Let’er Rip Turkey Hunting
For all you hunters out there seeking to complete your Turkey Slam Arizona is home to two different species of turkey:
Merriam’s turkey are found throughout the Western United States primarily in the ponderosa pine forests of Colorado, New Mexico, and northern Arizona. They have been transplanted into the pine forests of Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota. Gould’s turkey are only found in Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Mexico. In Arizona, wild turkeys can be found not only in ponderosa pine forest but also other vegetation types in elevations ranging from 3,500 to 10,000 feet. The best populations of Merriam’s, however, occur in the ponderosa pine forests north of the Gila River. The Gould’s occupy the sky island habitats in southeastern Arizona.
Gould’s turkeys are one of Arizona’s two native wild turkey species. They are slightly larger than Merriam’s turkey. Gould’s turkey were once found throughout southern Arizona. Gould’s were an important food source for those who settled and worked in the rugged lands of southern Arizona years ago. Between the Civil War and World War I, miners working in southern Arizona harvested Gould’s for many of their meals. By the time Arizona had legal hunting seasons in 1929, Gould’s Turkey had already disappeared from the scene. Gould’s now occupy only a few remote mountain ranges in Arizona. However, these birds are making comeback tracks in the Huachucas and other mountain ranges in southern Arizona.
Archery Turkey Hunting
This is offered on a daily basis rate, with a three day minimum please.
Turkey Hunt Guided Only (1:1) – $400/day (3 day min)
Please keep in mind, we are always willing to do group discounts, please contact us for details. If you prefer a 2 on 1 with a partner of your choice, please contact us for additional pricing information.
If you would like to bring an extra person along to film your hunting experience or to take memorable pictures etc. an additional cost will be assessed to all fully guided big game hunts. $500 per person for the duration of the hunt, which will include all the amenities of the outfitting experience.