Latest Wild Turkey Stories
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The third year of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's two time-limited collectible series -- the Wild Turkey Heritage Series and the Upland Game Bird Series -- now are available for ordering.
A Canadian family gathered for Easter weekend outside the capital, Ottawa, had an unexpected guest when a 25-pound wild turkey smashed through a window. Gerry Moore told the Ottawa Sun a neighbor called to say there was a female wild turkey strutting through his backyard midday Saturday.
By Dave Peyton AND now it's wild turkeys. I am beginning to wonder just how wild Peyton Place will become. It began a few years ago when the property was overrun by deer. That phenomenon continues. Then the coyotes arrived.
By Michael M. DeWit Jr. EARLY BRANCH, S.C. - When Dewey Wise purchased 1,400 acres in 2004, he had one thing in mind - to create a wildlife habitat.
Wild turkeys have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: There are more of them around than ever before. Eighty years ago, wild turkeys were losing ground to habitat loss and hunting, and only about 30,000 remained.
Most of the turkeys gracing the nation's dinner tables Thursday have been selectively bred for their white meat for so many generations that simply walking can be a problem for many of the big-breasted birds and sex is no longer possible.
The Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a large bird around measuring 70-90 cm long and weighing from 3 kg (female) to 4 kg (male). In the past, it has sometimes been treated in a genus of its own (Agriocharis ocellata) but the differences between this species and Meleagris gallopavo are too small to justify generic segregation. More colorful than its northern relative the Wild Turkey, this species has a much more restricted distribution and is only found in the subtropical lowlands...
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