Wild turkey hens are nesting now, and spring gobbler hunting season is under way. (Check www.myfwc.com for dates and regulations.)
The wild turkey is said to be the wariest of game birds. DeSoto County has the habitat to support a good population of wild turkeys, but you typically won’t see these birds unless they have become accustomed to visiting a regular food source such as a game feeder. These birds are elusive and masters at detection of any movement. Meleagris gallopavo is known for its crafty secretive behavior.
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