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Offline elisajcarlson

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« on: May 01, 2008, 11:40:13 AM »
I don't know if anyone else has run into them, but there are some wild turkeys roaming around trout creek, near the 40s markers. I saw a male and female and later a lone male (not same one) on Thursday, April 24 in the AM.

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Re: wild turkeys
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 11:58:19 AM »
hopefully they are still there come mid november....  :o

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Re: wild turkeys
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 12:43:57 PM »
...they can run pretty fast...and I honestly don't know if I could eat something that weird looking...

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Re: wild turkeys
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 12:45:38 PM »
No turkeys, but I saw a young doe on monday around 7pm at main and hog wild intersection.

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Re: wild turkeys
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008, 12:51:00 PM »
I run into wild turkey about 3x a week :)
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Re: wild turkeys
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008, 03:07:13 PM »
I don't know if anyone else has run into them, but there are some wild turkeys roaming around trout creek, near the 40s markers. I saw a male and female and later a lone male (not same one) on Thursday, April 24 in the AM.


There are Turkeys out there all of the time. I was behind one on squiggy running at about 15 mph, when it finally just took off. Didn't know turkeys could fly that high. It was much like the rise of the Pheonix! :)

I have also noticed a lot of Squirrels lately ???.

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Re: wild turkeys
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008, 08:49:57 AM »
Good taste Beercan!

Gregg did you mean the flying squirrels? ;)
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Re: wild turkeys
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008, 10:17:50 AM »
Yeah...... They chased me for 20 miles on Tuesday ;)

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Re: wild turkeys
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2008, 12:42:05 PM »
Several weeks ago, I was riding inside the Flatwoods loop and cut off a big old tom from the shelter of the trees.  When he realized he was caught out in the open he started running like crazy, head and neck way out in front, paralleling me off to my right as I rode on the trail.  When he saw he wasn't gaining any ground on me, he lifted off with a huge racket, blew right across the trail in front of me, and flew off into the trees.  I was laughing my @$$ off at the spectacle of it all.  As silly as they look on the ground they can do some flying when it's called for!

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Re: wild turkeys
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2008, 02:33:08 PM »
I saw one two last night.....they are odd looking as they run.

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Re: wild turkeys
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2008, 07:04:10 AM »
I read years ago that Turkeys were the fastest accelerating birds in the world. But only for a short distance Just like old man Art! ;D 

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Re: wild turkeys
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2008, 04:23:59 PM »
The one I saw at wilderness must have been def/blind, It was walking next to the trial and never took off running. I must have been within 8 feet from it, he did not flinch

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Re: wild turkeys
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2008, 04:32:53 PM »
old man Art! ;D 

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Re: wild turkeys
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2008, 07:01:48 PM »
Maybe you and  Art can go out on a tandem mtb sometime in your little tites! :-\ :o

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Re: wild turkeys
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2008, 12:39:12 PM »
Came out of Squiggy onto the levee Wednesday around 6 or so and was heading back towards Trout Creek when I saw two hens up ahead.  When I got closer I saw 8 turkey chicks that had been hidden by the tall grass.  Don't see the youngsters too often.  I stopped about 25 feet from them and they just slowly walked down the slope towards the woods, no hurry.

Then about a 1/2 mile from there I saw a huge tom down the slope on the I-75 side of the levee.  He was a bit more wary and strutted off at a good pace...
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