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Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

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Dean Bortz: Turkeys get the best of me, but 2024 season was no disappointment

Duane Eker test fires a 28-gauge Serpent air shotgun following a morning turkey hunt in Dane County, Wis. (Photo by Dean Bortz)

I guess if my only point or objective to turkey hunting was bagging a beard-swinging bird bellering in my face, then I’d have given up the sport a long time ago and gone back to catching walleyes and crappies in the spring. This spring I had four turkey tags in my pocket (or is it cloud these days?).
Only one of those tags could be considered used by the end of the fifth period, but I still had one of my best turkey seasons ever. How could that be? Well, I have some good friends and family to thank for a great 2024 turkey hunting season.

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