Two Kansas State University biologists have received more than $1.8 million to fund wild turkey research.
David Haukos and Dan Sullins, both assistant professors in the biology department at Kansas State, are researching the decline of turkey populations throughout the state of Kansas.
According to the press release from the university:
“Their research team will examine wild turkey populations and ecology in Kansas to inform state harvest and habitat management. They will capture and mark Eastern and Rio Grande wild turkeys across Kansas public and private lands and place transmitters and leg bands on them to monitor their locations and movements.”
The research team received $1.5 million from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation. The K-State College of Arts and Sciences and Division of Biology and the National Wild Turkey Federation in tandem with its Kansas chapter will also provide additional funding for the research project.