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Hunt Out of Your Comfort Zone for Eastern Turkeys

Eastern wild turkeys, found in 38 states, are our most widely distributed subspecies of wild turkeys—and also perhaps the most confounding bird to hunt. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Try these tactics to avoid frustration.

Waiting on Sunshine

The author watched a gobbler on his back 40 for two years before committing to hunting the bird. Afterwards, when all was quiet, he had to admit the woods didn’t seem the same. But he also had to admit a hunter wouldn’t have it any other way.

Florida Hunter Bags New State-Record Non-Typical Turkey

Chris Echele's March 23 hunt resulted in his bagging a six-bearded gobbler that is the new Florida state record in the non-typical category.

A Bird in Hand

While there are always bigger birds in the bush, Christopher Olsen opted not to risk losing the tom that was in front of him at the moment.

For the Good of the Group

For NRA President Jim Porter, it is rewarding to help wield the tremendous influence of our 5-million-plus membership’s united voice as a faithful servant of American hunters and shooters. Stopping to hunt the occasional wild turkey and maybe even earn a grand slam along the way is a bonus.

Porter's Pursuit Produces Grand Slam!

NRA President Jim Porter filled out his turkey slam with a fine boss gobbler after a tough hunt in the snowy high country of New Mexico.

Porter Harvests Rio Turkey; One Subspecies Remains In Hunt for Grand Slam

NRA President Jim Porter has been covering the turkey hunting bases this week, hitting three states in five days in pursuit of three of the four U.S. subspecies! NRA Publications' John Zent broke the news on Porter's Rio Grande in Texas late yesterday, and this morning we've got even more great photos to share. Check out the action in the gallery below.

Jim Porter Tags Eastern Turkey; Two Away from Grand Slam—Photo Gallery

NRA President Jim Porter got a break from the bad weather on Tuesday morning and dropped a beautiful Eastern gobbler, marking the second of the four turkey subspecies he needs to claim his prestigious grand slam.

Porter Tags His Eastern Gobbler!

It's two down and two to go as NRA President Jim Porter drops his Eastern gobbler, marking the halfway point to earning his prestigious grand slam!

Eastern Gobblers Calling Porter's Name—Photo Gallery

By late afternoon on Porter's second day of the hunt, the rain stopped in time for him to run out with nothing more than a gun, a couple of box calls and a camera. Within minutes, a tom was answering! Too bad he wasn't quite ready to strut into shotgun range, but tomorrow is another day. In the meantime, here is a glimpse of Porter's first Alabama outing.

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