Here in Tuftonboro where we live, my daughter snapped a couple of pictures of wild turkeys running across the road. http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Wildlife/Wildlife_profiles/profile_wild_turkey.htm Ill share with you a few facts from their site:It made me think of when I was younger, growing up in New Hampshire, I never saw turkeys unless they were in the grocers case. So when and where were they introduced back into our state? New Hampshire Fish and Game has an excellent site detailing the facts on the Eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
- Wild turkeys disappeared from New Hampshire approximately 150 years ago due to hunting and habitat destruction.
- They were successfully reintroduced in 1975 and today the population is around 25,000 birds.
- The males are called toms and the females are hens.
- They are extremely social and tend to live in flocks.
- They arent territorial birds and often travel within a 4-5 mile radius during the year.
- The major predators are fox, coyote and fisher cats.