Created: 11/27/2013 9:38 AM WDIO.com
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Wild turkeys have completed their comeback in Michigan.
The sometimes noisy birds are plentiful throughout the state.
It's a quite a change from early last century, when gobblers and hens had been wiped out by habitat loss and unregulated hunting.
The Detroit News reports efforts to restore Michigan's wild turkey population have been so successful that the bird's numbers have reached an estimated 200,000.
To keep that figure in check, the state has two hunting seasons annually. The fall season ended two weeks ago.
The National Wild Turkey Federation says Michigan ranks seventh in the nation for the number of wild turkeys killed by hunters, trailing Missouri, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New York and Mississippi.
Information from: The Detroit News
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