Wild turkeys show up in GANGS in Tennessee and all over the country this time of year, but before you think about grabbing one for dinner, be aware of how DANGEROUS they are. Yup. They can do some serious damage to you, your family and your pets. In fact, if you do encounter a wild turkey, do NOT turn your back on him. Tom turkeys will consider you prey and may be likely to attack. What you should do is make yourself as big as possible and yell LOUDLY!