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Outdoor Journal: Turkey opener on 'must' list

Thursday, April 14, 2011
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When I heard my first wild turkey gobble while sitting in the woods awaiting first light, I was hooked on the sport.

Since then, I’ve traveled throughout the U.S., Mexico, deep into the Yucatan jungle and more recently, to the Canadian provinces of Ont­ario and British Columbia, all in pursuit of this magnificent bird.

Every year, I eagerly await the May 1 opening of our spring turkey season. Thank goodness, Ben Franklin didn’t get his way and have the wild turkey be the country’s nat­ional bird.


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