Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Trophy Turkey taken in upstate

Photo provided by Terry Kingsmore Dennis Groce, Director of Development for the School of Outdoor Sports, is a gracious host and a well-known figure in outdoor sports. On Friday, April 8, he hosted a turkey hunt on his farm near Woodruff, SC. Terry Kingsmore of Fluor was the hunter and Roger Bishop, a district director for NWTF was the caller. Kingsmore and Bishop won the trip, donated by Groce, at the NWTF banquet at the Golden Strip chapter. Kingsmore took his first turkey ever in the early morning and he was a magnificent gobbler. According to Groce, the turkey weighed 20 1/2 pounds, had two beards of 8 1/4 and 11 1/4 inches, and had spurs of 1 1/16" and 1 3/16". He scored the turkey according to NWTF standards at 79, which would place it in the top 5 in the Spartanburg county and possibly as high as number 3. More than likely, this will not be Kingsmore's last turkey hunt!

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