this episode:

Black Vulture Damage Control University of Kentucky Extension:

Black Vulture Effigy Plans:

Paint an effigy to look like a turkey vulture:

Dr. Joe Gerken and Dr. Drew Ricketts are extension specialists and faculty members in the Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management Program at Kansas State University. Find out more about the program at