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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 04:04 PM

This bird is looking for my house.

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Reply This bird is looking for my house. (Original post)
Bonhomme Richard Nov 2012 OP
SoCalDem Nov 2012 #1
FarCenter Nov 2012 #2
Bonhomme Richard Nov 2012 #3
FarCenter Nov 2012 #5
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #6
Drahthaardogs Nov 2012 #4
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #11
Drahthaardogs Nov 2012 #13
zbdent Nov 2012 #10
aaaaaa5a Nov 2012 #7
zbdent Nov 2012 #9
Bonhomme Richard Nov 2012 #8
MineralMan Nov 2012 #12

Response to Bonhomme Richard (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:03 PM

1. Wild turkeys are disappearing in many places..lucky you to have seen it n/t

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:07 PM

2. Here they are moving into the suburbs

two years ago, a hen raised 4 in a nearby wooded lot. They were captured and moved to a more suitable location.

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:23 PM

3. There are a ton of them around here.

Before I got the dogs there would be 20 or so in the yard every day. I would toss them seed from the porch but they were too smart to follow the trail to the oven.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:29 PM

5. They may come to rival the Canadian Geese as pests

<b>Gobbling on About Wild Turkey Ways</b>

Wild turkey populations plummeted in the 1800s in New Jersey and elsewhere, largely due to overhunting and habitat destruction. Attempts to increase numbers through the reintroduction of domesticated birds failed, but trap-and-relocate efforts begun in the state in the 1970s proved successful. The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife estimates that there are now more than 20,000 individuals in New Jersey.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:32 PM

6. Leave it to you. n/t

 

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:29 PM

4. huh?

There are millions more turkeys today than ever before. Please get some facts before you post silliness.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:40 PM

11. They actually WERE disappearing in a lot of places.

Populations in the US were as low as 30K during the Great Depression, but they are healthy now.

http://www.nwtf.org/conservation/

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:15 AM

13. No kidding

However the wild turkey has been one of the greatest preservation and reintroduction success stories ever. Here in America hunted species tend to do very well because of hunters dollars. The person who said turkeys were disappearing has no idea what they are talking about.

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:27 PM

10. I saw wild turkeys

in the liquor store ...

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:55 PM

7. That turkey is looking for its final resting place. nt

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:26 PM

9. wouldn't that technically be in the septic tank?

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:26 PM

8. Rut Roh!

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:51 PM

12. Around the Twin Cities in MN, there are wild turkeys everywhere.

They've moved right into the city, and people see them in downtown areas near the Mississippi river. There's a group of them that lives in my neighborhood, and they often show up to feed under bird feeders, etc. They're not afraid of humans, but don't cause any real damage to anything. I enjoy seeing them in my yard, and expect their numbers to continue to grow here.

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