raising wild Turkeys information appreciated

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Animallover606, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2008
    I am thinking of raising wild turkeys to release out in the woods for something new no hunting
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Check your states permits and regulations regarding releasing wild domesticated birds.
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    Yes, like in many states, as in Arkansas, it is illegal to release turkeys into the wild that have been raised in captivity.
  4. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I have a few turkeys I released on my property. Like everything else that free-ranges here, they do most of it on my porch.
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Quote:Same here in Ohio, no matter what breed of turkeys.
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Quote:What State are you from??
  7. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Depends on your state. My state of Alabama Laws:

    Prohibited Animal Regulation 220-2-.26

    Restrictions on Possession, Sale, Importation and/or Release of Certain Animals and Fish
    Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Regulation 220-2-.26
    (1) No person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association shall possess, sell, offer for sale, import, bring or cause to be brought or imported into the State of Alabama any of the following live fish or animals:

    Any Walking Catfish or any other fish of the genus Clarias;

    Any Piranha or any fish of the genus Serrasalmus;

    Any Black Carp of the genus Mylopharyngodon;

    Any species of Mongoose;

    San Juan Rabbits, Jack Rabbits or any other species of wild rabbit or hare; or

    Any of the following from any area outside the state of Alabama: any member of the family Cervidae (to include but not be limited to deer, elk, moose, caribou), species of coyote, species of fox, species of raccoon, species of skunk, wild rodent, or strain of wild turkey, black bear (Ursus Americanus), mountain lion (Felis concolor), bobcat (Felis rufus), Pronghorn Antelope (Antelocapridae), any nondomestic member of the families Suidae (pigs), Tayassuidae (peccaries), or Bovidae (bison, mountain goat, mountain sheep).

    No person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association, shall transport within the state, any member of the above-stated species (whether such member originated within or without the state), except for properly licensed game-breeders pursuant to Section 9-11-31, Code of Alabama 1975.

    (2) It shall be unlawful to release any tame turkey, or any other turkey, whether wild or tame, into any of the wild areas of this State.

    The provisions of this regulation shall not apply to any turkeys kept by any farmer or landowner of this State for normal agricultural purposes or for personal consumption.

    We have an abundent population of wild turkey here in Alabama. We just provide large food plots of greens to encourage those already in our area. Hope this helps.
  8. farmgirlshelley

    farmgirlshelley Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2008
    are they going to be released in your own woods? how many acres do you have?
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Chances are high it's illegal. Unless they're farm birds, but even then, you need to have shelter for them.
  10. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

    Oct 16, 2008
    If they are truly wild turkeys, it might be illegal to even possess them in captivity without a gamefarm permit..

    I would annonymously inquire about it where ever it is you live..

    I say annonymous becase once you draw attention to yourself, you will be scrutinized..trust me..

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