Skip to comments.People urged to keep away from any wild turkeys
Posted on 09/17/2012 4:38:29 PM PDT by don-o
After months of zero turkey activity, the feathered holiday animals have re-emerged and residents are urged to steer clear.
City Commissioner Clayton Stout said hes already responded to a wild turkey sighting in the Regions Bank parking lot, near the Towne Acres community and as wildlife commissioner, hes already made contact with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency.
On Nov. 28, TWRA Officer Jeff Prater authorized the termination of two wild turkeys in the same Regions Bank location, which sparked a mixed debate on the fate of the birds.
This time around, Stout hopes to avoid that scenario altogether.
We didnt get into a lot of specifics as far as what (TWRA was) going to do, but bottom line is they were not going to do what they did in the past. There was going to be more of a concerted effort to relocate (the birds), he said. For me personally, I dont want to see what happened last time and Im just trying to work with the public and work with the wildlife agency as far as making sure that were in cooperation together.
They usually hang together, he said. When Ive seen a turkey, theres usually about six together.
As they become more visible, more people will probably start to call, he said. Its important that we dont feed them because that was the problem initially, was that the turkeys became way too comfortable with people. Right now, from what Im being told is these birds are ... wary of people. They try to stay away from people.
He suggests that nearby residents and citizens spotting the birds pay them the same courtesy.
One way the public can help is to keep us informed and also not to feed them, Stout said.
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Don’t have to warn me.
LOL, beat me to it!
One of them did $1000 damage to the front grill of my car (husband driving) a year or so ago when he ran out into the road on a suicide mission.
I have them all over the back acreage of my place. Friends in the more citified ares of this municipalty complain that they tear up their flower beds. “What do you expect?” I say, “You’re feeding them!”
"Don't go. I'm friendly, where are you going? Stop running! I got pie....!"
get out there with the bow. brine. fire up the ......
If you’re drivin down the highway at night, and feelin that wild turkey’s bite....
did that two legged creature just say 'gobble, gobble'?
That’s the spirit! Looking for a couple of Slow Joe, a Shelia J Lee and maybe a Hillary or two. Then there’s Pelosi, Barney’s Frank, Waxman... to infinity and beyond!!
Oh man.....I’d love to be in the police station for the morning briefing....
“Bob, have we had any unauthorized turkey activity?”
“No Sarge, but some pigeons have been pooping on the mayor’s car again.”
“Keep a sharp lookout for unauthorized turkey activity. And hey! Let’s all be safe out there.”
That Wild Turkey hurt me one time. I steer clear of that one.
Just tell the LEO’s they are funny looking dogs.
Lemme get my popcorn!
I truly don’t understand the problem here. Offer a bounty but let anybody who bags one keep the meat. Sounds like one of those win-win-win situations to me.
Paging Ted Nugent
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