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Some Wild Facts About The Thanksgiving Bird


Last updated 11/6/2017 at 2:55pm

Courtesy Photo

Wild Turkeys are a common sight in the mountains of North Carolina. Some, like our feathered friend near Sav-Mor, don't mind people either. (Courtesy photo)

Maybe you're already dreaming about Thanksgiving: turkey, stuffing, all the pies. And maybe you thought you knew everything about turkeys. Think again.

Wild turkeys are not hard to find – if you look in the right place. National wildlife refuges, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are great places to view wild turkeys or find the perfect hunt. Refuge trails generally are open sunrise to sunset, many even on Thanksgiving Day when refuge visitor centers will be closed. Free trail maps are often available outside a visitor center or at a refuge entrance kiosk. Find your trail on...

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