Boy's first turkey

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by Booches, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Booches

    Booches Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    Columbia, Missouri
    Boy\'s first turkey

    Josh Huber, age 11, took his first turkey on Saturday, April 8 at his aunt and uncle's farm (Keith and Sharon Abernathy) south of Higbee. The young tom had an 8 inch beard and weighed 13 lbs. Upon shooting the bird, Josh stood up with the shotgun over his head and yelled "Yeehaw!!" His uncle Keith had been doing the calling for Josh while sitting motionless for 10 minutes with his (now dead asleep) legs tucked underneath him so as not to scare the birds that were on them almost as soon as they sat down. After Josh was through jumping around, Keith held out his hand for Josh to help him to his feet, and yelled "Josh!" to get his attention. Josh turned around, promptly handed Keith the shotgun, and ran out to get a look at his bird. Poor uncle Keith had to figure out a different way to get up! Josh's dad, also named Keith (Sharon's brother), helped out with the calling as well. Here's a pic.

  2. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
    LOL!!! Congrats on the bird!

  3. Congrats :cheers:. Sounds like the age 11 is a good age to get a turkey, one of my boys got his first this year also 11 years of age. Now we just need to get his twin brother his :whip:
  4. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
    Way to go Josh :eek:
  5. Brake

    Brake Active Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    Livingston Co MO
  6. MoBowman

    MoBowman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    AWESOME, way to go Josh:dancin::dancin::banana::banana:

    MoBowman ```---------->
  7. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Good stuff!
    Congrats to you boy!
  8. Booches

    Booches Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    Columbia, Missouri
    Thanks, but he's not my son - he's a friend's nephew. But I told him I knew of some people who would love to hear his story, so I got a copy of the picture and posted it here. He will hunt (and vote) the rest of his life.
  9. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    Yeehaw!! Way ta go Josh! Congratulations!!

  10. cowboy

    cowboy Active Member

    great job!!!!:rotfl::banana::dancin:
  11. semohuntingguy

    semohuntingguy New Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    southeast mo.
    great job there josh looks like a fine turkey
  12. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Nice one there Josh!! Congrats!
  13. mikeak

    mikeak Member

    Thers just nothing that makes you feel better,congrats.
  14. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
    Way to go, Josh! :banana:
  15. 8 point

    8 point New Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    SW MO
    Well Done!:wave::cheers:
  16. Fla_Guy

    Fla_Guy Active Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    Way to go Josh!! :dancin:
  17. hunter7x

    hunter7x New Member

    Oct 22, 2002

    It don't get any better than THAT !!

    Congrats young man !
  18. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
  19. BIG OL AL

    BIG OL AL New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    High Ridge MO
    WOO HOO!!!! That kids looks like he just won the lottery!!!!! Happy! Happy! Happy!
    CONGRATS to the young man!!!!:cheers::cheers::cheers: