I have lived, hiked, camped and hunted in the many parts of Northwest Oregon for over 25 years.
Never once have I seen or heard a turkey.
For several years, I have been told that turkeys have been spotted locally, specifically in the Santiam unit located in Clackamas County, I found this hard to believe as our thick forests just don't seem like typical turkey range.
And then, last week while walking a back woods logging road, I rounded a bend and there, right in the middle of the road were 6 turkeys.
After doing a little research I found the link below that states Oregon has been planting a Rio Grande subspecies here since the mid 1980's.
Has anyone else heard or seen any turkey activity in the PNW?