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Anyone know where I can find whole smoked wild turkeys for the holidays?

srcusa Nov 4, 2009 04:57 AM

I have an important client visiting us over the holidays and he has previously mentioned a love for smoked wild turkey. I've been scouring the web, but have been unable to find anyone selling whole smoked WILD turkeys. Any suggestions out there?

  1. MGZ Nov 4, 2009 07:12 AM

    I wish you luck with that quest (in fact, please let us know if you succeed). Frankly, I'd be happy just to be able to get a fresh wild turkey at all. Once I did, however, I don't think I'd obscure it's flavor with smoking. If you're really desperate, send me two birds, I'll smoke one for you and send it back!

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      srcusa Nov 4, 2009 07:19 AM

      Thanks, MGZ. Actually I've found a few sites offering fresh wild turkeys including the following links:

      http://www.specialtymeatsandgourmet.com/products/birds.html

      http://www.dartagnan.com/

      http://www.fossilfarms.com/?gclid=CKbJhdS28Z0CFRyenAod3HROMQ

      http://www.cowboyfreerangemeat.com/

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      duck833 Nov 4, 2009 07:21 AM

      Lots of wild turkeys on the outskirts of Eugene, darn things make a big mess. Noway would I eat one of these though, tough, bad tasting birds.

      1. MGZ Nov 4, 2009 08:00 AM

        Hell, I thought you were talking daybreak in the woods, "watch out for the buckshot, y'all" wild turkey. If a smoked, free range, farm raised bird is ok? There is a farm by us at the Shore that might do one. I know they do a smoked turkey "ham." In fact, I'd actually call them and ask as they may be willing to go "off the menu" for you.

        http://www.hincksfarm.com/farm.html

        And in the UK:

        http://www.adlingtonltd.com/oaksmoked...

        BTW - Thanks for the other links!

        1. MGZ Nov 4, 2009 08:20 AM

          This looked like it might work for you:

          http://chefshop.com/Itemdesc.asp?ic=M...

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            srcusa Nov 4, 2009 08:37 AM

            Thanks.

          2. Uncle Bob Nov 4, 2009 08:55 AM

            Where I live a Wild Turkey is a game bird...Get caught selling it they will put you under the jail and forget you are there.........

            I see from your links however that you have found the domestic Farmed Raised, Free Range, Organically Grown, etc. Faux "Wild" Turkeys....

            Have Fun & Enjoy!!

            1. folprivate Nov 4, 2009 04:44 PM

              http://www.jaindl.com/Smoked.aspx
              while I have not had their smoked their grand champion turkeys are fantastic. They have been supplying the White House with the Thanksgiving turkey for years

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