Fun Friday Quiz: Let's Talk Turkey

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posted on April 21, 2023
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As with most outdoor sports, turkey hunting has its own jargon or slang that only hunters know. How knowledgeable are you about talkin’ turkey? Take our 10-question quiz and find out. We’ll begin with a few easier questions and then get harder as we go. The answers are at the end, but no peeking (we’ll know)!

Jake:
a. A juvenile male turkey
b. A juvenile female turkey
c. A juvenile male or female turkey

Jenny:
a. A juvenile male turkey
b. A juvenile female turkey
c. A juvenile male or female turkey

Poult:
a. A young male turkey
b. A young female turkey
c. A young male or female turkey

Longbeard:
a. An adult male turkey
b. An adult female turkey with a beard
c. An adult male turkey with multiple beards

Limb-hanger:
a. A trophy turkey with spurs so long and curved that the bird can be hung upside down on a tree limb by his spurs
b. A turkey that stays on the roost an unusually long time in the morning before flying down
c. A female turkey that won’t leave the roost in the morning until the gobblers do

Putt:
a. A turkey alarm call
b. A turkey mating call
c. A turkey that needs to lay off the beans and bran muffins

Spur:
a. A hard, pointed projection on a male turkey’s leg
b. Something a cowboy wears on the back of his boot
c. Both A and B

Hang-up:
a. A turkey that begins coming to your calling position, but then stops just out of gun range
b. A turkey that has just flown up to roost
c. The end of legal hunting hours for the day

Snood:
a. The fleshy, worm-like appendage that hangs down from a turkey’s forehead onto its bill
b. A special sound a turkey makes only during mating season
c. A turkey that's incubating eggs

Pot Call:
a. Another name for a slate call
b. The last call a hunter makes that brings a turkey into gun range
c. Another name for a box call
 

Answers:

Jake: A

Jenny: B

Poult: C

Longbeard: A

Limb-hanger: A 

Putt: A

Spur: C

Hang-up: A

Snood: A

Pot Call: A

 

Scorecard:
Well, how did you do?  The following answer chart will give you an idea of how you stack up against other turkey hunters.

  • 8 to 10 correct: Master Turkey Hunter (Great job!)
  • 5 to 7 correct: Intermediate Turkey Hunter (Pretty good, but better study some more.)
  • 0 to 4 correct: Beginning Turkey Hunter (You need a few more years in the turkey woods.)

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