Some turkey hunters say Merriam's are easy. Not in my experience. Spring snows are often factors. High altitude. Dangerous cats. Birds that walk miles from the roost. Steep mountain climbs up skinny elk and deer trails. You earn it.
Oh, you can arrange for easy hunts. Chip shots. Outfitters, eager to please, can put you in a sure-kill spot where human-habituated birds visit on the clock. That's cool. That's fine. It all depends on what you want from a Western hunt.
And yeah, they both taste great fried. Five of the best Merriam's states follow here.