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Turkey of the Week: College friends

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College friends Mike Lahey (right) and Kyle Demus (left) hunt turkey each spring in Winnebago County near the state line.

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They spotted birds after the morning fly down. With the help of Kyle's father Dan Demus, they positioned themselves 400 yards below the birds on a tree line. Kyle and Mike belly-crawled 300 yards to set up a clear shot.

``The rest is history,'' emailed Lahey, a graduate student in environmental sciences at Ohio State. ``This hunt could not have come to the successful conclusion that it did without the generosity of the Demus family.''

Lahey bagged a 25-pound tom with a 9 ½ inch beard and 1 1/4 inch spurs.

Around turkey season, I run TOTW on the Sun-Times outdoors page. Email nominations to straycasts@sbcglobal.net.

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