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"Turkeys are native to North America, and turkey hunting is big all across the continent. It's so popular that hunters are warned not to stalk them in case they might be heading towards another hunter's ambush. Turkeys are land roaming animals but are known to be able to fly around 400.00 m in a single go. They can easily climb trees and enjoy using them as hiding areas from ground predators while they roost. They're known to be very unpredictable and extremely easy to spook. As part of the Galliformes bird order, they are closely related to other game birds such as pheasants, partridge, and quail. Males are called jakes, gobblers or toms, with a female is called a jenny."
― In-Game Description

The Merriam Turkey is a species introduced in the Silver Ridge Peaks reserve located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is also found in the coastal map of Te Awaroa National Park. It is a class 1 animal. It was the first species of Turkey released in-game.


Behaviour Wary, Shy
Habitat Forest and Grasslands
Senses Strong movement vision, Weak sense of smell
Social Highly social and tend to gather when near each other
Active Daytime
Recommended Equipment Class 1 Ammo, Turkey Decoys , Turkey Callers
Species Meleagris Gallopavo
Difficulty 1 (Trivial) - 3 (Very Easy)

Need Zone Times[]

  • Silver Ridge Peaks

    Times Activity
    00:00 - 05:30 Resting
    05:00 - 15:30 Feeding
    15:00 - 16:30 Drinking
    16:00 - 21:30 Feeding
    21:00 - 00:30 Resting
  • Te Awaroa

    Times Activity
    00:00 - 06:30 Resting
    06:00 - 09:30 Feeding
    09:00 - 13:00 Feeding
    13:00 - 17:00 Resting
    16:30 - 20:30 Feeding
    20:00 - 23:30 Feeding
    23:00 - 00:00 Resting
  • Integrity[]

    There are 11 ammunition that gives full integrity on the Turkey.

    • 1 Rifle Ammo
    • 3 Shotgun ammo
    • 5 Handgun ammo
    • 2 Archery ammo

    Plumage variants[]

    While the plumage types Albino, Light Brown, Leucistic and Melanistic are rare and difficult to find, Grey is a relatively common variant.


    • The Turkey will become the fifth bird species to be huntable in game after the Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal and Harlequin Duck.
    • It is called "Dinde" or "Dindon Sauvage" in french.
    • Prior to the release of Rancho Del Arroyo, it was simply referred to as Turkey in-game.


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