The Turkey Roost
West Virginia's fall turkey season came in yesterday (Sat- Oct 12 ). It was rainy and the turkeys were standing around as usual. Walked up on a small flock of young birds at a range of about 20 yards. Being the season is early the young hens probably only weighed about 7 or 8 pounds and there were no young gobblers in the flock. I will wait till later on in the season when the turkeys put on a little more weight. When you kill one of these small turkeys you don't have a very big breast to pound and fry in butter. Later on the young gobblers will weigh about 13 or 14 pounds and then you have a nice tender bird for the table.