There's a program going on here in AZ to re-introduce, or increase, the Gould's Turkey here. I've read that it is going pretty good. I think they used to be pretty plentiful in the southern area of the state, but back in the days before regulations etc. they got hunted out. Most are in Mexico now.
So maybe by the time you are ready to travel more coop, there will be a good hunting population for your "slam" without leaving the country.
Well, thanks for the info. I read an article on nwtf.org about the Goulds turkey and the efforts to restore the populations from less than a thousand birds. I hope they are successful in thier efforts. What a great organization.
I am not an expert, maybe someone can help. I believe if i take an Eastern, Ocseola, Merriams and Rio, that qualifies as a slam, and if i were to add a Gould's bird that would be a Grand Slam. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. It really doesn't make all that much difference anyway, I am not a turkey aristocrat, if i bagged a few more of any subspecies, I would still feel blessed for the opportunity
yes you are correct as far as i know in washington there are easterns, merriams, and rio's. that is the washington slam. and overal i know there are some subspeicies that are mixbrea between the meriams and rios.
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season. I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own. I have only completed the one antelope kit, but these tips should work for kits for other species as well.
1. Leave as much depth to the skull as possible when you remove the antlers/horns from the skull of the animal. This...