Chasing Spring: Kansas Longbeards

It seems like Chasing Spring brings rain and wind with us everywhere we go. I arrived in EL Dorado for the Kansas Governor's One Shot Turkey hunt in a down pour of rain, hail and high winds. But it didn't matter. I had plenty of turkeys to hunt and friends to meet, like Bass Pro Shops Redhead team member, Rob Keck.
Rain is nothing new for the Kansas One Shot.
One Shot CEO, Becky Wolfe, does an incredible job with this event every year.
The good news is, the hail was really small this time.
I always get a hug from Janet Post, someone who never slows down and makes things happen during the One Shot.
The girls having some fun as I point out my name on the celebrity hunt list.
Picking up my turkey tag during check-in.
Checking in to hunt after arrival, and yes, that bag has cookies and cool stuff.
Just before 7:00 a.m. and the 60 mph winds and rain, my guide and I connected on a nice Kansas tom.
My new Mossberg, Indian Creek choke tubes and Nikon scope were a little more than this gobbler could take.
I finally killed a turkey for Chasing Spring. I was my own cameraman for this hunt and some how managed to call the bird in and shoot him too.
The turkey check in. Our turkey was the second checked in on Friday morning.
The weigh in.
My guide Steve Seymour and I during the One Shot photo shoot.
The early-morning sandwich making crew.
Scouting our hunting area while the wind continues to blow.
Here's country music star Brian White. One of his biggest hits was a great song titled "Rebecca Lynn."
Becky Wolf of One Shot, Governor Sam Brownback and I during the "get acquainted social"

Last weekend I headed to Kansas to hunt with Governor Sam Brownback and meet up with some old friends.