We started Turkey of the Week on Sunday in the Sun-Times outdoors.
I have enough stories already that I may run it both in the Sun-Times outdoors on Wednesdays and Sundays.
The one above is notable for some of the finer points in Pete Lamar's story:
I got him [last month on] the last day for which my permit was valid-on public land in Ogle County. He wasn't huge-19 lbs.-but he came into my calling, which makes it rewarding. He didn't come in on a suicidal charge, like on the outdoor shows; rather he zigzagged through the heavy timber (almost like a coyote) trying to find what he thought was a nearby hen. By the time he was visible enough for an unobstructed shot, he was real close.
I'll use the wing bones to make a type of tube call (about the only calls I use anymore); feathers will be turned into marabou leeches and soft hackle wet flies, which I hope to try out on some Wisconsin brook trout if the weather if gets pleasant.
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