Legends like Ben Rodgers Lee, Dick Kirby, Tom Kelley and Harold Knight, to name just a few, have helped springboard the wild turkey to how it is known today – one of the most popular and challenging game animals 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’s 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, found in Mexico and Central America.
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.) or just want to get away this spring, stay at a nice lodge, eat well and experience the heart-pounding excitement of a turkey coming to a call, Worldwide Trophy Adventures has done the research to hook you up.