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wrangerrambler 12-01-2008 04:49 PM

Looking for the differences
I realize this is a deer hunting forum, but I was wondering how to identify the different types of turkeys. Eastern v. meriaum, and so on.


pics would nice too

ronn 12-01-2008 07:26 PM

eastern are rusty tail edges. merriam is white, Rio buff, Osceola look kinda like skinny long legged Eastern but more black on the wings, Gould's look like a Rio i think.

wrangerrambler 12-01-2008 07:47 PM

thanks everyone. gonna try bow hunting turkeys this year just wanted to know whats what. I knew eastern were around here in nc just wondering what the others looked like.

timberghost 12-01-2008 07:50 PM

I only messed with Easterns, but all species gobble...I think....????

Id0ntlikeyou 12-01-2008 09:03 PM

Heres a website that should have the info youre looking for:

The Wild Turkey Zone: Wild Turkey History

The different species are there on the left side of the screen. Hope it helps!

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