His first bird of 2006 (first picture) was an eastern taken March 17 in Berkeley County, S.C. The tom tipped the scales at 17 pounds and had a 9-inch beard and 1-inch spurs.
Ten days later, Jason killed an Osceola near Brigton, Fla., (second picture). That longbeard also weighed 17 pounds, had a 9-inch beard, but boasted 1 1/4-inch spurs.
Congrats, Jason. You'll 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.
Other Strut Zoners (to steal a name used by Michael Hanback on his Big Buck Zone) should hurry and send their pictures in as the contest ends soon.