Posted November 25, 2015 7:00 am by Comments

By Vanessa Torres

Utah has a thriving population of wild turkeys. And winter is a great time to view them.
Utah has a thriving population of wild turkeys. And winter is a great time to view them. (Photo by Steve Gray)

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR)
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR)

Utah -(Ammoland.com)- Did you know that Utah is home to a thriving population of wild turkeys?

And that Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year to get out and see them in the wild?

Utah has a thriving population of wild turkeys. And winter is a great time to view them.

Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says more than 25,000 turkeys live in Utah. “It’s tough to get a solid estimate,” he says, “but based on the number of male turkeys hunters took this past spring, we estimate the state’s population at more than 25,000 birds.”

Winter is a great time to see them

Thanksgiving is not only a great time to gather around the table and enjoy feasting on turkey — it also marks the start of the best time of the year to see these birds in the wild.

“Right around the Thanksgiving holiday,” Robinson says, “turkeys start congregating at lower elevations. Some of the …Read the Rest

Source:: AmmoLand

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