Although Pennsylvania made serious mistakes by relying on game farm turkeys for too long, I would be surprised to find that they did not go to trap and transfer when the NWTF was not even a figment of someone's imagination. I wish it was still a figment.
First, well said turkeybuster. Since I cut my teeth on turkey hunting in PA I should know a lot more on the history and names involved in the programs. I do know talking with Wayne Bailey a few years back he was an adviser to a couple projects.
TC, thanks for the post. The only thing negative is that my grandfather may have been a poacher. I know he was also into grouse and some small game hunting and did have a couple hunts out of State somewhere down south.
Silvestris you are correct that PA did have trap and transfer before the NWTF. I know in the early 60's my grandfather helped out on a couple of those projects. Not sure of the names involved, would need to look back though my library to dig it out.