Looking for a wild turkey to put on your plate this weekend? Try looking... up in a tree? Yep, wild turkeys can fly!
They are not very good at it, but can manage 100-200 meters at a time and can get about 20 feet up in the air. While these lackluster flight skills won't win them any awards, it's more than good enough to escape most predators and get up somewhere safe to roost at night.
Wild turkeys aren't naturally found in in the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys; their original range is through to be mostly in American Southeast, with introduced hunting populations throughout the Midwest and Southwest. Throughout the last hundred years or so, Wild Turkeys have slowly expanded their range and can now be found through much of the US and Southern Canada, usually in forested areas or wildland-interface areas.