And the Winner Is...

SzdelgarWe had a lot of great entries sent to us for the 2nd Annual Give Us The Bird Photo Contest. I want to thank everyone who took the time to share their stories and photos. But after nearly two months, it is time to announce this years winner...

That Grand Prize for 2007 goes to Joshua Delger, a graduate research assistant in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. Delger's photo was well composed and caught all of the judge's attention with its mix of colors and the posing of bird and hunter. Delger tagged his 23-pound trophy in Minnesota this spring. Delger will receive a Mossy Oak turkey vest stuffed with calls.

This year's second place finish goes to Gabe VanWormer of SzvanwormerBancroft, Mich., for his photo of a very happy and successful Haley Jennings posing with her first turkey on her 10th birthday. Gabe will receive a Pretty Boy turkey decoy along with a few calls.

And finally, third place goes to Bob Krummel for his photo of his son, Jake, 13, posing in the snow following a successful cold-weather spring hunt that result in Jake's taking of a 22-pound jake! Huge jake. Bob will receive some mouth calls to share with his son Jake.

I'll be contacting all of the winners early next week to confirm addresses. Thanks again to everyone who participated and check back often for future contests on The Strut Zone.

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