by Karen Mehall Philips -
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
NRA President Jim Porter got a break from the bad weather on Tuesday morning and dropped a beautiful Eastern gobbler, marking the second of the four turkey subspecies he needs to claim his prestigious grand slam.
They’re getting closer!
Chubby’s box call works its magic.
Porter, left, and Chubby go check out the gobbler.
Porter and Chubby pose with the gobbler.
Riley Smith, left, congratulates Porter.
The gobbler’s 9-inch beard
The gobbler’s 1-1/4-inch spurs
Palamar, the home of hosts Riley and Tammy Smith.
When a gobbler responds and gets excited, its head turns blue, as seen in this pic.
Porter, right, thanks guide Chubby once more before heading for Texas for Round No. 3.
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