Meinke_imageGary Meinke of Greely, Colo., took this cool Merriam’s and even cooler pic in the South Dakota Black Hills in 2005. Here’s his tale in his own words:

Meinke_image2Back in ’03, he killed a banded bird as well and sent the pic in of his unusual take along with this story:

Click on the picture and you can see the band much better.

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