With the passing of Dick Kirby recently, I was thinking back on the folks that were around when I first started turkey hunting and was wondering who were the greatest of the turkey hunting legends. Dick Kirby would have to stand out as one of them. It was on one of his cassettes that I learned how to call turkeys. Just about wore that thing out and listened to him go on an actual hunt where he called in and killed the "Boss Gobbler of Letchworth Canyon." That was before the days of the television goofs that commercialized it so much--not that Dick didn't make a good living out of it himself. I would have put him pretty high on the list when I was a kid--a particullarly difficult accomplishment for him since he hailed from north of the Mason-Dixon line. But there were also others such as Preston Pittman and Tom Kelley to mention a few. Then there is the question of who is the best turkey caller of all time. I believe that award would have to go to Chris Parrish--that guy can make the most realistic noises of anybody I have ever heard. Also, the nicest guy award would have to go to Alex Rutledge. I was in a calling competition against him once and I tore the reed on my call that I was going to use for the Kee-kee. Alex realized what I had done and he actually was going to give me one of his calls, and he didn't know me from Adam. He went on to win that contest. So, who do you all think would qualify as the greatest turkey hunting legends?