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Wild turkey in PDX?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by ArgyleAdams, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. ArgyleAdams

    ArgyleAdams Portland, OR Active Member

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    So, I got my fall turkey tags this year and have been searching for good places to hunt (haven't found my spot yet). On my way to work today, as if to rub my face in it, I see, in the middle of my road, literally 2 houses down, a jake just hanging out. He let my car pass within 3 yards of him. Don't know why I didn't take a picture, and I didn't have time to go back inside to grab my calls (just for kicks). Unfortunately, "bare hands" does not appear in the regs as an acceptable weapon for harvesting turkey (Why not? What's more sporting than bare hands?) or else I would have Thanksgiving covered.

    Thing is, I didn't think turkeys' range included Inner SE PDX (or any part of Portland proper). Anyone else seen any in these parts?
     
  2. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Think it was wild or just escaped from someones pen? Either way you can't shoot it. I'm thinking they know the regs and figure it's safer close in.

    Only turkey I see round here. 31CQAD6rA3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

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  3. ArgyleAdams

    ArgyleAdams Portland, OR Active Member

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    Hard to say. It looked like a silver Rio Grande with just a hint of a beard.

    I get lots of sightings of that kind of turkey! They're usually gone before I can get a picture, though :cool:. Plus, even within the city limits you can take a shot.




    Edit: Apparrently the turkey was indeed an escapee from someone's pen. Still cool, but less so.
     
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  4. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I have seen them out in Clackamas, but not Portland proper. I have seen deer though.
     
  5. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Portland has one in the mayors office. I heard there's a young man who takes care of it