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.
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...