- A diet of nuts, seeds, insects, and berries makes finding a meal easy—at field and forest edges, throughout the suburbs, and especially in gardens.
- Wild turkeys are territorial and feisty, and will stare down a human; if you find one sampling your garden, use a blast from a garden hose or a leashed dog to defend your turf. But don't touch—hunting out of season carries penalties.
- Use wire-mesh barriers to prevent wild turkeys from grazing or dust bathing in garden beds.
- A wild turkey can run up to 25 miles per hour.