Ashley Miller, of Liverpool, bagged this magnificent 24-pound gobbler in Jefferson, N.Y. on opening day of turkey season. It had an 8-inch beard and three/4-inch spurs.
Miller scouted her spot yesterday to find out the place the birds have been roosting, a tactic our turkey searching knowledgeable described on this article. The following morning she referred to as on this pretty longbeard.
Every week earlier, Miller helped Dominic Haynes, 13, of Baldwinsville, get his first fowl in the identical space in the course of the 2022 youth hunt weekend. As quickly as Miller and Haynes began calling, “two big toms came running to attack our jake decoy,” stated Miller.
Haynes pulled the set off at 20-yards, taking a terrific 20-pound tom that had an 8-inch beard and 1-inch spurs.
“I take kids hunting & fishing so this lifestyle can live on, and to give them life skills,” Miller stated.
Congratulations to each hunters (and pleased birthday to Dominic)!
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