All photographs were taken by Nathan Collie on location at Old Town.

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Conservation Status

Wild Turkeys are numerous and have seen sharp increases to their population in recent years. After drastic population declines during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from hunting and habitat loss, Wild Turkeys have regained and expanded their range. 


Wild Turkeys live in many different types of open forests throughout the Unites States. Turkeys in northeastern North America tend to inhabit mature oak-hickory forests and humid forests of red oak, beech, cherry, and white ash. In the Southeast, turkeys live in forests containing pine, magnolia, beech, live oak, American elm, cedar elm, and many other species of trees. Turkeys in the southwestern part of the United States are often found in open grassy savannah with small oak species.