Eastern Turkeys in Georgia

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SarahFair, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I put some goats up for sale or trade. A guy emailed me asking if I didn't want to do a part trade for a pair of eastern turkeys.
    I can't seem to find anything about being able to legally own them in Georgia..
    Also he said he gets $30 each for them. Is the the going rate?
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Good price for a turkey over 6 months. Chances are he just has standard bronze turkeys unless he is a state wildlife rehaber. Most people say they have "wilds" but they are just wild mixes like everybody elses standard bronze. Kinda like about 98% of the people who say they have Ameracauna chickens really have easter eggers. You will need a permit in GA for real Eastern Wilds.
     
  3. THunter

    THunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sarah, Didn't you used to be, or maybe still are, on the GON Board? Just wondering. My understanding is you can have wild eatern turkeys in Georgia, some hatcheries even sell eastern poults. I imagine it's like bobwhite, call DNR in Social Circle and ask them. Speak to our old friend John Bowers.
     
  4. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    He didnt say "wild" eastern.. just eastern turkeys. He did say he hatched and raised them himself.
    I just noticed that McMurry wouldnt ship to Ga so that is why I question


    ....and yes I am on the GON. [​IMG]
     

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