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05/08: Turkey of the Week

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TURKEY Of the WEEK

Luis Vazquez of Bloomingdale bagged a birthday turkey April 27.

‘‘The first day, I used a full-strutting tom decoy and noticed the other toms were around but did not get close for the shot,’’ Vazquez said. ‘‘Maybe they were scared. The next day, I used a hen and a jake [decoys]. I did my calls and brought in a hen. Right behind the hen was this tom. Got him about 25 yards. What a great privilege to have.’’

Spring turkey hunting ends Thursday in the south zone and
May 16 in the north zone. Residents may begin applying online Tuesday for permits for the fall shotgun turkey season.



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