Legends like Ben Rodgers Lee, Dick Kirby, Bill Jordan and Harold Knight, to name just a few, have helped springboard the wild turkey to how it is known today—the second most popular game animal to hunt in all of the world. Further, organizations like the National Wild Turkey Federation, with the support of sportsmen’s dollars, can now showcase the wild turkey as one of the greatest success stories in wildlife conservation.
This is definitely the heyday of turkey hunting, with many hunters in pursuit of completing their “Slam,” of which there are several, including the Grand Slam, which is the successful harvest of an Osceola, Merriam’s, Eastern and Rio Grande wild turkey. Then, there is the Royal Slam, which is the Grand Slam plus a Gould’s turkey, found in Mexico and limited areas of the U.S. Southwest; and up another notch is the World Slam, which is a Royal Slam plus an ocellated turkey, hunted mostly in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
To many, there is still no greater thrill than setting-up on a hard gobbling bird in the spring woods. Chasing turkeys in the spring brings back special memories. So, whether you are trying to accomplish a Slam of your own or are looking for a challenging and rewarding hunt for this impressive bird (Ben Franklin recommended it as our national bird) we can help. Unfortunately, we’re all too aware of the frustration that goes with booking the wrong hunt. Whether your time is limited, your funds are limited or both – putting the odds in your favor is absolutely critical.
So, as the long winter finally starts to break and the “hunting limbo” is at its absolute pinnacle, having a spring turkey adventure to look forward to is absolutely essential for many. If you are one of the many, give our team of expert Consultants a call at 1-800-346-8747 to discuss our well vetted, time tested turkey hunting destinations. Or to get started give our website a visit.
For more turkey hunting action, check out this video. It’s a look back at all the ups and downs that went into Mark Peterson completing a World Turkey Slam.