WATCH GOULD'S REVIVAL: PRESENTED BY NWTF
We’re proud to support the National Wild Turkey Federation and their release of “Gould’s Revival”, a film on the reintroduction of the Gould’s wild turkey subspecies to the sky islands of Arizona. The Gould’s subspecies is the least known of the five subspecies in the US. Gould’s were believed extirpated from Arizona by 1929. Through the efforts of Arizona Game and Fish, the US Forest Service, the Centro Ecologico de Sonora, the NWTF, and a variety of other partners, the Gould’s has made a comeback to the sky islands of Arizona.
With original transplants coming from Mexico in the 1980s, the Gould’s restoration story embodies the spirit of conservation and ingenuity that we need in today’s climate. Despite tremendous obstacles, the program has been a resounding success due to the hard work of state and federal agencies, NWTF volunteers, and private citizens.
With a production schedule that took the Chasing 49 team from the desert mountains of Chihuahua and Sonora Mexico to the remote sky islands of southeastern Arizona, “Gould’s Revival” is the story of persistence and personal sacrifice. With special assistance from executive producer Jay Scott and his team at Gould’s Turkey Hunts , this story is told in a way no Gould’s story has been told before.
We would also like to extend a special thanks to Arizona Game and Fish for not only their contributions to this film, but their tireless work on the Gould’s restoration project.
This film originally premiered at the 2022 National Wild Turkey Federation Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.