Wild turkeys can fly at speeds up to 55 miles per hour, according to the National Wild Turkey Federation. Turkeys are also fast runners and have been clocked at speeds up to 25 miles per hour.

Although there are five subspecies of wild turkey that are native to North America, the eastern wild turkey is the most common. This turkey is found throughout the entire eastern United States. Other species include the Osceola, Rio Grande, Merriam's and Gould's turkeys. Although driven to near extinction in the early part of the 20th century, as of 2014, the turkey population is thriving.