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Mind-blowing: Wild turkey ‘slam’

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Achieving a wild turkey Grand Slam, taking all four of the species in the U. S., is quite an accomplishment. Imagine taking 49 turkeys in all 49 states that have turkeys. That’s what Daniel Rorrer and Randy Stafford have done in achieving the U.S. Super Slam.

It was nine years ago this month when a far-fetched dream of mine became reality as I squeezed the trigger on a Merriam’s gobbler in the Badlands of South Dakota. The 21 pound gobbler completed my quest for a coveted Grand Slam. The fans of an Eastern, Rio Grande, Osceola and Merriam’s along with a plaque from the National Wild Turkey Federation commemorating the event grace my office wall.

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