Turkey Hunting

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Franklinton hunter kills her first turkey

Ashley Maiolo of Franklinton said female hunters without male hunting mentors should not fret and should not fear taking things into their own hands. The self-taught huntress has been hunting deer and a number of other game for the past 10 years, mostly on her own with information she’s read in publications such as North Carolina Sportsman Magazine. 

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Morrisville 13-year-old huntress kills first turkey

If you ask Bryan Alexander of Morrisville what could make his hunting season any better, he will laugh and tell you nothing. He guided his 13-year-old daughter on a turkey hunt during the youth season, and she killed her first turkey, a gobbler with a 10-inch beard and 1 1/4-inch spurs.

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April 27 at 9:05 pm
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Reidsville hunter kills NWTF record-breaking bearded hen

Wild turkeys with beards measuring close to 10 inches long are considered trophies.

Especially if the bird carrying such a rope hanging from its chest is a hen.

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April 27 at 8:19 pm
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Boone husband and wife double on turkey hunt

Sam Thompson of Boone has taken his wife, Carrie, turkey hunting once or twice a year for some time now, and while they’ve had some close calls, they’ve never been able to get her on a gobbler. That changed this year on April 16 when they each killed nice longbeards on the same hunt.

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April 26 at 11:19 pm
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Greensboro hunter kills silver-phase gobbler

A Greensboro hunter ended a year-long quest last week when he killed a rare, silver-phase turkey gobbler on a hunt in Stokes County.

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April 26 at 2:49 pm
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Guilford County turkey hunter doubles with both sons in opening week

Roger Rumley has been an avid turkey hunter for many years, but he’s already decided that this year has been his best turkey season yet, hands down. He doubled up on birds with his younger son on April 9, then duplicated the feat with his oldest son on April 14. It’s an experience he never imagined would happen.

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April 25 at 9:55 pm
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2 Ayden sisters each got their first turkeys while hunting with dad

Robert Moore of Ayden had one of his best turkey hunting days on April 2, and he didn’t even have a gun with him. What he did have, was much more meaningful to him. He had one of his daughters on a morning hunt, and the other on an afternoon hunt, and both of the girls killed turkeys.

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April 25 at 1:27 pm
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Orange County huntress kills 19-pound gobbler

Rhonda Snyder, of Orange County, killed a jake on her first turkey hunt 13 years ago within the first hour of setting foot in the woods, and while that gave her the impression that turkey hunting was a pretty easy sport, she has failed to bag a longbeard every year since then. Until this year.

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April 20 at 12:01 pm
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6-year-old Elizabethtown huntress kills 21-pound gobbler

Madelyn Hall, a 6-year-old from Elizabethtown, killed her first turkey on opening day of the youth season. It was a big one, weighing 21 pounds and sporting a 10.5-inch beard.

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April 19 at 11:55 pm
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Greensboro hunter kills enormous turkey

A Greensboro hunter ran into a huge turkey gobbler this past Saturday in Caswell County that may wind up being the second-heaviest tom ever killed in North Carolina.

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April 19 at 3:30 pm
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How one family improves habitat for wildlife

For several generations, Tom Smith’s family has farmed a parcel of land on the border between Alleghany County and Grayson County, Va., employing several wildlife-management strategies.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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The wild-turkey biologist says....

Chris Kreh, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s top wild-turkey biologist, offered a few turkey tips from a biologist’s perspective.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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North Carolina turkeys’ recovery has been remarkable

By the mid-1960s, North Carolina’s wild turkeys had neared the bottom of a free-fall, with only 2,000 left in the state.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Hens determine turkey productivity, survival

Although many hunters believe North Carolina’s annual wild-turkey harvests are related to the previous year’s poult survival, that’s inaccurate, according to biologist Chris Kreh of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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7-year-old hunter kills 21-pound gobbler on her first turkey hunt

Laurel League went on her first turkey hunt on April 2 with her dad and granddad, and shot a prize gobbler that put her in awe. League, a 7-year-old from Summerfield in Rockingham Couny, is a veteran hunter, and has killed a few deer including a 120-class buck she bagged last fall, but her dad said he’s never seen her as excited as she was on this hunt.

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April 14 at 12:13 pm
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Wilkes County turkey hunter kills white gobbler in Traphill

Along with several friends and family members, Jacob Johnston of Traphill had spotted a white turkey on numerous occasions before the start of this year’s turkey season. It was always somewhat near his family’s plot of land, but he didn’t think he would be lucky enough to see it while hunting. Luckily on opening day, that’s exactly what happened.

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April 12 at 4:06 pm
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