Information, photos and printable worksheets about the wild turkey. Nearly hunted to extinction a century ago, the bird's dramatic recovery is a state conservation success story. Edgefield, sc — each year, the national wild turkey federation (nwtf) jakes (juniors acquiring knowledge, ethics and sportsmanship) program conducts a writing contest for a chance to win a coveted spot on the annual kansas governor's one shot turkey hunt this year's winner, adam newton.
Happy thanksgiving with pictures of wild turkeys taken around the midwest including sleeping bear dunes, rock cut state park, and many from wisconsin. There are two different species of turkey which are the wild turkey and the ocellated turkey the wild turkey is found naturally in the open forests of north america and is the heaviest of all of the game bird species the ocellated turkey is found in south-east mexico and although the same size as the wild.
This is one big wild turkey (c) john hafner photo check out the top weights for eastern, rio grande, merriam's, gould's, and osceola turkeys as found in the official nwtf wild turkey records the ocellated, of course, is a separate species of wild turkey go here for a photo essay on this bird of southern.