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Gobbler makes trip worthwhile

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These Rio Grande gobblers were safely inside a protected area on the Russell Ranch in Texas last week.It was such gobblers who make for a worthwhile trip for any outdoorsman in the region.

Remember when you were a kid and you thought Christmas would never get here? That’s not unlike my situation waiting anxiously for the opening of turkey season this spring.
Last year about this time, I was recovering from heart bypass surgery, which knocked out the entire season. I’ve been in the kid-anticipating-Christmas mode for months and when it finally got here, it would be an understatement to say I was excited.

Last week, I joined a group of friends, Keith Moore, Jodie Williams, James Anderson and Donny Parkman, to make our annual 600 mile trek to the Texas hill country to ring in the season; I was out of town for Louisiana’s opening day so the Texas adventure would be my first crack at trying to fool an old turkey gobbler.

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