The Mexican turkey is found in northern Mexico and the southern parts of the United States. Habitat is these areas are arid and slow to change, but are suspect to encroachment from brushy species. Mexican turkey make use of rolling to flat topography that consists of open grasslands for feeding interspersed with brush and creeks or rivers. This turkey subspecies is well-adapted for the arid environment it inhabits. Turkey management for this species is less active than required for other subspecies, but not as passive as they Merriam’s turkey.