Question: What states have the most wild turkeys?

What is the hardest state to kill a turkey in?

I might get some arguments from folks in Louisiana, Mississippi, parts of Georgia or even panhandle Florida, but I think Alabama and South Carolina have the toughest turkeys in the country. These heavily pressured Easterns have seen it all, and they’ve been pursued for decades by the best hunters in the world.

Where are turkeys most abundant?

Eastern wild turkey

Eastern wild turkeys are the most widely distributed subspecies east of the Mississippi River. They are also the most abundant. In fact, you can find them in 38 states and numerous Canadian provinces.

What colors should you not wear while turkey hunting?

Never wear bright colors, especially not red, white, blue or black because these are the colors of a wild turkey gobbler. Watch out for red, white or blue on your socks, t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, hats, bandannas, etc. Wear dark undershirts and socks, and pants long enough to be tucked into boots.

Where can I kill a Merriam turkey?

Top 5 Merriam’s Turkey Hunting States

  • 5 | Colorado. Colorado Parks & Wildlife says Merriam’s population estimates are around 27,000 birds. …
  • 1 | Wyoming. …
  • 2 | Montana. …
  • 3 | South Dakota. …
  • 4 | New Mexico. …
  • 5 | Colorado. …
  • 1 | Wyoming.
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Do turkeys mourn their dead?

Turkeys have a refined “language” of yelps and cackles. They mourn the death of a flock member and so acutely anticipate pain that domestic breeds have had epidemical heart attacks after watching their feathered mates take that fatal step towards Thanksgiving dinner. They clearly feel and appear to understand pain.

Which states have wild turkeys?

Top 10 Wild Turkey Hunting States

  1. Missouri. Home to more than 317,000 Eastern turkeys, hunters harvested 47.603 of them.
  2. Georgia. Home to an estimated 335,000 Eastern turkeys, hunters took 44,106 of them in 2014. …
  3. Pennsylvania. …
  4. Alabama. …
  5. Wisconsin. …
  6. Tennessee. …
  7. Kansas. …
  8. Michigan. …

What is the hardest turkey to kill?

1. Easterns: Hunter pressure in tight habitats make this subspecies the most difficult in the country. More turkey hunters roam Eastern states than any of the others. An Alabama Eastern three-year-old longbeard might be the most difficult turkey of all.

Is Wild turkey tough?

Because wild turkeys are far more active than commercially raised turkeys, their muscles are more developed, which can lead to a chewy texture. Additionally, trophy gobblers, tough to score, are also tough-tasting when cooked.

Are wild turkeys hard to hunt?

Not everyone tags out every spring. When gobblers are hard to hunt, they are hard to hunt. … That’s what we have here for you — three extremely tough-to-kill longbeards that exhibit very different actions.

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