turkey http://wxpr.org en Young People Learn Much From Hunt http://wxpr.org/post/young-people-learn-much-hunt <p>Turkeys are the focus of the on-going series "Wildlife Matters" with Jeremy Holtz. Today he thinks there are many things to be learned during the hunt.</p><p></p><p>DNR wildlife biologist Jeremy Holtz. His series, "Wildlife Matters" is heard most weeks on WXPR.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:30:37 +0000 Jeremy Holtz 17419 at http://wxpr.org Young People Learn Much From Hunt Unknown How Turkey Population Affected By Harsh Winter http://wxpr.org/post/unknown-how-turkey-population-affected-harsh-winter <p>Next we hear from DNR wildlife biologist Jeremy Holtz with his on-going series, "Wildlife Matters".&nbsp; He says it's still unknown how our severe winter will affect turkey populations.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Holtz 15457 at http://wxpr.org Unknown How Turkey Population Affected By Harsh Winter Wild Turkeys Face Difficulty Finding Food in Severe Winter http://wxpr.org/post/wild-turkeys-face-difficulty-finding-food-severe-winter <p>Many wild turkeys may be struggling to survive the harsh winter in northern Wisconsin.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bird expert Laura Erickson says in an average winter, turkeys are protected by their fat reserves.&nbsp; But a severe winter like this one is another matter.&nbsp;</span></p><blockquote><p>“The problem is that they need a lot of food.&nbsp; And with the deep snows we’ve been having, it’s virtually impossible for them to find the acorns or other food items that they would normally get on the ground.” &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:02:46 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14944 at http://wxpr.org Wild Turkeys Face Difficulty Finding Food in Severe Winter Don't Forget to Thaw the Turkey http://wxpr.org/post/dont-forget-thaw-turkey <p>If you’re planning to cook a big turkey this Thanksgiving, you may need to start thawing it this weekend.&nbsp;</p><p>Oneida County Health Department Sanitarian Jody McKinney says the best way to thaw a frozen turkey is in the fridge, but you have to allow one day of thawing for every five pounds of turkey.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“Therefore if you’re going to serve a large turkey approximately 20 pounds, plan at least four to five days in the refrigerator for thawing.”&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:46:40 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11053 at http://wxpr.org Don't Forget to Thaw the Turkey