Four Thanksgiving Wild Turkey Recipes: Nothing says America like wild turkey in November. The pilgrims ate it. Our forefathers ate it. Heck, Ben Franklin wanted Tom Gobbler to fly as the national bird. But in this great land of ours, one of the things we can be grateful for, is how varied and diverse its people are, whether hunters, chefs or just do-nothing Thanksgiving table seat takers. There’s no better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than by killing and cooking our greatest game bird.