How to Cook a Wild Turkey?

Answer Wild turkeys are not quite the same as the fresh or frozen turkey you would find ready-to-cook at your local grocery store or butcher. The breasts will be smaller, since the bird has not been fille... Read More »

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How many different breeds of wild turkey are there in America?

Five subspecies of wild turkeys inhabit the United States. The eastern wild turkey is found in the eastern half of the country. The Florida, or Osceola, inhabits south Florida. The Merriam's and Ri... Read More »

Does a female wild turkey sit on eggs all day?

Female wild turkeys lay 10 to 12 eggs over a period of about two weeks. After the last egg is laid, she begins sitting on the eggs constantly to incubate them. She sits of the eggs for 26 to 28 day... Read More »

What is the scientific name for the American wild turkey?

The American wild turkey belongs to the family Phasianidae, a group that also contains partridges, grouses and quails. Its scientific name is Meleagris gallopavo. According to the Cornell Lab of Or... Read More »

Wild Turkey Cooking Tips?

Some hunters and food enthusiasts prefer to cook a wild turkey than the standard grocery store Butterball. Although a wild turkey is similar to a domesticated bird, you will need to approach cookin... Read More »