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Turn Wild Turkey Into Terrific Table Fare

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Don't let any part of your gobbler go to waste.

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Turkey Display

Wake-Up Call

I'm considering roosting on the deck until April 18.

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Wild Turkeys

Warm weather could boost turkey hunters’ long-term prospects

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Improved reproduction last year, plentiful acorns and a mild winter all favor a rebound of turkey numbers.

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Wild Jerky

Use venison, wild turkey or wild goose in this versatile recipe for jerky.

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Photo of male wild turkey walking in mowed grass

Wild Turkey

Meleagris gallopavo
The large size, iridescent bronze plumage (which can look merely dark at a distance), and naked blue and red head distinguish this ground-dwelling bird from others in our state.

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Photo of two male wild turkeys displaying

Wild Turkey (Displaying Males)

In spring, male turkeys (“toms”) begin gobbling to announce themselves to males and to attract females. Males perform elaborate strutting displays for females, spreading their tails like a peacock and puffing out their feathers.

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Wild Turkey Fajitas

Learn how to make this festive crowd-pleaser using wild turkey tenderloins and mushrooms

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Photo of female wild turkey walking in winter woods

Wild Turkey Female

In the 1950s, wild turkey populations in the state were at an all-time low of fewer than 2,500 birds in 31 counties; in 2004, hunters checked nearly 61,000 turkeys. Successful management focuses on proper seasonal combinations of food, cover, and water.

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