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Banquets vital to wild turkeys

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With spring approaching, the focus will be on wild turkeys and fund raising banquets, such as the North Central banquet set for Tuesday at the Ruston Civic Center.

Sitting in my pop-up hunting blind on a cool April morning last year, I had a good view of four narrow food plots. Figuratively speaking, I was sitting in the hub of a four-spoke wagon wheel giving me the advantage over any gobbler that elected to waltz in to see what the yelping and clucking from my calls was all about.

I had not heard a single gobble that morning and it was just before deciding to call it a day when I spied a black lump 200 yards down the north lane. My binoculars confirmed I was looking at a wild turkey gobbler my calling had attracted.

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