Ellen Valerio, 12, shot a 23-pound spring gobbler with a 12-gauge from 35 yards while on a mentored youth hunt April 21. Her neighbor, Dave Karle, called in the gobbler at 6:50 a.m. on a drizzly, overcast morning. Valerio’s first turkey had an 11 1/2-inch beard.
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Posted: April 29th, 2012
Early-morning gobbler for first-time hunter