Those dudes can surely do a number on a sight quickly.
Of course, I plant on a slope. I had a bunch come through and trash a 30x60 spot two years ago. They just kept scratching and rolling the leaves and tops down the hill. Didn't hurt the roots but that years growth was cut short at the first of June.
I've got one little patch I've been trying to get going for years. There are a few plants, but hardly more plants then when I found the patch. Every time I go there to plant berries and hopefully dig a couple roots, there is tons of turkey scratchings. I'm not positive, but my guess is the turkeys are slowing things down there.