The archery and youth turkey seasons have begun in Kansas and hopefully many of you have been out scouting and practicing with your equipment to hone your skills. Some of you may have already experienced success and if so I encourage you to share pictures and stories with me on Facebook and Instagram.
I have been very busy with nearing the end of school and my bow building has been slowed some lately but I am getting close to putting together a Bobcat recurve and also a 60" Coyote recurve. This will cut into my hunting, however I plan to focus on getting turkeys for my two sons rather than for myself this Spring. I'll be posting pictures through the build process for these two bows so be sure to like Coyote Creek Archery on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.
My youngest son was successful in his first ever kill on April 3rd. 8 years old seems to be the magic number for shooting your first turkey in our household, although I tell the boys I didn't shoot one until I was 20! We didn't have many around here 20 years ago. He used a Remington 870 youth model 20 gauge with red dot sight and shot a nice tom at 15 yards. The bird weighed just over 19 lbs. had 1" spurs, and a 9" beard. Not too shabby for his first turkey ever. Now I've got to get to work building a plaque for him to display his trophy. Congrats buddy!