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Mitchell Mayberry, 12, shot this Brown County gobbler April 7 , which happens to be his birthday. This is his second wild turkey. Photo courtesy of Kori Mayberry.

We want to see your pictures from youth turkey season

April 10, 2013 at 07:47 AM

Prairie State Outdoors

With such a great selection of youth turkey hunting season photos submitted, it seems only fair to put them together in an album for posterity.

The photos all will take a turn in the Picture of the Day slot, but if you miss a day, you can still see all the pictures.

I've also been posting them on Facebook as they come in. You can join us there at: http://www.facebook.com/PrairieStateOutdoors.

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Good luck this season. May the grownups do half as well as the kids!




Mike Wilson submitted this photo of his 12-year-old daughter, Emily. The turkey weighed 25.5 pounds, and had a 9.75-inch beard. The 1.5-inch spur was broken and measured an inch. Emily dropped the turkey at 15 yards. 8:30 a.m. in Fulton County.




Faith Lindsay, 12, of Taylorville went on her first turkey hunt of the year with her uncles Leroy and Clint Barlow. Photo courtesy of Mike Daley.




"Eight-year-old Sienna Hadley from Pleasant Plains shot this jake on opening morning of the Youth Season. This makes two in a row for her as she harvested a gobbler on opening day last year as well."




Tony Fontana: "My 8-year-old son, Lucas Fontana shot his first turkey this morning. He shot this 22. 5-pound turkey in Fulton County. It had a 9.5-inch beard and 1-inch long spurs. He made a perfect 35 yard shot!"




Haylee Smith, 12 years old, from New Canton with her first turkey




Eight-year-old Logan Roepke harvested his very first bird on Easter Sunday during the Clay County youth season with his Grandpa and sister by his side.




Bryan Anderson: “I wanted to share a pic of my 13-year-old son, Nick, with the gobbler he shot this morning at 6:33 in Fulton County. The bird’s stats; 23 lbs, 10” beard and 1 1/8” spurs. He came strutting in to only nine yards when Nick dropped him. I couldn’t be more proud of him!”




From Vern LaGesse: "This is my nephew Joe LaGesse, Jr. on his last youth hunt this weekend here in Menard County. This was his forth turkey."




Jason Norton submitted this photo of Curtis Norton with a turkey he killed April 7 in Fulton County.




Jason Smithers, 13, with his first turkey shot on IRAP (Illinois Recreational Access Program) ground in Scott County as he was being mentored by Jason Hadley. Photo courtesy of Gray Pierson.




Kim Wyatt Knapp submitted this photo of Katelyn Knapp, 9, of Goodfield who shot this jake in Peoria County April 6. This is Katelyn's second bird.





Before we close, just a reminder that fishing is fun, too. Here's Eli Fenner, 7, with a nice stringer of crappie from a private pond near Clinton.





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