It was back in 1943 when Hick and Nellie Shoults started raising turkeys in their backyard as a way to make ends meet. They never could have imagined that over 75 years later, their family would still make a living off of turkeys. Hick's great grandson, Hunter Shoults, smoked the turkeys every year, just in time for the holidays. Our Hickory Smoked Turkeys have become a tradition on tabletops across America for so many families. These are fully-cooked and ready to eat!