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South Carolina Wild Game Bird

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo Adopted:1976
Wild Turkey
South Carolina State Game Bird: Wild Turkey

Adoption of the South Carolina Wild Game Bird

The wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo - designated by Act No. 508, 1976) is South Carolina's official State Wild Game Bird.

Other states have adopted the wild turkey as their official game bird:

About the South Carolina State Bird

The wild turkey is a bird of the deep woods and hardwood forests. It is a prized game bird and is considered a table delicacy. Wild turkeys are hunted only during the spring season and are found throughout the State, primarily on game management lands.

The South Carolina Code of Laws

The following information is excerpted from the South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 1, Chapter 1, Article 9, Section 1-1-635.

Additional Information

Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.

State Bird List: List of all of the state birds.

State Birds & Flowers 1000-pc Puzzle: Created at the request of The National Wildlife Federation this design is a beautiful and informative puzzle featuring every state bird perched on the appropriate state flower.

Bird Feeders and Accessories: Backyard Birding > Bird Feeders & Accessories from Amazon.com.

State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002


Source: South Carolina Legislature Online, (http://www.scstatehouse.net/),May 17, 2005
Source: State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002

 
To Pennsylvania State Game Bird. To Tennessee State Game Bird.

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