California Dreamin'

Larsen_imageRon Larsen couldn't be prouder of his daughter, Nicole, after the 14-year-old passed on six different northern California jakes before scoring a shot at this longbeard.

"I kept telling her she could shoot one if she wanted, but she kept saying, "No, I want to get a big one," Ron says. Finally, the teen's patience paid off when a strutter walked up the hill toward their hen decoy.

"She hammered him with one shot from her .20-gauge Model 1100," he says.

Check out the rope on that thing hanging over the edge of the truck!

Great job Nicole. 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. If you win, you and your dad can decide who gets what. Hope that's cool, Ron. Again, congrats to both of you for a great hunt.

The deadline for entries has passed and winners will be announced on the evening of Monday, July 17.