This month’s call giveaway winner is Rebecca Sears. Becky is the proud owner a beautiful walnut pot with aluminum over glass and our Spur design along with a display case that we also engraved for her. We won’t be doing another giveaway for a couple months due to the season being over, but be sure to check back often just in case we change our minds. We would like to thank everyone that has entered and congrats to all the winners.
Fellow Pro-Staffer Chad Morris and I headed home to West Virginia for the opening day of turkey season. The season in WV opens around the last week of April and usually the birds are fired up, but this year was very different. On Monday the weather was a horrible 31 degrees and raining. They gobbled on the roost for a bit then hit the ground and shut up. That day Amanda Morris, Lonnie Morris, and Lloyd Morris all scored and got birds. The second day started out cold, but no rain. That day proved to a good day scoring four kills. Lloyd got his second bird. Lonnie scored number 2, which was a monster with 1-1/2″ spurs and 11” beard. Kevin Duckworth scored one. Chad’s dad Mark killed a bird while they waited in the blind. As the way they describe it was text book. Chad said, “It was better watching his dad pull the trigger then himself.”
The most special event that took place was when Amanda, Chad’s sister, got her first bird. Everything this girl does is a special moment in our family. When she was 13 years old she was diagnosed with A.L.L (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). She had a hard road to her recovery. She is the true meaning to the word fighter and also proof of a miracle. She was in a blind with our cousin John-Paul. They had a bird roost close to their setup. After the bird flew down Johnny hit some soft yelps along with purrs and clucks with his cedar spur call. The bird came in without hesitation. Johnny talked Amanda through her nerves as she squeezed the trigger and brought the bird down. It was special moment for us all that we will always cherish, and it’s moments like this that means more to you when it’s someone that has been through so much.
All together seven birds in three days. Chad and I both came close, but it didn’t work out. It’s not always about how many you got. It’s about the experience of being outdoors, and with people that you love. I know for me without my uncle Mark and his family I would not have had the chance to be a hunter. So when you have time please take someone fishing or hunting to enjoy the outdoors.