Madison, MS resident Connor Whatley, 12, killed this 19-pound turkey on March 16 at Pearl River Wildlife Management Area. The gobbler had a 9-inch beard and 1-1/4 inch spurs and was dropped at 35 yards with a 20 gauge shotgun. Connor is the grandson of Jan and Harold Whatley of Vicksburg, MS.
I just happen to know his grandparents. His Grandpa Harold and I used to work together at the Vicksburg District, Corp of Engineers and hunted with him at Brown's Point on Kings Point Island. I'm sure he is one proud Grandpa!
My congratulations to Connor on his big gobbler in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors.