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Would wild turkeys survive in the wild in ireland?

Would wild turkeys survive in the wild in ireland if released in suitable habitat ? i.e Forest/farmland

Bob s
Monday, November 18th, 2019

I doubt it. You wouldn't be allowed do it anyway.

Adrian Kelly
Monday, November 18th, 2019

Fox would have a field day🦊🦊🦊🦊

Chuck k
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

If they can survive in Canada and America there's no reason they wouldn't survive here.
They'd maybe need help to make the transition from the farm yard to feral to wild. But I think it could be done!

Mo Hens
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

It has been done

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Actually came across a farm in Leinster who ket their birds out all year in a fenced off wood

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

I know I guy in Northern Ireland who bought eggs each year. Hatched and raised the turkeys, just like you would pheasants. Released the birds, and only hunted them Christmas week. He showed photo's and all. Said the birds flew very well.

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Was it mallards from the

Bob s
Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Yea that's right. The thread is still on there.

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Do you think they would be able to breed successfully here

Bob s
Friday, December 6th, 2019

I recon limit success, even if conditions were right. Ideally if you could keep them in a small enough area of good heavy cover/natural woodland. You'd have to keep well on top of predators and supply them with additional food supply. Pretty much the same as pheasants I would say.

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

It's a complete waste of time foxes would have them gone by sunrise.

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

I don't really understand this, why would you want to bring in a foreign species to Ireland that would compete with native species?
I know pheasants aren't truly native either but really what's the point?

Adrian Kelly
Monday, December 9th, 2019

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