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Turkey of the Week: Birthday bird

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Luis Vazquez bagged a birthday turkey on April 27 in Adams County.

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``The first day I used a full strutting tom decoy and noticed the other toms were around but did not get close for the shot, maybe they were scared,'' the Bloomingdale man emailed. ``The next day I used a hen and a jake [decoys]. Did my calls and brought in a hen. Right behind the hen was this tom. Got him about 25 yards. What a great privilege to have.''

Spring turkey hunting ends in Illinois south zone on Thursday; in the north zone on May 16. Illinois residents may begin applying online on Tuesday for permits for the fall shotgun turkey season.

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