Turkeydude, first things first.....welcome to the forum. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say that. Hope you find your time here informative and enjoyable.
Secondly, since you are a brand new hunter, I hope you were just testing us with your comment "not much of an eater, just looking for a tail on the wall". As other have suggested, I would discourage you from approaching hunting from the standpoint of not caring about the utilization of the meat of the animals you harvest. That should be the foremost thought on your mind, even if you do not care to eat wild game meat yourself, ...not to mention that wasting game meat is illegal in most, if not all, states. You should make every effort to insure that, with any edible wild game you harvest, the meat of that animal is properly cared for and fully utilized by someone...family, friends, or charitable organizations.
Having said that, I can also state that it is okay to want to preserve the parts of a turkey, or other game, that are considered to be "trophy" characteristics. With wild turkeys, those could be the tail fan, the wings, the legs or spurs, the beard, or the entire cape. Some of us even have even gone so far as to take up turkey taxidermy in order to preserve the entire bird, sans the removed meat products.
In your post, you asked "what do I do when I get it?". The first step is field-dressing the bird, which is very simple, and consists of, essentially, just making an incision between the "vent" (anus) of the bird and the lower breast bone, and reaching into the body cavity and removing all of the organs and entrails. The actual processing of the bird for consumption, and the preservation of the tail, feathers, etc., is also pretty simple, and I'm sure we can give you more detailed information on that if you want it.