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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.


Oct 23, 2023

Marcus and Will travel back in time with legendary turkey researchers Dr. Larry Vangilder and Eric Kurzejeski. Join as they discuss the early days of restocking and lessons learned, how hunting regulations changed as populations grew, initial assumptions impacting today’s regulations, challenges they faced as biologists, and thoughts on why we’re seeing declines today.


Dr. Larry Vangilder, Eric W. Kurzejeski

Dr. Marcus Lashley (@DrDisturbance) (Academic Profile)

Dr. Will Gulsby (@dr_will_gulsby) (Academic Profile)

Turkeys for Tomorrow (@turkeysfortomorrow

UF DEER Lab (@ufdeerlab) (YouTube)


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Music by Dr. David Mason &

Produced & edited by Charlotte Nowak