How to deter wild turkey feeding in Massachusetts | 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. 

Legal, Regulated Hunting in Massachusetts

Legal, Regulated Hunting in Massachusetts

The use of legal, regulated, hunting by licensed hunters can be useful for reducing local wildlife populations and can help reduce nuisance problems in Massachusetts. You can allow hunters on to your property, provide a place for them to park to access nearby forest, and/or give them permission to hunt within 500 feet of your residence. Please also keep in mind that each town may have additional by-laws that restrict hunting and the discharge of firearms.

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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