Wild Turkey History

Wild turkey history leads from a time that turkeys were the hallmark of the American wilderness to their disappearance from thirty states. With conservation efforts helping wild turkey numbers rebound, wild turkey hunting is once again gaining popularity.

Turkey wishbones
Comparing wild and domestic turkey wishbones reveals the broader, heavier shape of domesticated turkeys, compared to the leaner, lighter bones of wild turkeys.
Illustration by Jack Mesick