Free-Ranging Eastern Wild Turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by turkeyboy1, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. turkeyboy1

    turkeyboy1 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2015
    I am considering buying a few eastern wilds and would like to know how far they range? Will they stay and live where I feed them or should I build a coop and fence? Please don't spare any details if you have information on this subject! Thanks
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    The first thing that you need to do is to contact your local G&F Dept. or game warden. They can very quickly let you know if and what kind of permit that you need to have or if you are even allowed to have them. Every state is different on their laws regarding wild turkeys.

    In my state the G&F require a permit and a property and pen inspection before allowing a person to have wild turkeys. They also do not permit the permittees to free range their wild turkeys.

    Your local game warden can clear up these types of issues for you.

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