Smile for the camera if you're a Missouri turkey who's ready for Thanksgiving. That must have been what this large group of birds were thinking when they waltzed by trail cams in Missouri and seemed to pose for the camera.

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Growing Deer TV shared this montage of fun Missouri turkey moments with the following status on YouTube:

Check out the strutters we're seeing on our trail cameras! Turkey season opens in Missouri very soon!

I don't think these birds are in on the "it's almost turkey season" statement.

They're correct about turkey season being imminent. As the Missouri Department of Conservation website mentions, the hunt begins April 18 and continues through May 8. They add these stipulations:

Two male turkeys or turkeys with visible beard may be taken during the season, with the following restrictions:

You may take only one turkey during the first week
If you do not take one during the first week, then you may take two turkeys during the second and third week.
You may not take two turkeys on the same day.

So perhaps these Missouri turkeys would like to reconsider being so photogenic. In just a week, they will be marked birds in the Missouri wilds.

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