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Keith Wilson
03-01-2013, 01:48 PM
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn! (Taken about ten minutes ago.)

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3dd20b3127ccef2d69dd2694000000030O00BYsmzNu4aMQ e3nwE/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00104873621020130301184326300.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/

Paul Pless
03-01-2013, 01:52 PM
coolness

Katherine
03-01-2013, 02:03 PM
No Buck Owens?

Keith Wilson
03-01-2013, 02:04 PM
No Buck Owens?:D Nice, nice.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
03-01-2013, 02:29 PM
Tasty.

Keith Wilson
03-01-2013, 02:31 PM
TastyOh God, don't turn this into another gun thread! ;) (Probably kind of scrawny at the end of February.)

ron ll
03-01-2013, 04:17 PM
Shouldn't this have been in the biscuits and gravy thread?

S.V. Airlie
03-01-2013, 04:19 PM
The turkeys' beards are better than mine!are

Figment
03-01-2013, 04:21 PM
Nice. We usually have a good turkey parade in the yard, but I think the snow is still a bit much for them here.

I did walk out this morning to find a herd of 4 does and 4 fawns in the yard. First time I've seen more than twos or threes in a long time.
No camera though.

Keith Wilson
03-01-2013, 05:13 PM
The turkeys' beards are better than mine!http://forum.woodenboat.com/image.php?u=13783&dateline=1206847878 Jamie, NOBODY'S beard is better than yours.

C. Ross
03-01-2013, 05:58 PM
Keith...I saw two of them on Lexington Avenue just north of West 7th this afternoon. They must be getting ready to mate. Seems like they're everywhere right now.

S.V. Airlie
03-01-2013, 06:03 PM
Too early in upstate NY.

pefjr
03-01-2013, 06:15 PM
Oh God, don't turn this into another gun thread! ;) (Probably kind of scrawny at the end of February.)Nah, I got mine in Idaho, same time of the year, smoked it, it took three weeks to eat it all. Best turkey I have ever tasted. If you know any arts and crafts artists, they will give you all kinds of favors or trades for the feet, beak and wing and tail feathers.

Keith Wilson
03-01-2013, 06:29 PM
Better not. I'm pretty much right in the city, and blasting away at a turkey in my front yard would not make me popular with the neighbors, nor the police.

pefjr
03-01-2013, 10:48 PM
Better not. I'm pretty much right in the city, and blasting away at a turkey in my front yard would not make me popular with the neighbors, nor the police.
You need a nice little 58" Hoyt Recurve 50lb. bow, then the smell from a smoker will make you very popular. Just tell em it's a Wal- mart turkey.

Keith Wilson
03-01-2013, 11:33 PM
Not a bad idea, but telling them it's a free-range turkey from the coop would sound more plausible. Lots of regulations and permits required to do it legally, though - here they are (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/turkey/index.html) - and the season doesn't open till April.

elf
03-02-2013, 12:14 AM
Kinda late for Thanksgiving, Keith.

SMARTINSEN
03-02-2013, 07:49 AM
The re-introduction of meleagris gallopavoe in the U.S. is great conservation and wildlife management success story. We used to see them all of the time when we were in rural Connecticut. Here on the Eastern Shore, not so much, it a lot more open farmland, though occasionally.

Once, a long while ago, we were out for a jog, and we startled a group of fledglings-this was in late spring or early summer--as they were getting ready to roost in the trees for the evening. About six or seven of them flew off and away from us. They looked like flying bowling balls.

Paul Pless
03-02-2013, 08:02 AM
About six or seven of them flew off and away from us.Amazing how loud they are, especially if you were very close when you spooked them. I have been walking through brush before and came to within a half dozen steps of them before startling them. When they 'exploded' into flight it has always scared the hell out of me. I used to hunt turkey, but haven't in a long time, I doubt I ever will again. One of the more difficult game I have ever pursued. Smart, fast, keen, good eyesight, they demand 'tracking' and they are very hard to bring down unless you are close and your shot is well placed.

S.V. Airlie
03-02-2013, 08:49 AM
Kinda late for Thanksgiving, Keith.Freezers are your friend.

C. Ross
03-02-2013, 09:54 AM
When they 'exploded' into flight it has always scared the hell out of me.

I was golfing with two buddies early in the morning. Hilly, woodsy course. My buddy Scott, who has the physique and grace of a man of ample habit ... think of Babe Ruth running the bases, or Jackie Gleason dancing ... had teed off and was posed, with beautiful follow through, club on shoulder, fully turned, on his toes, watching his ball fall onto the green of a par three. Idyllic. Lovely.

A mixed group of gobblers and hens were hidden behind us. They exploded into flight, into the trees, making a helluva noise. My buddy Scott reacted with such alarm that he stumbled over his own feet and fell to the ground, yelling, club flying, rolling over and down into the ladies' tee.

When Petro and I cleared the tears from our eyes from laughing at Scott, we teed off.

SMARTINSEN
03-02-2013, 01:16 PM
And away we go.........

http://www.sitcomsonline.com/photopost/data/799/honeymoonersnewU1076031.jpg

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George Jung
03-02-2013, 01:39 PM
Tracking turkeys would be difficult. Spring hunt, from a blind, calling them in over decoys - that's the way to go. And it's quite a show!

Meli
03-03-2013, 05:16 AM
I am constantly amazed at how much wildlife that even a brit would call edible still abounds in the USA.
Your country is unimaginable in size and variation and general fertility to someone from a desert island.
So much space still and so much crowding and so many ghettos.
So weird.

purri
03-03-2013, 05:56 AM
Meli, quite a number of native scrub turkeys here within 8 km of the Sinny CBD. Just need to look but you'd have quail, duck, snipe, maybe Cape Barren geese and others your way.

Meli
03-03-2013, 06:03 AM
Dont think hunting is allowed in the Dandenongs.
Puffing billy might spring a leak.