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Posted: 3/26/2009 3:22:33 AM EST
Yesterday to my amazement, I walked right up to within a few feet of two large male wild turkeys behind my workplace in Huntington. Anyone else?
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 3:51:18 AM EST
They are all over the place by me (shoreham) Last year before heading upstate for a little turkey hunting I had 13 in my back yard, this of course ment I didnt see a single bird all weekend while hunting
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 5:20:06 AM EST
Yeah, everyone once in awhile I'll see turkey in Bethpage state park, but for the most part I see Guinea Fowl and Pheasant/Quail. The dump in Old Bethpage has a large population of Guinea Fowl. The guys that work up there just refer to them as garbage birds..lol
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 6:09:23 AM EST
Yes, they are around. I have seen them in Brookville/Old Brookville in addition to Pheasants. There was a dead one at the side of Wolver Hollow Road a year ago that was very impressive to look at despite being road kill.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 6:33:06 AM EST
I've seen them in Ridge, Setauket, Stony Brook and one in Centereach (as someone ran it over) .
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 7:06:05 AM EST
drove past a flock of over 2 dozen in field on Stephens Hands Path out in Easthampton a couple days ago.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 8:01:02 AM EST
I'm in Ridge..they come in my yard by the dozen every couple days , there's a couple pheasant around as well.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 8:22:15 AM EST
You should see the flock that lives on Staten Island.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 8:42:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 10:17:42 AM EST
Saw a few struttin along the side of the LIE out in Calverton.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 11:47:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 12:19:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By sherm8404:
Give it a decade or so, I'm sure you'll be hunting them soon.

It could be much sooner than that my friend
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 2:45:17 PM EST
^ If you shoot 'em in your garage I think it's self defense.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 2:54:11 PM EST
I emailed the guy who is in charge of LI from the national turkey federation he also informed me that turkey on LI is nothing new and that his organization has been lobbying the dec for a hunting season for the last 6 years with no luck

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Link Posted: 3/26/2009 3:17:33 PM EST
i see turkeys alot over the summers when i am out east Jamesport to be exact. The dec sent me info if i would be interested in a long island turkey season.
I spend my summers out there and there is a hunting preserve thats mostly where i have seen them.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 6:21:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/26/2009 6:37:34 PM EST by sherm8404]
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:38:35 PM EST
All over the place in Manorville and Upton.

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 6:33:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By sherm8404:
Again, he's an ornery fvck and isn't really worth the trouble anymore.

My father is always telling me how one of the many things they raised when he was young were turkeys and what nasty S.O.B.'s they were.
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 5:16:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By cas:
My father is always telling me how one of the many things they raised when he was young were turkeys and what nasty S.O.B.'s they were.

I'm pretty sure you'd be pretty nasty if you were going to be the main course come November.

Link Posted: 3/30/2009 6:30:19 AM EST
They are everywhere, even in NYC!
My company pays a vendor to remove them from some of our Sub Stations on Staten Island when they get out of hand!
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