General Information about Turkey.
six subspecies of turkeys, which are all native to North America. The must numerous
of all turkeys is the eastern wild turkey, also known as the forest turkey. These
turkeys were the ones hunted by the pilgrims and to this day they still cover
the eastern half of the United States. The male turkeys (aka gobblers) weigh
around 16 to 22 pounds on average while the females (aka hens) weigh slightly less
at 8 to 12 pounds. The gobblers have a beard that reaches 6 inches or more of altered
feathers on his breast. They also have sharp spurs on the legs for fighting. The
hens don’t have beards or spurs however both genders have a snood which is a
dangly appendage on the face. Both genders also have a few feathers on the head
and a wattle which is a red dangly bit under the chin. Turkeys have around 5000
to 6000 feathers
Best Location to Hunt:
Hunting Season: Depends on the location of the hunt.
Draw Required: Yes