Still, nutrition is just as important for turkeys as it is for people. Insects, acorns, feeder corn, and chufas—typically, that’s what many hunters think turkeys eat. Actually, not counting the corn and chufas, turkeys have a well-rounded menu that includes grass seed, insects, small lizards and frogs, plant leaves, and small flowers. Like whitetails, wild turkeys are browsers. Though they have their favorite food (acorns) they also have to rely on other seasonal options to survive.