Turkeys In The City Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Some 130,000 people are licensed to hunt birds in California. Some already know wild turkey hunting season opened this month. But you don’t have to go to woodland areas to find these large birds. The number of wild turkeys in urban areas seems to be growing. Pauline Bartolone recently looked into the problems associate with urban turkeys and found that not everyone loves the birds.