“North-Forty’s First Longbeard”

“Snapshot Saturday”

A long-bearded wild turkey with a fine English double barrel percussion shotgun.

About four years after the first wild turkey flock wandered onto the North-Forty we had three gobblers and a couple of jakes. On a rainy morning, and with a day or two left in the season, the first longbeard in modern times fell to an English double barrel percussion shotgun, the same gun I used for sporting clays and quail walk competitions. What an unforgettable thrill…

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