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Mon., April 15, 2013, 7 p.m.

Some turkeys survive opening day; some don’t

Wild turkey gobbler bagged on opening day. (Rich Landers)
Wild turkey gobbler bagged on opening day. (Rich Landers)

HUNTING -- The first day of the spring gobbler hunting season is drawing to a close.

"I almost got my turkey today," said George Orr in a voicemail message just before the end of legal shooting hours.

"It ran right in front of me as I drove down Sunset Hill. That would be a hell of a way to start the turkey season, almost running over one."

Well, let's hope George shoots straighter than he drives, should he get the chance.

The season runs through May 25 in Idaho and through May 31 in Washington.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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