Eastern Wild Turkeys – Talmadge (Map 45)

A rafter of 12 wild turkeys strolled through this morning. There are approximately 30 turkeys in the area. There were 38 at the beginning of winter. I haven’t seen all of them together to be able to get an accurate count yet this spring. If half of the birds are hens and each hen successfully raises only eight poults we’ll have 150ish turkeys in the area. Eight is a conservative number. We see most of the hens with a dozen nearly grown poults each year. We’ve counted hens with 18 poults that are about a quarter of full grown size.

An eastern wild tom turkeys gobbling to domestic turkeys.


Four toms and a hen