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Wisconsin student tags 5-bearded bird just in the nick of time with graduation day looming

Jack Diederich, of Belleville, Wis., shot this five-bearded turkey in Green County the day before he graduated from UW-Madison. The bird is the No. 2 non-typical turkey in Green County. (Photo courtesy of Jack Diederich)

Jack Diederich shot a five-bearded turkey of a lifetime May 12, but he almost missed that opportunity when he considered shooting a jake the day before to supply the main course for his girlfriend’s cookout.
Diederich, of Belleville, had a tag for hunting the fourth season that started Wednesday, May 10. The night before he scouted a woodlot on private land near Belleville in Green County hoping to roost a gobbler for the next morning.

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