Turkey Trap

The morning of Wednesday, December 4, the ODF&W (Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife) set off a net cannon to capture most of one of two rafters of Timber Valley turkeys. The cannon was set off at 8:00 a.m., just in case you were wondering what that thunderous boom was! After the net was launched, ODF&W staff and Park Manager Randy Bice and his Liaison Don Bush rushed in to contain the trapped birds. A total of 18 were caught and will be released in an area needing a starter flock. No turkeys were physically injured, just their pride and losing a few feathers. Those whom escaped capture will probably join the others around the Park.
~ Kim

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