I dunno about turkey, I haven't seen them run an article on anything but big game.
When I emailed HF a pic of Christy's Montana buck last fall, they pretty quickly asked for an article, so we kinda knew from the get go it would make it. We usually get a pic or two a year that makes it in the magazine. We typically spend about a half an hour to an hour photographing the animal in various poses. The pics really make the memories :-)