Turkeys in the News

Idaho: "Mitch Grover is tired of dealing with close to 90 wild turkeys that won't get off his property in Archer, Idaho. They are eating all of his alfalfa in his corral. This is the first year the wild turkeys have come to roost at his farm and have eaten his cattle's hay. Grover says they make a big mess."
"'They eat and they crap right in the same spot. It's ruining my feed, it's a problem,'" said Grover- LocalNews8.com

Michigan: “Heavy snowfall this winter could begin taking its toll on deer and wild turkeys in Isabella, Clare and Gratiot counties. Both deer and turkeys could become more visible, grouping together as winter gives way to spring and deep snowcover becomes crusted with ice.”—The Morning Sun

Florida: “The spring turkey season began Saturday in Florida's South Zone, and it will begin March 15 in the Central and Northwest zones. For some hunters, it is the only season that matters; the sights and scents of the spring woods, the gobble of big tom turkeys and the opportunity to bag the tastiest of all wild meats combine to make an unbeatable trifecta.”—The Tampa Tribune

New Jersey: “Love em or hate em, they're here to stay, ever growing in number and becoming more accustomed to people as they forage for food in yards and roost in trees at night, dropping excrement that will peel the paint off cars,” according to wildlife biologist Lee Widjeskog—Bridgeton News

Arizona: "Wildlife officials have released 55 wild turkeys in a remote part of northwestern Arizona in hopes the birds will grow into a huntable population within a few years. The nonprofit National Wildlife Turkey Federation on Thursday announced the Jan. 16 release of the turkeys in an isolated section of the Black Rock Mountains, about 15 miles south of the Utah border.
The federation said the release of the Rio Grande turkeys adds a new subspecies of wild turkeys in Arizona. Two other species, the Merriams and the Goulds, are thriving."—azcentral.com

Louisiana: “‘Yes, they're gobbling already," said Lafleur. "I happened to be doing some work recently at the skeet range at Sherburne, and I heard two different birds gobbling nearby. Evidently the warm spell had the birds sounding off.’"—Daily World

Minnesota: “‘They're an everyday nuisance, tearing up our yard and defiling it with their droppings, which our dogs snack on and roll in. They've become so comfortable and aggressive that they come up to our back door, even ignoring the family dogs.’”—Star Tribune