Warden Bags Turkeys


Two trespassing turkey hunters gobbled a little humble pie in California this spring.

George Lund, 27, and Steven Richard Avila, 37, were hunting without permission on private land near Happy Camp when they heard the sound of a tom gobbling in the distance.

The hunters stalked the call and, sure enough, they found the gobbler. But instead of feathers, he was wearing a badge.

Ken Taylor, California Fish and Game Department warden, had spotted the pair’s truck near a private cattle ranch and suspected they were up to no good. But with a vast area to cover, he chose to take a stand and call the culprits to him.

Twenty minutes later, he was writing tickets to Lund and Avila, each of whom faces fines up to $270. , DataTimes

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