Mossberg’s Linda Powell took top spot in this year’s Alabama Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt this week, also marking her victory on the first time that invitation-only hunt has occurred since 2015. The 25+ pound gobbler with an 11.75-inch beard and 1.125-inch spurs that brought home the prize was claimed with one of Mossberg’s newest additions to its 940 Pro autoloading shotgun line, the Mossberg 940 Pro Turkey.

The 940 Pro Turkey is optics ready and comes in two barrel lengths – 24 and 18.5 inches. We were fortunate enough to meet up with the gun right after it launched just before SHOT Show in Las Vegas this year. The bird fell to APEX Turkey Tungsten Super Shot (TSS) #9s. It was also the largest turkey taken during the event, earning Powell the title of Grand Champion with a total score of 71.13 and placing her at the top of 64 other hunters from within the firearms industry.

Mossberg 940 Pro Turkey Shotgun
Powell and her guide, Justin Rock of Riverview Farms, put in the work to finally bring home the prize-winning tom and had to reposition three times before taking the bird with Mossbergs new 940 Pro Turkey shotgun. (Photo: Paul Peterson/

“I’ve used the APEX Tungsten Super Shot on all of my turkey hunts this spring and have been so impressed with how well it patterns in my 940 and how effective it is in the field,” said Powell, Mossberg’s director of media relations. “Everywhere that I’ve hunted, the guides, landowners and other hunters have all asked what I am shooting and where can I buy that gun and ammo.”

Powell’s achievement also capped a rather festive week of turkey-hunt reports and stories shared on the Apex Ammunition social media pages, which often featured just the right amount of cheekiness to brighten a Monday morning after a weekend spent in the hunting fields.


The Alabama Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt kicked off for the first time in 2002, but it was last held back in 2015. It serves as a fundraising event for the Alabama Conservation & Natural Resources Foundation and is just another example of how hunters are constantly ensuring the nation’s natural resources are both loved and funded for future generations.