Wildlife officials to begin relocating nuisance turkeys in Toms River

New Jersey wildlife officials say that they will begin the process of relocating wild turkeys that have become a nuisance in a Toms River neighborhood.

News 12 Staff

Nov 13, 2019, 12:50 PM

Updated 1,656 days ago

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New Jersey wildlife officials say that they will begin the process of relocating wild turkeys that have become a nuisance in a Toms River neighborhood.
News 12 New Jersey has been reporting on the issue of the turkeys in the Holiday City section of town. Residents say that the turkeys typically come out in the morning and early evening.
Residents who are bothered the most by the birds say that they will be happy to see them go.
“When you can’t go out your back door anymore to do anything because they are there and wouldn’t go away,” says Cindy Lijoi.
But other Toms River residents say that the turkeys have always lived in the area.
“I don’t know what the problem is. They’ve always been there. They come and do their thing for a while, they’ll be someplace in the future,” says Patty Siano.
The Department of Environmental Protection tells News 12 that the department will use trails of corn to establish a baiting routine for the turkeys prior to trapping them with nets. They say that establishing this new behavior pattern for the turkeys can take several weeks.
The department did not say what would happen to the turkeys once they are caught.


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