by NRA Staff - Monday, March 21, 2011
If you want to go for a turkey hunting world slam, (taking all four U.S. subspecies, the Gould's and the Oscellated) you're going to need to identify each one and know where they live. Here's a list of all six to help you start on your once-in-a-lifetime quest.
The Osceola are found only on the Florida peninsula, and there are only fewer than 100,000 birds in total. These turkeys, which are smaller than the Eastern, were named for Seminnole Chief Osceola and sport iridescent greenish-purple body feathers.
Key: Merriam's///Osceola///Rio Grande///Gould's///Oscellated///Eastern
Grand Slam—Taking all four U.S. subspecies: the Eastern, Osceola, Rio Grande and Merriam’s.
Royal Slam— Taking the four U.S. subspecies and Mexico’s Gould’s.
World Slam—Taking the four U.S. subspecies, the Gould’s and the Ocellated.
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