Abbigail Baker

Date: April 05, 2014
Equipment Used: Remington 870 youth model. 20-gauge Rem. #5 ammo 16 steps, Primos Blind
Location: Hattieville, Arkansas
Pictured (left to right): Abbigail Baker
Trophy Size: 10-inch beard, 1-1/8-inch spurs, 21 pounds
Trophy Species: Eastern Wild Turkey
Story: On the opening morning of the Arkansas youth turkey season, my daughter Abbigail and myself (dad, Greg) set up in a field. We had two birds gobbling on the roost. One bird pitched down into field by us with two hens. The other bird flew down inside the woods then entered the field. We were hunting in a Grand Vision blind by Primos. We had one hen decoy out. After about 15 minutes of strutting around at 60 yards, the two gobblers left the hens and walked right in. When I cut at the bird, he came out of strut and Abbigail waxed him. It was her second bird in two years. The first being a Jake. This was her first long beard. This was truly a hunt of a lifetime for a parent. I am one happy dad. Abbigail has been hunting since she was 5, when she took her first deer. She was 8 when she took this bird. Deer hunting is awesome, but there is something about a strutting and gobbling turkey on a spring morning that is just simply indescribable!

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