Luke Teri, 13, bagged this 27-pound turkey with a 10-inch beard and 1-inch spurs in Stephenson County on opening weekend of Illinois’ first youth spring turkey season. That’s a big bird.
The second youth spring turkey season is this weekend in Illinois.
With this submission, Matt Teri starts of TOTW for another spring season of hunting wild turkeys.
And with the size of that bird, it is a worthy start.
Also, that is a fine photo to start TOTW, too.
TOTW, the celebration of hunting wild turkeys in Illinois and their stories (the stories matter, as this one shows), runs Wednesdays in the paper Sun-Times as warranted. The online posting here at https://chicago.suntimes.com/outdoors goes up at varied days of the week, depending on what is going on the wide world of the outdoors.