Mann Proves It Doesn't Take a Man

Mann_image1Proving that it doesn't take a man to bring a kid up to love the outdoors, this spring Kim Mann shared the type of season with her two boys that any parent would be proud to be a part of.

In the first picture, Kim proudly poses with her 15-year-old son, Collin, and the two birds they took as part of a mother-son double. The Iowa hunt was filmed by her 13-year-old son, Zac, who caught all of the action including the three birds that came in to Collin's calls. The bird on the left tipped the scales at 21 1/2 pounds and had an 11-inch beard and 1-inch spurs, while the other one weighed just over 19 1/2 pounds had a 10-inch beard and 3/4-inch spurs.

"It was one of the proudest moments in a mother's life," Kim writes.

Mann_image2In the second photo, Kim's youngest son, Quin, poses with his first turkey that he killed during the state's youth season. The longbeard weighed nearly 21 pounds, had a 10 1/2-inch beard and 1-inch spurs.

"My oldest son and I have turkey hunted together for seven years, and as my other boys get older and are joining in, let me tell you, it doesn't get much better than that," Kim says.

Thanks, Kim, for proving that any parent can play an active role in their children's outdoor educations. No doubt a lot of moms and dads will applaud you.

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