Wild Turkey HabitsWild turkeys roost in trees at night. They fly to their roosts at about sunset and fly to the ground at first light where they feed until mid-morning. They will often roost again for a short period in mid-morning and feeding will resume in the afternoon.
Turkeys can cover several miles during the course of the day while feeding. Gobbling starts before sunrise often while they are still on a roost. Gobblers strut to attract hens prior to and during the breeding season. Young gobblers can be distinguished from adults by the longer middle tail feathers of the fan, the length of their beard, and their size.