Full Body Turkey Taxidermy Mount
Eastern Wild Turkey taxidermy mount. Mounted standing on a natural habitat base with tail feathers fanned out and wings dragging in a full strut. The thick, plumage on this bird is characteristic of the Eastern Wild Turkey with chestnut brown tips on the tail feathers and white and black bars on the wings. The artistry and craftsmanship present on this mount earn it our taxidermy quality rating of Premier. This is a must have for your cabin, hunting lodge or man cave decor.
Scientific Name: Meleagris gallopavo silvestris
Size: 41" tall x 28" wide x 31" deepWeight: approx 11 lbs
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About the Animal - Eastern Wild Turkey
The eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) is one of the three turkey subspecies (Rio Grande, Merriam’s, and Eastern) found in Texas. Although they used to have a widespread range of nearly 30 million acres in east Texas, overharvesting led to their near extirpation by 1900. Despite restocking efforts, population densities have remained low.
Eastern wild turkeys occupy the Pineywoods and Post Oak Savannah ecoregions of east Texas, with the Trinity River as their western boundary.
Hens may occasionally have beards, although this uncommon event produces much shorter beards than toms. Both toms and hens have sparsely feathered heads with bare legs and feet that are pink to red in color. Toms grow a spur on the lower third of their leg that starts off small and rounded, but which becomes pointed and about 2 inches long with time.
Hens also have a spur, although their spurs stay small and blunted. Gobblers weigh 17-21 pounds and attain a height of 40 inches. Hens weigh 8-11 pounds and are 30 inches tall. Poults are relatively small when hatched; they only weigh 2 ounces.