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Wild Turkey Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite:  You wouldn't think there would be large numbers of Wild Turkeys in a sparsely forested eastern South Dakota, but they seem to do quite well wherever there's even a little patch of cover, such as a farmstead or shelterbelt.  This photo of a group of males showing off was taken near Yankton, South Dakota in February of 2008.  The males would strut around, following each other and showing off. In other words...acting like human males.  Love this photo where it appears they're all gathering for a little meeting, acting like who is the biggest of the big shots in the room.

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey 1

April 2004

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Wild Turkey 2

April 2004

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Wild Turkey 3

April 2004

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey 4

February 2006

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Wild Turkey 5

February 2008

Near Yankton, South Dakota

Wild Turkey 6

February 2008

Near Yankton, South Dakota

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey 7

February 2008

Near Yankton, South Dakota

Wild Turkey 8

February 2008

Near Yankton, South Dakota

Wild Turkey 9

February 2008

Near Yankton, South Dakota

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey 10

February 2008

Near Yankton, South Dakota

Wild Turkey 11

January 2012

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Wild Turkey 12

January 2012

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey 13

January 2012

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

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