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Old 11-28-2017, 05:19 PM   #1
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Wild turkey problem

Before we left for our trip to Memphis, I noticed low areas on the sides of the coach, had damage like someone was trying to scratch it? It was all on the black painted parts. Than I remembered seeing a big male turkey all the time hanging around the coach. Realized that the bird was seeing his reflection in the black areas, and trying to fight it
Today just after we arrived from our trip, there was the turkey patrolling around the coach again and pecking at the mirrored part on the front. DW tried to chase it away, but it just kept circling around.
Walking out with my shotgun did not scare him either ( I would never shoot him. Like having him around)Click image for larger version

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You might try taping some plastic sheeting on the lower, shiny surfaces for a few days. See if that causes the turkey to move on to more appropriate challenges. Make sure no one in the neighborhood is feeding them and bird feeders could be temporarily put away. A motion-triggered sprinkler is also a good deterrent. Foam owls also can make them leave, reflective streamers that distract with flashing motion in a breeze.
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You might try buying a decoy to distract it from the coach.

A buddy of mine a goose decoy in his back yard a turkey was trying fight it. He thought highly of his decoy so the turkey lost.
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Poor lonely tom needs some hens to keep him busy,use to have a brood around our house, to busy protecting the hens from other toms in neighborhood.
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My only problem with Wild Turkey is the bottle gets empty too fast.
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Get a dog. Ours wouldn't let anything near the coach. Oh, and smoore11, buy a bigger bottle.
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Get a dog. Ours wouldn't let anything near the coach


We have two dogs, but both together weigh less than the turkey. They go crazy when the bird comes on the porch, but the turkey just ignores them
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How 'bout using some blue painters tape to tape up a sheet or two of newspaper over your shiny black paint-no more turkey trot......
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How 'bout using some blue painters tape to tape up a sheet or two of newspaper over your shiny black paint-no more turkey trot......


Good idea. Will try it
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My only problem with Wild Turkey is the bottle gets empty too fast.
From the subject line, I thought the OP had a drinking problem!

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From the subject line, I thought the OP had a drinking problem!



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My only problem with Wild Turkey is the bottle gets empty too fast.
The entire reason I used to buy the stuff in college was because the bottle wouldn't empty too fast because no one else would touch the stuff.
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How about a thick coat of wax and just don't buff it off till he hits the road....
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Maybe I will install a proper mirror for the turkey?
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