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Mike Yancey, owner of Pine Hollow Longbows in Van Buren, Arkansas arrowed this longbeard in South Texas a few weeks back with a self made Osage bow. Check out the article about Mike in the Spring issue of the ABBJ.
Mike Yancey of Van Buren also killed this big South Texas gobbler with his flint lock muzzleloading shotgun! Check out Mike's website at www.pinehollowlongbows.com. Great hunt, Mike.
ABBA member, Carson Bumgardner (rt) killed this gobbler in the Kansas Youth Hunt in early April! Great gobbler, Carson! His proud father, and ABBA member, Samuel, looks on.
ABBA member, Heath Martin of Conway, AR, killed a double in Kansas in early April with his bow! Great hunt, Heath! Look for this video of this on www.growingdeer.tv potentially this spring. Also, look for Heath's article in the spring ABBJ on foodplots!
ABBA members, Lee Walt and Martin Lee Walt, doubled in Mississippi in March 2013! Great hunt, guys. Look for Lee's article in the spring issue of the ABBJ.
The Flint-Faced Bear Hunter, Ryan Greb of Greenwood, Arkansas (ABBA MEMBER) killed a double in Oklahoma in early April 2013. Great hunt, Ryan.....
'Rio' Ryan Greb again with his third Oklahoma gobbler (3-bird limit). Beautiful Rio!
Todd Brown of Mulberry, AR killed his 1st bird in the Missouri Youth Hunt in Windsor, Mo in early April. The bird weighed 24 lbs. It came across the open field to a full strut decoy. Great hunt, Todd!
ABBA member, Shane Frost from Paragould killed this big Illinois tom on April 12th, 2013. Great bird, Shane. Thanks for wearing your lucky ABBA hat....
Shane Frost (left) with his first bird of the 2013 season in Florida in March. Great hunt guys.
Shane Frost again with his second Florida bird from March 2013. Great season, Shane.
Darby Beason of Booneville killed this turkey in the Arkansas Youth Hunt. This was one of three successful youth hunts that her father, Will, helped with. Congrats, Darby.
Ryan Greb strikes again, but this time in Kansas in mid April, 2013. Congrats, Ryan
ABBA member, Carson Bumgardner, strikes again with his an Arkansas Youth Hunt Turkey from Pike County. Killed this bird just after fly down, came right in gobbling like crazy. Great job, Carson.....
(RT) ABBA member, Chad Sharp of Bella Vista killed this Kansas Tom and found a whooper shed in mid April! At left, Levi Whiteeagle and Josh Marshall killed three other BIG gobblers. Great hunt, guys.
Nathan Smith killed this nice gobbler in Yell County, AR with his dad, Joel, in the Arkansas Youth Hunt on April 14th. Great hunt, guys.
Eleanor Claire Henry killed this big Lincoln County, AR tom on Diamond Point Hunting Club while hunting with her father, Martin. Great turkey, Eleanor. This girl is no stranger to big bucks and gobblers.....congrats
Jacob Grimlich from Charleston, AR killed his first gobbler over the youth hunt weekend while hunting with Will Beason.....congrats, Jacob!
Trent Wooldridge from Booneville killed this gobbler with the Beason's too during the youth hunt weekend. Great job, Trent. This isn't the first time we've seen ol Trent.
Damon Clark from Mena killed this big Howard County, AR bird on the first morning of the youth while hunting with his dad, Tim. Great job guys and congrats, Damon.
Ty Carger killed this big White County, AR gobbler with his dad, Chad, over the weekend. Great hunt guys. Chad works for Mossy Oak Properties Cache River Land and Farm. These guys are strong sponsors of the ABBJ.
Hunter Reaves of Cabot shows a big longbeard that he killed on the youth hunt in Boone County, AR. His father, ABBA member, Brent Reaves, was along on the hunt, but Hunter did all the calling. He got this one on his own. Great hunt, guys and nice hat.....Also, they got it all on film!
ABBA member, Shelly Turner from Johnson County, killed this big tom in Kansas in mid April. Great bird, Shelley. Her husband Paul killed a few too!
ABBA member, Paul Turner (Shelley's Husband as he is known) killed these two gobblers in Kansas in mid April. Great few days of hunting! Congrats
Ryan Greb strikes again and again and again.....this is his second Kansas turkey in 2013. He likes to use a real full strut gobbler hunting when hunting field turkeys. Congrats, Ryan.
Ryan Parker killed this 21lb bird in Logan County, AR in the youth hunt while hunting with his step-father, Brad Snow. The bird had a 10.5 inch beard and didn't have ANY spurs! Brad says he's seen this only one other time. Congrats, Ryan.
Hunter Whatley killed his first bird in the Arkansas Youth Hunt! Great gobbler, Hunter. Congrats from the ABBA!
ABBA member, Heath Martin, traveled to Nebraska with his wife Lindsey in mid April. Heath arrowed one with his Prime bow and Lindsey killed her first bird with a shotgun! Great hunt, guys. Heath is putting a hurt on the turkeys this year. Look for these hunts on www.growingdeer.tv with Grant Woods.
While in Nebraska, Heath Martin also killed a second Rio with his bow. Congrats, Heath.
Alex Chalfant killed this gobbler in the Arkansas Youth Hunt in Perry County. His father, Chris (rt) was with him on the hunt. This hunt will be shown on www.finalimpactoutdoors.com, a show that Chris hosts. Great hunt, guys.
Ryley McCuiston killed his first turkey in Cleburne County in the Arkansas Youth Hunt. He was in the blind with his grandfather, Dennis Campell, and his father, ABBA member Justin McCuiston. Ryely has been trying for four years to kill a turkey and he was crutches after a bad sprained ankle! Congrats, Ryley!
Ol' Drake McMahan harvested this one in the Ozarks opening morning for the 2013 youth hunt. The mature tom had a 9.5 inch beard and 1 inch spurs. He was hunting with his dad, Aaron. Congrats, guys.
ABBA member, Phillip Carter from Highfill, AR killed this big tom in Kansas in Mid April. Awesome bird, Phillip. Be sure to read about his 208" NWA GIANT from 2012 in the spring issue of the ABBJ!
ABBA member and staff writer, Shane Auman of Alpena, arrowed this big Boone County, AR gobbler with his bow on opening morning. Look for Shane's column, Archery Edge, in the August issue of the ABBJ.....good shootin', Shane
Jason Bagget of Mansfield, AR killed this BIG gobbler on opening morning at 8:04 in Scott County. The bird came in silent and had an 11" beard and 1 1/4" spurs! Congrats, Jason. Check out Jason's website at http://jasonbaggett.com/
Recognize this guy? ABBA member, Adam Beason, took down this mature gobbler in Logan County on Arkansas' turkey opener. Good job, Adam....
ABBA member, Warren Parker from Dumas, killed this big gobbler in Stone County on opening day. Good bird and nice hat, Warren......congrats.
Harry Snowden of Greenbriar, AR killed this big tom on opening day. Congrats, Harry.
Jake Reynolds of Fayetteville and his daughter, doubled on opening morning with two big toms! Great job, Jake!
Michael Boyes killed this nice bird in Garland County on opening day. Great gobbler, Michael - congrats.
ABBA board member, Scott Brown of Mena, killed this bird on opening morning in Polk County. Scott is no stranger to opening morning success. Congrats....
ABBA member, Tommy Cantrell of Dumas, killed this longbeard on April 21st, 2013 in Lincoln County. It had a 10 5/8" beard. Congrats, Tommy.....
Young hunter, Jake Wiles of Mena, killed this big Polk County tom during the youth while hunting with his uncle, Lance Wright. Good job and congrats, guys.
ABBA member, Ryan Greb of Greenwood, is having a tremendous season. He killed this bird in Scott County on April 21st with his bow....14 yards. It weighed 21lbs and had an 11 1/2" beard, 1 1/8" spurs!
ABBA member, Dr. Mark Bailey from Waldron, aka Doc, arrowed this big bird on the second day of the Arkansas season. Congrats, Doc! Great bowkill gobbler!
ABBA member, Chad Sharp from Bella Vista, killed this nice gobbler in Newton County, in the heart of the Ozarks, on April 21st. Ata boy, Chad.
Jim Wells of Hamburg had this SE AR, Ashley County gobbler on the ground by 7:00 a.m. on opening day. I'd say he'd done a little scouting. Congrats Jim on a great AR turkey.
Jeremy Riley killed this big bird in Madison County, AR early in the morning on April 22nd. Great hunt, Jeremy! Congrats
ABBA member, Boyd Hicks of Magazine, AR killed this fine gobbler on April 21st. Weighed 18lbs, had a swingin' 11" beard and 1-inch spurs. Shot at 27-yards. Great hunt, Boyd! Excellent choice of hats!
What a great picture? Landon West killed his 1st turkey on April 21st in Garland County, AR. He did some calling on his own and made a fine shot from a 20 gauge at about 20-steps! Gary West said, "Don't know who is proudest , him, his dad or his Papaw!"
ABBA member, Andy Threlkeld of Mena, had a great hunt on public land in Howard County with Ed Puckett on April 22nd. Great bird, Andy.
ABBA member, Chad Sharp, strikes again in Newton County. Got a bird on the first day and on the third. Great AR season, Chad. Doesn't get much better.
ABBA member/columnist, Heath Martin from Conway, arrowed this big Polk County, AR gobbler on opening morning after a 2 1/2 hour stand-off. Heath said it was one of the best turkey hunts he's been on. Beautiful photo and great bird, Heath.
Larry Linder of Crossett killed this big bird on opening morning. 11" Beard, 1" spur and weighed 19.5-pounds. Congrats, Larry....
Here he is again, on the second day of season with his second AR longbeard - Larry Linder of Crossett. Congrats, Larry.
John Adams of Natural Gear Camouflage, killed this bird in the Ouachitas on April 23rd. Congrats, John.
What an opening morning of AR turkey hunting? At right - Larry Linder, middle - Seth Sturgeon (Larry's grandson), left Tommy Sturgeon (Seth's dad). All these birds came from Ashley County.
Tucker Backus killed this gobbler on opening morning in Crawford County. It sported a thick 10-inch beard. Excellent work, Tucker....
ABBA member, Casey Curtis from Hope, killed this big AR gobbler in 2013. Great turkey, Casey
ABBA member, Robbie Crocker of Murffeesboro killed this longbeard on April 23rd in Pike County. Heard the bird gobble at 9:00 a.m., it was alone, and he killed at 9:57 a.m. Be sure to take a look at Robbie's article about an AR elk hunt from last fall in the Spring issue of the ABBJ.
Erin Rushing from Bentonville killed this bird on opening morning in Boone County. He was using a Buffalo Creek Custom call. Called him in off the roost, came right in. Beautiful spring picture and gobbler.
Erin Rushing also killed two nice birds in Kansas with his bow in 2013. Congrats
Here is Erin Rushing's second Kansas bird. Great season, Erin.
Matt Sallee killed this gobbler at 9:30 a.m. on April 22nd in the Ozarks. Hunting with him, was ABBA member, Brandon Brown. Great hunt, guys, and beautiful photo.
Tucker Backus strikes again with his second bird of the Arkansas season from Crawford County on April 25th. Excellent season, Tucker. Congrats
ABBA member, Dr. Don Barnett killed this hard earned gobbler on April 24th in Saline County. The bird had an 11" beard and 1 1/4" spurs. Might not know this, but Don holds the Arkansas Archery bear record with a BIG traditional killed bear from 2007.
ABBA member, Robbie Crocker, strikes again in Pike County on April 25th with his second AR gobbler of the year. He killed this bird at 11:57 a.m. Came in with another mature bird. Robbie's weighed 17lbs and had a 10" beard. Killing one at noon, that's some good huntin'.
Blake McCord traveled to SE Kansas and killed two good gobblers with his bow in April. Along with him was his good friend, Erin Rushing (above) - this is the first. Congrats, Blake.
Here is Blake's second Kansas gobbler from 2013. Congrats on a great hunt, Blake.
ABBA member, Clint Davidson from Shirley, AR killed this gobbler on April 21st and his second on April 26th...great season, David! Congrats
Here is Clint Davidson's second AR gobbler from April 26th. Congrats.
Hunter Stafford killed this monster Drew County gobbler on April 24th. The bird had a swingin' 12" beard and 1 1/4 spurs. Excellent bird, Hunter.
Ol' Sam Bumgardner and his cousin, Rob Bohn, doubled in Kansas on April 26th with two, literal, LIMG HANGERS. One had a double beard! Great hunt, guys. Congrats.
Phillip Vanderpool and Jay Jackson arrowed these gobs in Boone County, Arkansas on April 25th. The guys were filming for Dominator 365, a new outdoor show on the Sportsman Channel. Congrats, Phil and Jay.
Jennifer Wortman of Conway, AR harvested her first gobbler in Union county on April 20, 2013 at 6:35AM. It was only 8 feet away when she shot! He weighed 18lbs, had a 12 1/4 inch beard, and 7/8 inch spurs. She was super excited as she shared this experience with her husband JT Wortman. Congrats!
David Miller of Mena harvested this big gobbler on opening day in Polk County. Congrats, David! FYI - The Bizzare Foods Episode with the ABBA was filmed at David's cabin. Thanks, David
ABBA member, Josh Young of Pocohontos, AR , killed this gobbler on April 27th up in Northeast, Arkansas. Great bird, Josh, and cute kid!
ABBA member, Chad Sharp of Bella Vista, strikes again with his second Kansas gobbler of the year. This old gobbler had 1 1/4" spurs! Congrats on a great season.
Robert James (rt) and Zane Ludwick (left) traveled up to Kansas and killed these three gobblers on film for Wayward Outdoors (www.waywardoutdoors.com). These guys are Arkansas boys, so check'em out. Congrats, Robert and Zane. Great hunt!
What a hunt? Young hunter, Harley Sloan, was hunting with his dad, ABBA member Kendall Sloan, in Boone County, AR on opening day when he killed this gobbler and hog! Excellent hunt! Look for an article about Kendal's 180-class mountain buck in ABBJ this fall.
Ol' Shane Frost from Paragould, an ABBA brother, strikes again in Kentucky in late April. Great season, Shane!
John Adams of Natural Gear camo doubled with a friend in Saline County, AR on May 2nd! John says, you've got to get close, but they are still working. Excellent hunt and congrats.
Nick Lipsmeyer of Conway killed this nice gobbler in Kansas in April. This was his first of two birds. Congrats, Nick
Nick with his third gobbler, a snow Merriam from Nebraska! Great season, Nick
Charleston Sowell killed this Arkansas gobbler during the youth hunt on April 14th on Gulf Mtn! Congrats, Charleston!
Traditional bowyer and ABBA member, Dave Albright from Sims, AR killed this gobbler on the last day of the season in Muddy Creek WMA (shotgun). Congrats, David.
ABBA member, Dr. Don Barnett and Dr. Shane Wilkerson had a great morning in Nebraska in late May 2013. Thanks for sporting the ABBA hat, Dr. Don!