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Saw a white turkey today



While walking to my stand this afternoon, a came across some white feathers in the woods that I couldn’t identify. While in the tree, I heard a flock of turkeys feeding, coming my way. Then I saw a big white bird, thought it was a large tame goose. No, it was a white turkey, looked like some kind of exotic breed that got loose and ran off with this flock of 15 or so wild birds. He won’t last long.

That’s a wild one to its right.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-30-2019, 11:12 PM
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There called smoke turkey. I hunt area in jersey that has a strong population of them
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Actually it's probably an escaped White Holland. That's what you normally eat at Thanksgiving.

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Call in and shot a white gobbler in the remote mountains of MO. one Spring. Passed on an Eastern Gobbler which had a longer beard, but I opted to shoot the white one as I thought no one would believe me. And as Ted said above it was more of a smoked color as off white, but looked very white next the color normal gobbler.

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bet it was interesting to see, thanks for sharing
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WOW a Pre smoked Turkey, whod of thunked it.
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Neat Bigbrownie!! Something I have yet to see in the woods!! Crosshairs would sure show nicely on one for sure!!

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There called smoke turkey. I hunt area in jersey that has a strong population of them
If you Google "smoke phase wild turkey" you can find some photos and articles about them.
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Upon further review, I think the white bird is some kind of peacock. it has a big triangular thingy on top of its head, but doesn’t have peacock tail feathers. I saw them on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, in roughly the same piece of woods. There’s something screwy with his “flock” also. What appears to be wild turkeys don’t seem very wild. I walked up to within 20 yards of them yesterday, and they kept right on scratching, oblivious to me. I think the “wild” turkeys are escapees from someone’s pen. There’s no farms, or any homes within a mile and a half, so I have no idea where they came from.

I didn’t even bother to hunt them today..like shooting fish in a barrel.
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Upon further review, I think the white bird is some kind of peacock. it has a big triangular thingy on top of its head, but doesn’t have peacock tail feathers. I saw them on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, in roughly the same piece of woods. There’s something screwy with his “flock” also. What appears to be wild turkeys don’t seem very wild. I walked up to within 20 yards of them yesterday, and they kept right on scratching, oblivious to me. I think the “wild” turkeys are escapees from someone’s pen. There’s no farms, or any homes within a mile and a half, so I have no idea where they came from.

I didn’t even bother to hunt them today..like shooting fish in a barrel.
Makes me glad I hunt up in those remove Sully mountains!! lol

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