Wild Turkeys?

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Wild Turkeys?

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Looking for a spot to 'view' some wild turkeys , north or south Ok. Any recent sightings ?
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They're not so common in the Okanagan, in fact I don't remember ever seeing them here, but lots of 'em in the Kootenays. I almost hit some that ran across Hwy 22 in front of me near Trail the other day. They were HUGE, I'd bet some were 50 pounds or more.
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I've only ever seen them just south of the border near Creston.
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I've heard but never seen that there might be some in 8-12. I've heard Rock Creek may have a few though. Princeton too.
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Lots of turkeys on the Commonage near Vernon. They come down to our place on Eastside Road, usually from November through March. Brushy Bill, if it's a 'view' you are after (and not a kill...), PM me and I will message you when we see 'em this year.
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They are here. Just very tough to find. A few years ago I bagged a beauty up Carmi. Wasn't looking for it at the time but what a treat!
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wanderingchef if you are so inclined I would love to know where (approximately). :)
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Hey guys have you been following the election stuff. There are a few turkeys gobbling around. At least a good number of them will be found in Ottawa after Monday!
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wanderingchef wrote:They are here. Just very tough to find. A few years ago I bagged a beauty up Carmi. Wasn't looking for it at the time but what a treat!


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I saw a whole bunch right in Beaverdell the other day. I'd also seen a big flock (herd?? gaggle??) in Salmo. One was in a damned tree sitting on this little *bleep* branch. It defied gravity.
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I've seen them in Okanagan Mountain Park
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Any in 8-9 though?
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Watched a large flock in the field behind the Creston Tim Hortons last week.

Have also seen them up Beaver Creek, but of course they were on private land.

I know a turkey that lives up SS Road, but he doesn't have many feathers left on him. ;)
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They ain't 50lbs. Once there isn't a lot underneath those feathers.

And I bet a couple of the above noted local sightings may be grouse...
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I doubt anyone is confusing the wild turkeys in the Okanagan (which I've seen) to grouse.
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