Smith_image1North Carolina’s Darris Smith shared pictures of his young son, James, and the boy’s first bird that I posted back in early June, and the proud father sent me some additional pics to share some of his fortune with Strut Zone visitors as well.

Here are a pair of toms the elder Smith took this past season, the first weighing 20 pounds and sporting a 10 1/2-inch beard and 1-inch spurs.

Smith_image2The second longbeard was a pound shy of the first one and had a 10-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. Both trophies were killed on South Mountain in the Tar Heel state, which is beginning to enjoy a very healthy population of wild turkeys.

And of course, I couldn’t resist running another picture of a very happy James, celebrating his first turkey.

Great season guys. You’re both 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.

Smith_image3For you slackers who haven’t sent anything in yet, the deadline is tomorrow, July 10. In fact, I’ll do you one better: As long as it’s in my inbox by the time I get to work Tuesday, you’re included. So send us your pics.