Loomis Tags a Whopper

Loomis_imageTwelve-year-old Richard Loomis of Livonia, N.Y., scored on this 25-pound gobbler during the state's youth hunt in April.

Hunting on his grandparent's farm with his 22-year-old cousin calling for him, the longbeard was the largest one of six that strolled into their setup. He shot the tom as it stood only 20 yards away with his 20-ga. shotgun.

In addition to its heft, the gobbler had 1-inch spurs and a beard that stretched 10 1/2 inches.

Congrats Richard and thanks to your dad, Tim, for sending in the pic. Richard 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.