If you see wild turkeys anywhere in New Brunswick, please tell us about it.The CWTF would like to know. Thanks.
Wild Turkey Sightings
Posted 17 October 2014 - 06:15 PM
Posted 22 October 2014 - 07:39 PM
I seen 1 hen outside of the game reserve in lake uoptia yesterday evening. I spotted it on the side of the road, but was unable to get a picture as it ran away by the time i got out of the truck. First one that i have seen in the province.
Posted 22 October 2014 - 07:44 PM
Driving into Moncton from out Salisbury way last week seen 8. Had to do a double take, however turned around and confirmed - yup definitely turkeys. I spotted these in a small field from across what was once Atlantic Baptist College. Then a friend of mine who traps was down on the marsh close to where this was checking his traps and sure enough he spotted the flock as well. I really did not think that we had them this far east, but I guess we do!
Posted 23 October 2014 - 07:25 AM
How can you tell if it's a wild turkey or an escapee? Is it where you see them? In other words, if you see one in close proximity to a town/city, it's likely an escapee looking for hand outs as they don't know how to find food for themselves in the wild type-of-thing?
Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:46 PM
Stroover; at this point, geographic location of where you spot them would be the best indicator of the origin of the bird. If we start seeing them somewhere and then there is a big gap between there and where we know there is a population of truly wild turkeys, they probably escaped. That being the case, please keep sending in the reports of sightings. Compared to 5 years ago, the sightings have increased significantly. Wild or escaped, they are considered an Eastern Wild Turkey and will be included as a shootable bird when we get the hunt going. The hunt will weed out the ones that are tame real quick and the escapees that survive will be driven to the woods and become more wary. Either way, we are looking to get any and all information that we can get on the birds. Cheers
Posted 06 November 2014 - 10:24 AM
I saw 2 hens and a Jake on the Pokiok Settlement Road 2 weeks ago. They were pretty wary and got out of site as soon as we opend the door to get a better look.
Posted 06 November 2014 - 10:31 AM
I saw a whole gaggle in a front yard outside Harvey.... I assume these can't be wild?!?
Posted 24 November 2014 - 07:31 AM
a friend of mine thinks he may have heard some near his place in Keswick Ridge yesterday, he told me he asked the neighbours and they didn't know of anybody letting them go in the area.
Posted 24 November 2014 - 08:39 AM
Heard some in the woods while grouse hunting a couple weeks ago past Hammondvale.
Posted 11 March 2015 - 01:31 PM
Five wild turkeys survived in one flock. I saw a group of 7 or 8 last fall in that area.
I took them out some corn but they haven't been back.
Posted 25 March 2015 - 03:17 PM
Saw 7 out in Ripples last week just before the 4 corners Shell gas station
Posted 31 March 2015 - 08:26 AM
There is a group of 30+ (emphasis on +) on my way to work. They are in the same spot 80% of the time I drive by especially lately, its like clockwork for them. And they do not seem to care about much, they are 10-15 meters off the road and do not seem to worry if you pull over to take a photo
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Posted 25 February 2016 - 10:01 AM
wow did the wild turkey section die off after a no introduction of birds/hunting season was confirmed................any more talk of introductions ? still seeing wild birds coming from maine ?
Posted 27 February 2016 - 12:19 AM
Wait till the birds establish themselves for 5-10 years IMHO.
Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:16 AM
seen 4 crossing blueberry field near Mcdougall Lake yesterday
Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:35 AM
Two toms and two hens in my yard yesterday , there was 4 other toms that i haven't seen for a month or so. Canaan Forks N.B
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