Turkey World Slam - where would you go?

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  1. biggiesmalls

    biggiesmalls AH Member

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    If you wanted to complete the Turkey World Slam - that is, hunt all six types of turkey (Eastern, Merriam's, Rio Grande, Osceola, Gould's, and Ocellated), where would you go for each species? Let's say you've got to pick one location for each species/subspecies.

    Thanks,
    Drew
     

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    gizmo AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Ambassador

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    The Rockin G Ranch can certainly get you a heckava Rio bird. Nebraska and Colorado both have very good Merriam's hunting. I would probably choose Georgia for an Eastern, Obviously the Florida Panhandle for Osceola, Southern Arizona for the Goulds, and then the Oscellated I'd probably choose Campeche Mexico.
     
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    Thank you for the reply! I want to do a cast and blast style trip with each one - so hunt the turkeys, and take advantage of whatever fishing is nearby as well. This helps a lot!

    Thanks,
    Drew
     
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    I finished my World Slam in 2008. I would highly recommend Danny Santangelo in Florida for Osceola, and Sierra Madre Hunting in Mexico for Gould’s. Shot my Ocellated in Guatemala, sadly hunting is no longer allowed. PM me if you have any questions.
     
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    If I ever start turkey hunting, the first place I'll be heading is Turkey, Texas for Rio's at the Rockin G! If I were after Ocellated, I'd be going somewhere in the Yucatan in Mexico.
     

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    Merriam..either Wyoming or SD public or Nebraska
    Rio I would say Texas or central Kansas
    Joey Jimenez for Osceola.
    Of course SC for eastern.
    Still researching to decide on Gould’s and ocellated which will be last on my quest.
     

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    Its a challenge, I did it over 35 years

    Rio in Texas, PM me
    Merriams New Mexico
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    Eastern - heres the problem. Got skunked in East Texas and Alabama. Then my cousin told me to out in for a tag in Wisconsin. Got my bird the first morning to complete my Slam

    Yucatan next, most likely with Balam
     

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