Seared, smoked, or cooked – turkey typically gets everyone’s attention at Thanksgiving. The fledgling is local to South Carolina and can be lawfully chased in the Spring. Wild turkeys taste better as well as helps monitor nature.
News 12’s Liz Owens went on a stroll through the forested areas of Edgefield to attempt to discover their person: Turkey Tom. They took in a bit of something about wild turkeys all the while.
Pete Muller knows the 700 miles of the lush territory nearly just as they most likely is aware turkeys.
“The birds that we have here are native to the state. Just a special thing, in my opinion, being native to North America in general,” Muller said.
Home office for the National Wild Turkey Federation, or NWTF, sits in Edgefield. South Carolina is home of the wild eastern turkey, one of six subspecies of turkeys in the U.S. What’s more, in the spring, trackers come here to stock up for next Thanksgiving.
“Since they are a wild creature continually going around, they don’t give as a lot of meat off of that.”
They’re less fatty and meaner, and they swears a lot more delicious. Another distinction? Each wild flying creature gets bucks to the protection here and the nation over.
“It’s important for us to take care of wild turkeys wildlife, wild places in general because if we don’t they won’t be around for the following generations. And what most people don’t realize is the majority of state-level funding for conservation efforts comes from the sale of hunting licenses, fishing licenses, and also taxes on firearms and ammunition,” Muller clarified.
The cash goes to places like this to safeguard campgrounds and climbing trails.
NWTF offers classes and chases for first-time trackers in the spring when turkey season opens. The season runs March through the start of May.
Physician and educator Ema Norton was born in Bristol, England. Brought up in a liberal household that stressed education, Norton eventually broke into the field of medicine. She has become a leading public health activist. She also writes news articles related to the health issues. Recently she is on board in Medic Insider as a free lance writer.
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