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Wild turkeys window shopping in Dayton

Wild turkeys in downtown Dayton, Wash., in November 2014. (Jerry Dedloff / Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Wild turkeys in downtown Dayton, Wash., in November 2014. (Jerry Dedloff / Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Downtown Dayton, Wash., is a hot spot for wild turkeys, who apparently feel at home on Main Street even in the week before Thanksgiving.

Reports the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife:

This was the scene in downtown Dayton (Columbia County) this week.  Hunters are hoping at least some of these big birds "head for the hills" come Thursday, Nov. 20, when the late fall general either sex wild turkey hunting season opens in eastern WA game management units.

Details on that season here.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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