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Wildlife officers release turkey from backyard pen

4:51 PM, Apr 25, 2012   |    comments
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A viewer sent in a picture Tuesday of the turkey penned with a rooster in a neighborhood near Gun Club Road and East Jewell Avenue.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers came out to investigate. They found the person who had it penned did not have any proof of license, which is required in Colorado.

Wildlife officers released it with some other wild turkeys. They won't say where.

Parks and Wildlife believes it is one of the wild turkeys that have been seen roaming in that area recently. They say the population is growing in Colorado, and moves around a lot, especially in dry weather.

"The best thing is to leave them alone, or if you want to shoo them off your property and make them move...basically clap your hands, make some noise," said Jennifer Churchill, Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesperson.

Colorado has a spring and fall hunting season for turkeys.
To learn more, visit: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/SeasonDatesAndFees/Pages/SeasonDatesandFees.aspx 

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