Our Arizona Merriam's turkey firearm hunting pins measure 1 1/4" and
feature a strutting Merriam's turkey and the state of Arizona highlighted
with shades of
Each year has a unique color combination.
The text "Successful Hunter - Merriam's Turkey" is printed in orange on the top and bottom arc.
Regulated turkey hunting in Arizona was first established
through legislature in 1913 that classified the Wild turkey as big game
& set a bag limit of three birds to be taken between October 1 and
December 15. Hunting pressure gradually increased, and hunting
regulations steadily became more stringent & eventually,a hunter
had to win a draw to hunt in the state.
The first spring gobbler hunt was authorized in 1965. Today, fall
hunting and spring hunting are by permit-only. In the spring, the number
of gobblers taken is equal to or greater than the fall harvest.
These pins make fantastic reminders of memorable Arizona bird hunts.