If You’re a Turkey in the U.S., Where’s the Best Place to Hide over Thanksgiving?

“Americans love turkeys, domestic and wild. We buy them, and hunt them. While the fate of most turkeys is certain, this maps shows where a turkey might find some safety.

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“For this map, we combined data for consumption of turkey, gravy and stuffing, with data on where people hunt with shotguns. Locations with low consumption or low hunting provide a margin of safety. People in cities and suburbs tend to eat more domestic turkeys, while people in rural areas hunt more.

“Data sources: Esri Updated Demographics (2010), GfK MRI.”