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Jim Lenc took this 22-pound, 10 inch bearded, 1.5 inch spurred gobbler on opening day in Woodford County with a 12 gauge. The birds called back and forth at over a hundred yards for more than 40 minutes, when he finally showed himself through the timber with a buddie - both all fanned out 10 yards in front of the hen decoy.
Fears that giant, voracious species of carp will get into the Great Lakes and wipe out other fish have led to rising demands that the government close the waterway connecting the lakes to the Mississippi River. STORY & COMMENTS