The History of Turkey Hunting in the United States
Turkey hunting is a wonderful way to get outside and become one with nature. Pursuing wild turkeys has been going on since before the arrival of the early European settlers when most of the wild turkey hunting was done by the Native Americans. Turkeys in the wild were abundant and helped Americans to survive through the early days of our country when there were no grocery stores and turkey farms yet.
Due to commercial hunting, by the 1900s the population of wild turkeys began to decline so rapidly that conservation organizations got involved to help create regulations, control habitat more effectively, and restock the bird populations. Thanks to their successful efforts, the turkey population was saved and enjoyed a dramatic rebound to safer and more resilient levels. Today in America, there are over seven million wild turkeys that roam every state including Alaska, parts of Canada and Mexico.