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Another little man and a really big gobbler: Turkey of the Week

Ronnie Tazelaar, 8, earned Turkey of the Week honors.

Ronnie Tazelaar bagged a giant tom on the final day of the second youth season.

The Villa Park 8-year-old shot the 25 3/4-pound gobbler with 1 1/2-inch spurs and a 9 1/2-inch beard in Bureau County, or, as his proud dad, Ronald, put in, “Aka, `Bureau County thunder chicken.’ ”

TOTW, the celebration of turkey hunting stories and photos around Chicago outdoors, runs Wednesdays as warranted on the Sun-Times’ outdoors page. Submit nominations on Facebook (Dale Bowman), on Twitter and Instagram (@BowmanOutside) or email (