Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Turkey Winter Range
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
TurkeyWinterRange is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing the overall range for Wild Turkey (Melagris gallopavo) in Colorado. Winter Range is defined as that part of the overall range where 90% of the individuals are located from November 1 to April 1 during the average five winters out of ten. This information was derived from field personnel. A variety of data capture techniques were used including drawing on mylar overlays at 1:50,000 scale USGS county mapsheets and implementation of the SmartBoard Interactive Whiteboard using stand-up, real-time digitizing at various scales (Cowardin, M., M. Flenner. March 2003. Maximizing Mapping Resources. GeoWorld 16(3):32-35).