No, that headline is not a typo, as this Idaho trophy was taken on the third day of the spring turkey season by huntress Sandy Gage of Cathlamet, Wash. She took the trophy, her first ever, at 7:45 a.m.
The beard measured 9 inches.
Congrats on your first bird Sandy. We are in fact seeing a lot of first birds, particularly by women hunters who have gotten tired of watching their husbands get up and go out to have all the fun. The Strut Zone applauds all of you first timers out there and hope that the success you've shared with us this season keeps you fired up for next.
Sandy will be entered into the Give Us The Bird Photo Contest. Winners are to be announced tomorrow!