Smith_image_1_1With the increasing popularity of youth hunt days before the traditional opening of state turkey seasons, I’ve been surprised that we haven’t seen more submissions from dad’s on behalf of their young ‘uns for this photo contest.

But Darris Smith of North Carolina came through for his boy, James, after the two shared what turned out to be a very successful youth day in the Tarheel State.

Just look at the smile on the boy’s face. He is one happy camper. And while his dad didn’t mention how old James is with the submitted photos, it is obvious in this next picture that he is either one young boy or that is one big honking turkey. My guess is it’s a little of both.

Smith_image_2_1Either way, our congrats go out to young James who will be entered into our “Give Us The Bird” contest with prizes offered by Carry-Lite, Hunter’s Specialties, Knight & Hale, Quaker Boy, Primos, Woodhaven Custom Calls and Woods Wise. For complete details and rules, click here.