Good shot, Caleb!” Scott Williams held up his son’s target. Pellets peppered the paper turkey’s head. “Looks like practice has paid off. You’re ready for turkey season.”
On opening day, Caleb and his dad hiked to their hunting spot by moonlight. At dawn, they heard a turkey gobble. For hours, his dad called to the tom, trying to lure him closer. But the turkey wouldn’t budge. Caleb thought about giving up.
Suddenly, the turkey gobbled much closer. “Get ready,” whispered his dad. “He’s strutting right by our decoy!” Caleb took aim, clicked off the safety, and slowly squeezed the trigger…
“You got him!” Caleb peeked away from his gun to see he had made a clean shot. He gave his dad a high five, then went to tag his turkey. It was so big, his dad had to carry it back to the truck. On the way, Caleb spotted a flint arrowhead sticking up through the dirt. This had been his lucky day!
Caleb’s turkey ended up being bigger than the turkey his dad harvested later in the season. This spring, Caleb will be back in the woods, hoping to have another lucky day.
Nichole LeClair Terrill