Wild turkeys can be domesticated if raised. They can mate with wild turkeys and they do attack humans in some circumstances. Wild turkeys cannot be raised and released and you cannot kill them in your yard without a license.
Is it illegal to raise wild turkeys?
Answer: There is nothing illegal about selling or purchasing domestic poultry sold as wild turkeys. However, it is not legal to release wild turkeys that have been domestically reared for propagation or hunting purposes.
Can you shoot a turkey in your backyard?
Where safe and legal, hunt wild turkeys on your property, or allow others to hunt them. A hunting license and upland game bird stamp are required. Legal methods of take include shotgun, archery equipment, or air rifle.
Can a wild turkey hurt you?
Wild turkeys that adapt to urban or suburban communities, especially young and mature males during the breeding season, can become quite aggressive towards people. Rarely do they cause serious damage, although they often will chase and harass children.
Can turkeys smell you?
It is often said of turkeys, “If they could smell you, you’d never kill them.” Maybe so, but the senses they do posses are among the keenest in nature, honed by eons of natural selection to ensure survival of the species. Even novice hunters occasionally encounter a “foolish” bird that makes them feel like a hero.
Can turkeys eat cheerios?
You may be surprised but yes, birds can eat cheerios and they’re safe for them to eat too… You’ll be surprised how many other types of wildlife will eat them, obviously without milk!
Are turkeys the dumbest animal?
The domesticated turkey is indeed one of the dumbest animals in the world. They prefer to drink water only when it’s falling from up top, and sometimes they die in the rain. They are dumb enough to keep staring at the sky endlessly even when it’s raining.
What is a turkey farmer called?
[ pohl-tree-muhn ] SHOW IPA. / ˈpoʊl tri mən / PHONETIC RESPELLING.