As the photos roll in for the Show Us Your Bird Photo Contest, I thought what better way to kick off running the daily contest photos than to start with one hard-hunting mom from Wilburton, Oklahoma. Christy Fite, a mother of two, is not your average female turkey hunter who simply tags along with her husband when he goes afield. She is the chapter president of her local National Wild Turkey Federation chapter and an avid deer and turkey hunter.
She took this impressive Rio in her home state last week while hunting in nearby Lawton. The bird tipped the scales at 21 pounds and sported a 9 1/2-inch beard and 1 1/4-inch spurs. It was her second bird of the season after taking another gobbler on film for an NWTF crew shooting footage of her hunt for one of its television shows on the Outdoor Channel.
Congrats on a great season Christy!
Make sure you send us your turkey hunting photos as part of the contest. For complete rules, click here. Also, in addition to a prize pack with products from Carry-Lite Decoys, Primos Hunting Calls, Knight & Hale, Woodhaven Custom Calls and Hunter's Specialties, Woods Wise and Quaker Boy Game Calls have also offered up some of their great products as prizes. It's one of the best collections of calls I've ever seen offered as a prize.
Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there.