There are lots of wild critters that reside in Corvallis (other than just Beavers ). Deer, racoons, possums, coyotes and bear and cougar in the nearby forests. I take our dog, Mia, to a dog park in a meadow not far from our place each Saturday morning. On the way to the park this morning, I noticed four wild turkeys along a heavily traveled, primary street. When we reached the park, there were eight in the forest at one side of the park. They were not afraid of me or Mia. I could have walked up to the turkeys and whacked them with a rock. I've heard that the turkeys have become a problem for the residents. I'm not sure what the problem is but I do know that turkeys are a mean lot (a friend had a pet turkey when I was growing up the sucker would peck the hell out of you). Considering the wild turkeys are not afraid of traffic, humans or dogs, what's up with the turkey hunters dressing in camo from head to toe to shoot the birds? I mean really, the pilgrims didn't hunt for turkeys while wearing camo. After the incident today, I'm beginning to think that the camo requirement for hunting wild turkey is a scam from Cabela's. Not only do they push camo, they push camo in a huge range of trees and foliage. Evidently, you can't get away with just wearing camouflage boots, socks, jacket, hat and underwear to hunt wild turkeys, you need to be wearing the correct tree. Marketing indicates that you need to match the foliage of each area you hunt. That makes for a lot of sales in different variety of tees. Very clever, those Cabela's folks. So for you conspiracy types, here's another one for you. The great Camo Conspiracy for hunting wild turkey. If you plan to hunt for the birds in Corvallis, you'd do best if you wore camo that looked like a residential area or a street with vehicles. I'll alert the marketing guys at Cabela's. Most likely they'll come up with camo for different streets and residential areas of the city.