The turkey population has grown the last few years throughout Mount Hermon. A number of people enjoy them and don’t mind them wondering around the grounds. However, they can cause damage to property and become a real nuisance. Some people’s landscaping was being ripped to shreds. Cheri Andrews can answer any questions you have. You can reach her by emailing [email protected] and she will get back to you. If you would like to find out more about how to reduce the flock on your property legally and safely, here are a few steps:
- Go to the Fish and Game Website and file a Wildlife Incident Report describing the property damage you’ve experienced and other undesirable behavior by the turkeys.
2. Fish and Wildlife will respond by email in a couple days asking if you want a Depredation Permit. We are a part of the Bay Delta Region with Fish and Game and Depredation Permits are issued by Terris Kasteen of the Department of Fish and Game. You’ll have to list someone to help you in the depredation process. Some people have used David (Dave) Goularte as the “hunter” and have found him to be very nice, very safe and reliable. He is a retired firefighter. His contact is (408) 858-1627.