Animals

Spot Wild Turkey on These 5 Hikes

They were nearly America's national bird. This November, celebrate the humble turkey in its natural habitat.


Turkey

Scan for eastern wild turkeys near the Alabama-Florida state line on this 22.5-miler. (Photo by Duane Burdick/Flickr)

Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail

Wander through a riparian zone (Merriam’s wild turkeys here) on this 2.2-miler. (istockphoto.com/Marc Latrmouille)

North-South Lake

Tour the Kaaterskill Wild Forest–chock-full of eastern wild turkeys–on this 7-mile loop. (Photo by Mark Fickett)

Willow Falls

This 3-miler takes you through eastern wild turkey habitat en route to 45-foot Willow Falls. (Photo by John Prassas/Flickr)

Look for predator (coyote) and prey (Rio Grande wild turkey) on this 6-mile out-and-back. (Photo by grahamheywood)

Look for predator (coyote) and prey (Rio Grande wild turkey) on this 6-mile out-and-back. (Photo by grahamheywood)

Take your Thanksgiving spirit outdoors. Pay reverence to your Butterball’s cousins by looking for a wild tom on these hikes.

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