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Re: Have you ever tried to hunt them?

Well I'd think that domestic turkeys are beside the point anyway.  Wild
turkeys are a totally different animal.  For one thing, and I get this from
my brother-in-law who does in fact hunt them every season in upstate NY,
they are very capable fliers-  I mean they can really FLY, not just flutter
short distances, and are generally not at all what most people think of
when they think of turkeys.  What I knew from my own experience is that
they're GOOD to eat!  But you have to watch out for the buckshot.

> From: Blue Rider <blurdr@gte.net>
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Have you ever tried to hunt them?
> Date: Wednesday, July 15, 1998 11:54 PM
> Garrison Hilliard wrote:
> > 
> > At 09:44 AM 7/15/98 EDT, you wrote:
> > >I suspect turkeys-especially since they can drown standing up in rain
> > >storms.....
> > 
> > That's a myth, Betty.
>       Not according to my great-grandmother, who raised turkeys for about 50
> years.  She told me that when I was little, and I never forgot it. She
> always said that domestic turkeys were the dumbest critters God ever
> made, and I reckon she would know.  
>       Aloha,
>       Blue