Turkey’s are a non native to Idaho. In the 80’s turkey introductions started in Idaho and the birds took off. With suitable habitat and plenty of space, the gobblers took well to the land. Today over 40,000 birds are in the state. 3 species of the bird were introduced. The Eastern, Merriam, and Rio Grande. Now some birds are popping up that look different. The reason, hybridization, done by civilizations passed to create a domestic bird. Those variations in birds are creating more populations that are huntable. What an exciting time to be a turkey hunter in Idaho, getting a shot at birds that look different than your typical turkeys.
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