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Offline swanderek

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Wild turkeys in 407/437?
« on: October 13, 2021, 09:11:08 AM »
I live in Arlington on the border of 407 and 437.
This summer I swear I heard wild turkeys gooble around me on the tree farm. Last week I caught these on my camera

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Re: Wild turkeys in 407/437?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 09:46:59 AM »
Very cool.
Hopefully they can avoid getting eaten long enough to flourish and establish a bigger crowd.
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Re: Wild turkeys in 407/437?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 10:56:02 AM »
There used to be a bunch of them up by Fortson, probably 10 years ago or so.

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Re: Wild turkeys in 407/437?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 11:44:25 AM »
Pilchuck Tree Farm has had turkeys around for quite some time. Most of that ground west of hwy 9 isn't open to hunting though. Would be nice if they took off a bit, but there's a lot of things trying to eat them.
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Re: Wild turkeys in 407/437?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 11:55:37 AM »
Pilchuck Tree Farm has had turkeys around for quite some time. Most of that ground west of hwy 9 isn't open to hunting though. Would be nice if they took off a bit, but there's a lot of things trying to eat them.

 :yeah:

Lived in the Bryant area for nearly 30 years and saw a few for a while (which I assumed were planted) but they quickly disappeared lots of predators (wild and domestic) and wet it is I am sure does not help.   :twocents:
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Re: Wild turkeys in 407/437?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 01:59:39 PM »
Used to see them just west of McMurray. I assumed they were escaped "domestic wild" turkeys. Wild, domestic, wild turkeys if you will.

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Re: Wild turkeys in 407/437?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2021, 02:06:27 PM »
Used to see them just west of McMurray. I assumed they were escaped "domestic wild" turkeys. Wild, domestic, wild turkeys if you will.

 :yeah:

Probably the same birds
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Re: Wild turkeys in 407/437?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2021, 05:09:51 PM »
Yeah Iím not to far from there.

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Re: Wild turkeys in 407/437?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2021, 10:04:53 PM »
NWTF spearheaded turkey releases for two years back in the 90's on the Pilchuck Tree farm in the Bryant area.  When we released them it was like watching a bowling ball with wings take off.  Reports of them came in for several years then stopped.  Maybe a few made it?  Great to see.

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Re: Wild turkeys in 407/437?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2021, 11:06:55 PM »
5 ish years ago the Tulalip tribe had a release program. I have seen turkeys in the stanwood area 2 years ago.
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Re: Wild turkeys in 407/437?
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2021, 11:47:34 PM »
NWTF spearheaded turkey releases for two years back in the 90's on the Pilchuck Tree farm in the Bryant area.  When we released them it was like watching a bowling ball with wings take off.  Reports of them came in for several years then stopped.  Maybe a few made it?  Great to see.


Those must have been the ones we saw back then. We moved to Grandview Road in 1993 and saw Turkeys shortly after for a while, but they just disappeared quickly. Not sure why though??
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