Austin Davis killed his first turkey with his dad, Chris in Conway County. Congrats, Austin!
Nate Norman and Kaleb Madden
harvested this bird on Sunday morning 4/13. Killed on public land in Madison County. Congrats
Hagen Rushing harvested this turkey in Boone County with his father, Erin. Great bird, Hagen.
Nathan Smith harvested this bird in the rain on Sunday afternoon during the youth hunt. Had a great hunt with his dad, Joel, after they heard this bird gobble from their house and took after him!
Willow Newcomb, age 12, harvested her first gobbler on the first morning of the youth hunt in Crawford County while hunting with her father, sister and three other friends. Quite the hunt! 9-inch beard and weighed 17lbs. Congrats, Willow!
Harley Sloan was hunting with his father, Kendall, in Newton County when they killed this bird. Congrats, Harley
Paris Reynolds of Fayetteville killed this nice gobbler with her day, Jake, on opening morning at 11:45 a.m. Congrats, Paris.
Kalen and Jason Richardson with two BIG longbeards from Kansas. Kalen is an ABBA member from Fayetteville. Awesome birds guys.
Jason Richardson killed two birds in Kansas! Congrats.
Robert James (Wayward Outdoors) and George with a fine youth turkey hunt gobbler. Weighed 21lbs and had a 10.5 inch beard and one inch spurs. Congrats, guys. Killed in Logan County.
ABBA member, Rhett Bulter of Jonesboro killed this bird in Mississippi. Congrats, Rhett.
ABBA member, Lee Walt of Dumas, killed this bird in Mississippi on an afternoon hunt. Congrats, Lee.
Todd Brown 14 of Mulberry killed his 1st Arkansas Turkey. Todd was hunting with his Grandfather Aaron Medlock on private land in Franklin County. The Gobbler had a 9" beard, 7/8 spurs and weighed 20lbs. Congrats!
ABBA member, Don Barnett of Bryant, harvested his 25th turkey with a bow in Texas this year. Congrats, Don. 1.5 inch spurs!
Don also killed a big gobbler in Oklahoma in 2014! Good job, Don.
Mike Yancey of Pine Hollow Longbows in Van Buren, AR killed this bird in Texas with a .54 caliber flintlock muzzleloader. Congrats, Mike.
Mike Yancey killed a second gobbler with a flint lock 12-gauge. Awesome hunt, Mike.
Danielle Young harvested this nice gobbler in the Arkansas Youth Hunt. It weighed 21lbs and had a 10.5 inch beard. Congrats!
Nathan Proctor, from Arkansas, harvested this nice bird in Kansas in early April. Congrats, Nathan.
Hunter Jones harvested this 5-bearded gobbler in the Arkansas Youth Season. It had 35.5 inches worth of beard! Awesome turkey, Hunter.
ABBA member, Ryan Greb, harvested these gobblers in western Oklahoma with his bow in early April. Awesome hunt, Ryan.
Youth hunter, Bryce Braswell of Magnolia harvested this BIG gobbler while hunting with ABBA member, Allyn Ladd, in Columbia County, Arkansas. The bird had over 1-inch spurs, 10 3/8" beard and weighed 20 pounds. Congrats
ABBA member, Chad Sharp from Bella Vista, killed a big tom and found some nice sheds in Kansas in early April. Awesome trip, Chad.
Chad Sharp with another big bowkill gobbler from his Kansas hunt.
ABBA member, Carson Bumgardner of Doddridge, with a nice Kansas tom from April 18th! Ata boy, Carson!
Travis Honeycutt (left), Clay Newcomb (md) and Shane Auman (rt) had a perfect opening day in Boone County, Arkansas. Three gobblers and a stack of shed horns. Travis' bird - 22.5 lbs, 11 inch beard and 1-inch spurs. Clay's - 19lbs, 10 inch beard and 3/4 inch spurs, Shane - 20lbs, 10.5 inch beard and 1-inch spurs.
Ryan Greb with a big Scott County opening day gobbler.
ABBA member, Andy Chapman of Fayetteville, with a nice Newton County opening day gobbler. Congrats, Andy.
ABBA member, Paul Turner, with a Kansas gobbler. Congrats
ABBA member, Shelley Turner, with a big Kansas gobbler. Congrats, Shelley!
Shelley Turner with her second Kansas gobbler!
Paul Turner with his second Kansas gobbler. Great hunt, guys.
Mike Yancey and his wife killed these Merriam turkeys in Wyoming in April. Mike used a flintlock muzzleloader. Awesome husband/wife hunt.
ABBA member, Andy Threlkeld, harvested this gobbler in Polk County on opening weekend. Congrats, Andy.
Chad Sharp with a nice Newton County bird on public land on April 21st.
Tanner McChristian was hunting with his father, Jesse, in Franklin County when he killed his first gobbler. Congrats, guys.
Heath and Lindsay Martin of Conway got a double in Kansas in mid-April. Good job, guys.
ABBA member, Samuel Bumgardner, killed this big tom in Miller County, Arkansas on April 22nd. Had over 1-inch spurs.
ABBA member, Kendal Sloan, killed this GIANT double bearded gobbler in Newton County along the Buffalo River. 11.25" and 5.5" beards!
Father and son, Randy and Allyn Ladd (ABBA members), killed these two big toms in Union County, Arkansas after all day sit. These birds came in silent at 3pm. Congrats, guys.
ABBA member, Scott Brown of Mena, harvested this bird at 2 pm on April 22nd in Howard County.
ABBA member, Moe Shepherd, killed this bird in Franklin County on public land on April 22nd. Good job, Moe.
Opening day TRIPLE: Left to right: Zeb Hawley, 9 1/2 inch beard 1 inch spurs 18 lbs. Steve Hawley 10 1/2 inch beard 1 inch spurs 20 lbs. Zane Hawley 10 1/2 inch beard 1 inch spurs 21 lbs. Awesome hunt guys! NW Arkansas
ABBA director, Clay Newcomb, in Franklin County on April 24th on public land. Awesome hunt! 2-year old bird. 10-inch beard.
Brad Pike is an ABBA member and he killed this turkey opening morning at 11:00 a.m. After working him all morning, his hens finally left him and he came in! 20lbs, 11 inch beard, and 1 inch spurs. Killed in Van Buren County. Congrats, Brad.
ABBA member, Marcus Bailey, killed this turkey at 6:30 p.m. on April 21st on private land in Scott County. Good job on the evening hunt!
ABBA member, Carl Rippy, killed this bird in Faulkner County on April 24th. 10.5-inch beard. He and Mark Noggles doubled. Congrats.
Mark Noggles killed his first turkey in Faulkner County on April 24th. He was hunting along side Carl Rippy. Awesome hunt, guys.
Sam Bumgardner strikes again with his second Arkansas bird from Howard County on April 23rd. Congrats, Sam.
Brit Burris killed this turkey in Drew County on April 23rd. Congrats, Drew.
Matthew Pennington was hunting with Sam Bumgardner in Lafayette County, AR when they called in this gobbler. This was Matts first turkey. Good job, guys.
ABBA member, Erin Rushing, killed this bird on April 27th in Boone County. It weighed 21.6 pounds with a 10.5 in beard. Erin wrote an article in the Spring issue of the ABBJ about his 2013 gobbler from the same farm.
ABBA member, Allyn Ladd, killed his second Arkansas bird in Union County on April 26th. He killed the bird with his bow, on video, without the use of a blind. That's tough.....congrats.
ABBA member, Carolyn Smith of Yell County, killed her first gobbler on April 26th while hunting with her husband, Joel. It has a 10.25-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. Congrats, Carolyn - awesome picture!
David Miller of Mena killed this big gobbler in Polk County. It had an 11.75-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. Congrats, David.
ABBA member, Marcus Bailey, killed his second gobbler in Scott County over the weekend. Congrats, Marcus. Awesome season.
ABBA member and ABBJ contributor, Lee Walt of Dumas, killed this bird on public land in Desha County on Trusten Holder the last weekend of the season. It had and 11.25-inch beard. Congrats, Lee.
Lee Walt harvested his second bird on Choctaw Island. Congrats, Lee.
Nate Norman killed his first gobbler in Franklin County on April 26th while hunting with his dad, Beau. Good job, guys.