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Wild Turkey
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Sue    Posted 06-01-2002 at 18:42:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No, not alcohol. I've discovered I have about 10 turkeys running about on my farm and have heard them for some time in the woods. Question, is there anyway to tame them?

Sue


Hogman    Posted 06-02-2002 at 02:34:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have an old cabin where We lived untill buildin the house. It's a half mile away on another part of the property and where the main part of Our hog operation was. Sets on road and one neighbor lives a quarter past there.
Had a hen nest in the yard,raised a fine batch of little'uns. I would go by Her nest at least twice a day within 25 feet. She had plenty of feed and water,might say"She was in Hog heavon.
There was never any question as to Her bein Wild! In answer to Your question;Forget it!

We saw this place once when We bought it,There's a big house on corner when You turn off tha road onto our old wagon track road. When We came back with the first load of movin,turned off at big house and was stopped by a big flock of Turkeys.At least 35 birds, all in tha road, had to just creep thru tha blamed things.

We talked about tha People there raisin Turkeys and lettin Em run loose like that. Soon found out Tha house was vacant and nobody around here raised turks. Thought at tha time They looked kinda scrawny for domestic birds. This just to indicate They are a strange life form,but forever wild.



kraig WY    Posted 06-01-2002 at 19:09:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got a bunch around here. Use to feed them then couldn't get rid of them. Now they hang out by my pig pen stealing grain. You leave food around they will get use to it and hang pretty close. They'll go off to hatch their young but they will come back. Game warren told me once, if they're within a hundred yards of the house they're tame.


Joanne    Posted 10-08-2007 at 11:01:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How do I get rid of about 10 wild turkey that like to sit on my hot tub cover and poop all over my deck?


ron matuson    Posted 02-19-2007 at 14:54:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
get rid of wild turkeys in my back yard fensed in


DeadCarp    Posted 06-01-2002 at 19:03:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure! There are 3 common ways to tame wild turkeys: 12 guage, 16 guage & 20 guage. heh heh

Seriously, i'd be tickled they're around and just watch them while they are. When i was a kid we had prairie chickens and they'd strut & thump and do all their things - colors like a bouquet of flowers! Dad used to drive out and claim 1 a year for Thanksgiving and to settle up for feed. They went away over the last 30 years and now the DNR is trying to re-introduce them. Might work with all the deer hunters planting corn now. Let's hope :)


Mudcat49    Posted 06-02-2002 at 10:49:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
410 with a 3" chamber and a load of #4's but u gotta make a head shot!


Pitch    Posted 06-01-2002 at 18:56:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can find where they are feeding and spread corn to lure them in close enough to observe them closely but I doubt that you will ever tame them turkeies are extremely wary birds. You can buy turkey chicks and raise them and they will be semi- tame but come spring time if a wild one attracts them they will probably take off.


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