The adult male turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is called a “Tom” and the juvenile male turkey is called a “Jake”. An increase in daylight will trigger the mating season for Wild Turkeys and the male will begin trying to attract females. He will display and court for weeks until he starts to mate with a “Hen,” or female turkey. Wild Turkeys are highly polygamous and will mate with all hens until they are done laying eggs (usually 9-11 eggs per clutch). Most turkeys travel in flocks of 5-40, but the turkeys in our pictures seem to be traveling alone or in pairs.