I'm not too worried about numbers of turkeys killed...if you asked me how many I killed last year spring and fall I would have to think a while to get it right and then I might even miss a few.
To me a Turkey hunter Pro Staffer means he's a Professional Turkey hunter....something you don't become without killing a lot of turkeys.
Even "Sham Wow" knows how to best use his towels.
That is simply not a realistic expectation. There is a huge difference between between a guy who makes his living hunting turkeys and a guy who represents a company on their pro-staff.
Some pro-staffers are nothing more than a free hat. There are some very large companies out there who give out pro-staff designations with about that much concern. Other companies make their salesmen pro-staffers.
Heck, my first buck mount has a ball cap from Roger Wyant's Pro-Staff. Dumb buck-- he fell to a scent line of the now-defunct Deer Formula-- it was even the wrong brand!
My point is that the rest of the world sees it a whole 'nother way. I'm a pro-staffer for two companies, but I don't make a living at either turkey or deer hunting. That doesn't make me a fake. It does not make me a poser or fraud. I don't claim to be much of an expert at anything. However, if you ask me how I'd go about doing something, I'll give you my opinion. If you ask me about the products I represent, I'll be fairly knowledgeable. That does not make me a master hunter, a professional hunter, or anything other than a guy trying to be helpful.
There was a thread like this over on another forum recently, where a poster was challenging the company's pro-staff qualifications. The answer was simply this: we asked for volunteers and these were the guys who showed up.
I would strongly urge anyone who wants to take their love of the sport up a notch to approach the companies they respect. Ask them if you can represent them on their pro-staff. You may get a hat. For me, it was more a matter of just being in the right place at the right time and being invited based on my writing and my regular presence on the web.
PS: For all my trouble, I've yet to get a hat or a T-Shirt from either company I represent. So go figure.