How to deter wild turkey feeding in Delaware | Wild turkey

How to deter wild turkey feeding

Like all animals, turkeys are more likely to go where they know they can find food. If you don’t want turkeys in your garden, don’t deliberately feed them and attract them to your property. Use bird feeders that capture fallen seed or minimize spillage. Clean up spilled bird seed each day. If turkeys continue to forage on your property, stop feeding birds temporarily or altogether. Don’t worry, wild turkeys are very mobile and can survive very well on available natural foods. 

Wild Turkeys

For more information regarding nuisance wild turkeys please contact Delaware's Waterfowl, Turkey, and Upland Gamebird Biologist at 302-735-3600.

Laws and regulations to be aware of

While we attempt to provide guidance about state and federal regulations pertaining to specific species and control techniques, we do not provide information about local jurisdictions (city, town, county, etc.) where regulations may be more restrictive, especially as it applies to discharge of firearms, transport of animals or use of trapping equipment. Contact your local city or county government to inquire further. No guarantee is made that information (or lack of information) associated with a species or control technique is completely accurate or current. You should become familiar with federal, state and local laws before beginning any wildlife control activities.

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