Thanksgiving is approaching and turkey dinner is on our minds. That means thousands of turkeys will meet their doom and be sent off to grocery stores awaiting the eager customers who are anticipating Thanksgiving dinner.
So why does the state of Georgia have the "happiest" turkeys this Fall season?
Well the state of Georgia does not have a Fall turkey hunting season!
Yup, our turkeys are prancing through the fields without fear of hunters.
Because Georgia has no Fall turkey season, we are able to have the most liberal Spring season in the country. It is likely that a Fall season would eventually mean a decline in the overall turkey population and thus would result in a significant reduction in the Spring hunting opportunity.
This is a trade off that few avid turkey hunters would be willing to accept. Careful management of Georgia's turkey population has resulted in some of the very best turkey hunting opportunities in the nation.
So come Spring, those happy turkeys will be high tailing it into hiding.
Happy Thanksgiving Mr. Turkey.