Daniel Calvin of Mississippi accomplished a turkey hunter’s lifetime goal: completing a grand slam.
While he was not able to complete the grand slam within one year due to time constraints, Calvin harvested at least one of the following subspecies: the Eastern, Osceola, Rio Grande, and Merriam’s. He harvested his first Merriam’s in Colorado on April 10, reports the Natchez Democrat, marking the completion of his grand slam.
Calvin told the newspaper that his “goal is to complete the grand slam and kill a bird in 20 different states.” He tries to make this happen by traveling out of state at least once a year, but he didn’t nail a bird in Colorado last year. This year, however, was different.
He was able to tag out in Colorado within two hours of arriving at his cabin. He realizes, too, that it’s very lucky for a hunter to kill his first Merriam’s in Colorado because the birds are very scattered in the mountains.
Now, Calvin’s next goal will be to complete a turkey hunting grand slam within a year. Onto bigger and better things, but for now, congratulations!