Latest Wild Turkey Stories

2009-04-13 13:24:46

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. He said he and the crowd of family rushed from the family room to a back window to watch the bird. Meanwhile, a male wild turkey, apparently seeking the female, was approaching the family room window when it...

2008-09-23 21:00:00

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. Some claim they were imported into West Virginia by the state wildlife folks. From what I have read, however, they have established themselves in most of the eastern states. In fact, there are reports of coyotes in New York's Central Park. However they got to...

2007-04-03 01:20:12

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. After years of hard work, the retired Charleston lawyer recently was honored as a Wild Turkey Woodlands National Outstanding Land Steward Award winner. The award is given to landowners who practice sound, active land management for wildlife and community and federation chapter involvement. "I just enjoy wildlife and creating wildlife...

2005-11-24 10:25:00

HELLS CANYON, Idaho -- 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. Now there are about 7 million of the birds in the United States, according to the National Wild Turkey Federation. In a sheltered state-owned area near the bottom of Hells Canyon in western Idaho, as many as 300 of the large birds take up...

2004-11-25 07:51:07

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- 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. A small research team is hoping to come to the rescue, employing the latest in biotechnology to chart the genetic map of America's favorite Thanksgiving meal and eventually alleviate the breeding problems. The idea is to identify...

Latest Wild Turkey Reference Libraries

2005-06-02 11:22:49

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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