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  • Here is a picture of my son and daughter with the custom turkey call that they won from Spursuader. They are both really excited to try it out next year on our next turkey hunt. I didn't tell them that I posted their story on here so they had no idea about the contest.

    Thanks very much to Mr. Murphey for making these beautiful calls and giving them away in a contest.

    Here is a link to the original post about their first hunt.

    May 29, 2013 at 4:25pm

    Very proud of both my 9 year old boy and my 7 year old girl. I took them on their very first turkey hunt on opening day for youth. We left Raleigh around 4:45 am and traveled to a farm near Trenton. They both did great. We were able to get set up and call in a 2 year old tom. Both of the kids sat very still and quiet. This enabled us to watch the turkey put on a show at around 20 yards for 8 minutes or so. The turkey worked around to our left which was on my daughter's side. She lined up and took the shot. She unfortunately learned the hard way, to keep her face away from the receiver on a shotgun, it cost her a bruised cheek and a tooth, but at least it was a baby tooth. The hunt lasted less than an hour, but we all made memories and learned lessons that will last a life time.

    April 07, 2013 at 8:57pm
    A comment titled: No blind in response to a report titled: First Youth Day

    Thanks for the kind words. We were not using a blind. The first picture with them on the ground is how we were set up except I was behind them. I don't think either one of them had ever sat that still in their life. My daughter aimed and pulled the trigger, but my son helped me carry the gear and set up the decoy, so we are dividing the fan, spurs, and beard between them and calling it both of their bird. They are both wanting to go again, so I hope to be able to get them on another bird before the end of the year.

    April 08, 2013 at 5:31pm
    A comment titled: Specs in response to a report titled: First Youth Day

    We were so excited that we forgot to weigh the bird. The spurs are 3/4' and the beard was 9'. The bird was probably around 17-18 pounds.

    April 08, 2013 at 6:03am
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