Monday, May 12, 2008


Well, you were warned! Here is Peter's first contribution towards controlling our local turkey population, which is HUGE, by the way! This was from Saturday morning, things have been so busy that I couldn't share it until now. This is considered a Jake, not a Tom. Jakes are younger male turkeys, their beards are a bit shorter, and their tail feathers are not all the same length-the ones in the center section are longer than the ones on the outsides edges of the fan. You are allowed two males turkeys in the spring, at least in our county/state. They can be jakes or toms. No females in the spring, though. They are sitting on nests and rearing the baby turkeys. And you can only hunt turkeys until noon. Any time after 12 noon is off limits til sunrise the next morning. This is when all the turkeys go home and watch "The Young and the Restless". So there is your wildlife lesson for today! Have a happy Monday!


Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Congrats to your DH! Good job!
So, do you freeze it for T-day, or was it for Mother's Day????

tina said...

That'll make some nice dinners! Does Peter clean the bird too? One day we saw a whole bunch of turkeys running down a country road not far from our house. I heard them before I saw them, and was totally confused- I had no idea we even had turkey around here!

Lisa Renéa said...

Oh me, that looks like a dead bird. lol. Ya know, down here, I think it's 1 bearded turkey per day, not to exceed 4 in the spring season (don't quote me on that) HOWEVER someone told me it was a $20.00 turkey license. ???
That seems to defeat the purpose of working for your food. Whadda ya think?