A Maine ten-year-old on his very first hunting trip remembered to load his gun and was richly rewarded for his foresight when he managed to bag a record turkey while making tomless grown men everywhere cry…
From this story in the Portland Press-Herald:
The lessons 10-year-old Brad Clark learned while watching his grandfather hunt paid off Saturday when he shot a 23.1-pound turkey that made it into the record books. It was the first time Brad, of Anson, had ever gone hunting, he said. In the past, he tagged along with his grandfather, Richard Moreschi, 65, of Middleton, Mass., who hunts in Maine. Taking a quick break from Amanda Pingree’s fourth-grade class at Carrabec Community School in Anson on Monday, Brad said it was “pretty exciting” to shoot the large tom, which made it into the Maine Antler & Skull Trophy Club’s records. Clark said he woke up at 4:30 a.m. on youth hunting day, which kicks off the turkey hunting season, and headed to New Vineyard with Maine Guide Brandon Lane of Country Boy’z Guide Service in Anson. He saw eight hens come out of the woods and then one big tom, he said. He pulled the trigger and was home by 7 a.m.
I for one feel pretty damn inadequate right now. Anyone with me?