Human-habituated wild turkeys, those used to mankind and missing some essential wildness, are giving hunting a bad name around the country—not to mention disrupting law enforcement efforts nationwide. It’s a disgrace really.

I’ve chased spring gobblers and fall turkeys since I was a kid, and this stuff never happens to me. Blink an eye at the wrong time and gobblers run. Move while they’re hunting down the sound of your calling and it’s a quick alarm putt and goodbye. They’re the most paranoid game bird on the planet. Why wild turkeys are attacking cops is anyone’s guess.

What about all you turkey targeting Strut Zoners? Ever have a spring gobbler get physical while you were hunting them? Let us know.