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New Jersey homeowners say aggressive
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 11/10/2019 10:16:01 AM

A large flock of aggressive wild turkeys appears to be exacting some Thanksgiving revenge, having swooped down out of nowhere on a once-tranquil New Jersey 55-and-over community that is now being terrorized by the unwelcome invaders. No one appears to be happy that the mean birds — as many as 60 of them — have muscled in on Holiday City in Toms River and become a gobbling nuisance, according to reports. “The turkeys are taking over,” one resident told News 12 New Jersey. “It’s like an infestation." The woman said people think it’s a laughing matter but it’s serious. “When


Hint - it's almost Thanksgiving. You should be able to put the turkeys to good use.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: sternben 11/10/2019 10:23:36 AM (No. 231455)
There are 22 ways to deal with this.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LadyHen 11/10/2019 10:26:09 AM (No. 231458)
This is a problem with a built in (tasty) solution!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander 11/10/2019 10:37:23 AM (No. 231465)
If you read the article, it says they can’t be trapped, moved, or harassed. It’s against state regulations. It’s New Joisey, people. The same state where retired cops are not allowed to carry firearms.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 11/10/2019 10:38:27 AM (No. 231466)
A .410 shotgun, since the range is so short, would be perfect for this. And the pellets won't travel far, max about 200 yds or so. A bit of judicious alignment should make this easy. Wild turkeys have much less breast meat, but are still very tasty.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird 11/10/2019 10:39:32 AM (No. 231469)
Some around our area are troubled by peacocks and their wives and families… Noisy and often taking their time walking across residential streets...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ribicon 11/10/2019 10:56:52 AM (No. 231488)
NJ welcomes all migrants, especially those with a vibrant culture. Do turkeys vote Democrat? "Wild turkeys, which were once extinct in New Jersey, have made a resurgence all across the state since 22 of the birds were transplanted here in 1977."
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Reply 7 - Posted by: offrope 11/10/2019 10:57:33 AM (No. 231489)
Apparently you can get quite close to them. A pellet gun, bow and arrow, or even a wrist rocket slingshot could harvest the turkeys quietly. They taste great.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: cycloneman 11/10/2019 11:10:06 AM (No. 231501)
Until I read the actual article, I thought the headline was referring to New Jersey Democrats.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hazymac 11/10/2019 11:21:48 AM (No. 231514)
Problems with overly aggressive gobblers (Ben Franklin's favorite bird)? Arrow, shotgun, rifle, pistol ... the possibilities are endless, except apparently in Tony Soprano Land, the birthplace of one of my grandmothers, where gun ownership is succumbing to creeping regulation and outright bans. New Jersey is among the five or so unfriendliest states to the Second Amendment and to the rights of rights of gun owners. In the absence of firearms a broadhead arrow from a recurve bow is quite effective, especially when it takes an old gobbler in the neck. The video below is interesting, showing a male turkey decoy used by a hunter as a visual shield to creep up on turkeys that would otherwise be spooked, not to mention the near decapitation of a tom turkey (that never knew what it had been hit by) with one arrow. Happy Turkey Day on the 28th, and Happy Thanksgiving!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: TXknitter 11/10/2019 11:30:05 AM (No. 231520)
Wow, the fact that people wouldn’t want to harvest these and joyfully contribute the meat to places where Thanksgiving Day dinners are feeding those in need says a lot about the area!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: FLCracker 11/10/2019 11:42:45 AM (No. 231530)
I've been around both free-ranging peafowl and wild turkeys. Peafowl are pretty laid back. Being surrounded by the turkeys is like being surrounded by those little spitter dinosaurs that killed Nedry in "Jurassic Park." If they could spit on us and peck us to the bone, they would.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: RuckusTom 11/10/2019 11:49:51 AM (No. 231535)
Keep it quiet. Use a crossbow and a Gobbler Guillotine arrow head.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Chuzzles 11/10/2019 12:21:28 PM (No. 231555)
It actually is a serious matter. They poop all over everything, they can scratch your vehicles should they choose to sit upon them. This community needs to get themselves a Captain Quint and let him provide the community with all the Turkey they can handle for the holiday.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: bad-hair 11/10/2019 12:21:46 PM (No. 231556)
Sorry, when I read aggressive turkeys my first thought was politicians.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: ROLFNader 11/10/2019 1:01:24 PM (No. 231580)
A subsonic .22 round. Nuff said.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: nelsonted1 11/10/2019 1:08:58 PM (No. 231585)
We had hybrid turkeys in the area 25 years ago that hung around peoples yards and farms. They'd walk in, roost in pole sheds and be off the next day. Dad Asked the game warden if some wild turkeys could be established in the area. The game.warden said the semi tame ones had to be killed off first. A neighbor ran a gun club next door. One of those turkeys began living on his deck. He was so mean to little kids and women he had to disappear. I wonder if the town actually went to the fish and game department they could get a waiver.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: nelsonted1 11/10/2019 1:18:39 PM (No. 231594)
Way back in college my girlfriend told m e to wait a minute so she could show me something I would never believe. She went in the bathroom. Came out in shorts. Her legs were striped with bruises top to bottom like someone beat her with a pool cue. I had all kinds of thoughts roaring through my head. turns out she had crossed the uncle's turkey feedlot and a tom turkey pinned her against the fence and beat her with his wings. He beat on her until her uncle heard her screaming and ran off the turkey. The fence pattern was so dense she couldn't get her toes in it to get back over. When she charged him he kept his wings around her. She didn't think of just diving in him to knock him back but he was so big she was stuck. Turkey s can be big and aggressive.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: VietVet68 11/10/2019 1:19:51 PM (No. 231595)
I understand that the Remington Firearms company has a surefire cure for aggressive turkeys.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: WI Cynic 11/10/2019 1:34:06 PM (No. 231602)
We have wintertime flocks of turkey around here, but they cover large areas foraging. They can't stay in one spot unless they find a large, reliable food source. To the people of Holiday City I say, "Find the fool that's feeding them." When the free meals are gone, so will be the turkey.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 11/10/2019 2:29:44 PM (No. 231631)
We have the same problem with the Canadian geese and the wild hogs down south. We assume it is all the welfare. People used to hunt and eat this wildlife, and now we have idiots who are feeding them and helping them to multiply!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: watashiyo 11/10/2019 4:58:25 PM (No. 231715)
Stupid people of NEW JERSEY. They're more concerned about undocumented Turkeys than the ILLEGAL ALIENs. These Turkeys must be Republicans. .....wait a minute, many Republicans(RINOs) ARE Turkeys!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Mother of AL 11/10/2019 5:39:50 PM (No. 231728)
#20, we are from the Midwest, and have the same problem with the geese. Any small to midsize lake has been overtaken by the geese. Since they either return to their birthplace, or now never leave they are horrible. And since they walk around their lake, the lands and sidewalks and parking lots around these lakes are covered with goose droppings. One local hospital that had a small lake with sidewalks around it had their sidewalks get so slippery it was a hazard.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 11/10/2019 6:55:15 PM (No. 231775)
Same solution, #22, although goose isn't quite as good as turkey, IMO, still pretty good. But folks treat them like pets, will get upset if folks start harvesting them, my bet. City folks are such weenies.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: judy 11/11/2019 3:04:27 AM (No. 231914)
Sorry NJ but the Schiff aggressive turkeys are terrorizing DC.
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