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    Temporary Turkey Closures-David Canyon

    Phase 1 of the Isleta Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) is getting underway August 1st. Trails south of Mars Court Trailhead and east of David Canyon Road (Turkey Trot (east of David Canyon RD), Cajun Turkey and Wild Turkey) will be closed for a few weeks. There will be a contractor in the area felling trees and doing vegetation management work.

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    We're hoping to have it back open as soon as possible but please stay out while closed.

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    How much is the ticket for poaching?

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    Class B misdemeanor- up to $5,000 and/or 6 months in jail.

    The trails will most likely be covered in spots with cut trees/veg while they do the work. Maybe you meant it as a joke but I continue to be mistified that people regard federal regulations/closures as a up to their interpretation..... Please stay out of the area.

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    It was a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yosemite View Post
    Kerry, would it still be considered poaching if one were to accidentally run into a Wild Turkey, or even worse get attacked by a Cajun Turkey and act in Self Defense? I've never actually seen a Cajun Turkey, but they sound dangerous.
    I think you'd be OK claiming self defense under "Stand your ground".

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    What if the turkey was coming right for me?
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    Those Turkeys are dangerous up there. I've had a few close encounters. There goes my Turkey shoot ride next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjlama View Post
    Those Turkeys are dangerous up there. I've had a few close encounters. There goes my Turkey shoot ride next week.
    And when they start talking to each other in cajun, you don't know what in the hell they're going to do. I haven't been to a good turkey shoot since I was a kid.
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    Saturday shuttle, I'm bringing my 5pack a mosberg and a hibachi to cook those aggressive, little ewok, freaky gobblers on.

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    I got to know for my own protection. Which is meaner. The crazy Cajun Turkey or the dreaded Wild Turkey. And if I have to take one down to protect my bike, can I take it home and cook it or do I have to turn it in for study.
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    Seriously

    Although a closure sucks, this temporary closure will be a good thing for those that live just east of that area. Especially since the Air Force does nothing to maintain the forest on their side. A fire in David Canyon or Bonito Canyon would probably take out lots of houses including mine. Thinning that area is a good idea. Glad they're not closing the whole area at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbike52 View Post
    I got to know for my own protection. Which is meaner. The crazy Cajun Turkey or the dreaded Wild Turkey. And if I have to take one down to protect my bike, can I take it home and cook it or do I have to turn it in for study.
    Your call entirely. Which is easier for you to keep down in large quantities, tabasco or Wild Turkey? That is the key...

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    Re: Temporary Turkey Closures-David Canyon

    Anyone know if this area is still closed?

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    Checked in at the Ranger station Tuesday this week, and it was still closed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelldify View Post
    Checked in at the Ranger station Tuesday this week, and it was still closed...
    I was at the Mars Ct. parking lot Thursday evening. Didn't realize the trail coming out of that lot was called Wild Turkey. We took the jeep road down to catch Cajun Pine.
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    Still closed as of today.
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    Once the birds get established, maybe one of these will be in order for some turkey huntin'?


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    Anyone know if these trails are still closed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssjohn View Post
    Anyone know if these trails are still closed?
    Yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by skerry00 View Post
    Yep
    Any hints for when it will be open again?
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    Not sure. They haven't even cut everything in this phase of the project.

    Just FYI- this type of thing will become the norm on the district for the foreseeable future. We will try to minimize the impact of closures but due to nesting periods and other restraints, it won't always happen at the best time for trail users. I will say I miss Turkey Trot as well-one of my favorites.

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    Still closed? Any idea if we're looking at weeks, months, or the rest of the season?

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    Possibly rest of season. As I mentioned before, the area is part of a larger project in which various parties (contractors, firewood cutters) have a period of time to complete work none of it is under my control. This is the first phase of a three year project in David Canyon. Next year other trails will be closed for similar operations in addition to prescribed fire. This will be the new "norm" for the district (including Cedro). I empathize with you though-Turkey Trot is one of my faves. I'll make sure to post as soon as it reopenes.

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    There are still contractors in there.

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    Our district fire and law enforcement personnel are still working. They are considered essential.

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