Yes, the wild turkey is my favorite animal. Yes the season is right around the corner. Yes, Ben Franklin was right, it should be our national bird. And yes, I have an obsession. Do yourself a favor a realize it's a magical, mystical bird that would have gone extinct in the 20's were it not for a group of hunter conservationists that did a great job. More turkeys will be killed in SC this year than existed in all of North America in the 20's. The eastern population was primarily resurrected by the capture, transfer, and release of birds from Francis Marion National Forest (my personal play ground), and I take pride in that fact. If you want to know more, PLEASE talk me. It's my favorite subject.