April 07, 2013 at 8:57pm
Very proud of both my 9 year old boy and my 7 year old girl. I took them on their very first turkey hunt on opening day for youth. We left Raleigh around 4:45 am and traveled to a farm near Trenton. They both did great. We were able to get set up and call in a 2 year old tom. Both of the kids sat very still and quiet. This enabled us to watch the turkey put on a show at around 20 yards for 8 minutes or so. The turkey worked around to our left which was on my daughter's side. She lined up and took the shot. She unfortunately learned the hard way, to keep her face away from the receiver on a shotgun, it cost her a bruised cheek and a tooth, but at least it was a baby tooth. The hunt lasted less than an hour, but we all made memories and learned lessons that will last a life time.