A young hunter made history by eclipsing the old state record by more than three points.
The National Wild Turkey Federation has made it official, awarding the title and record of Best Overall Eastern Typical by a Female Hunter (West Virginia) to nine-year-old Peyton Mellinger.
Peyton’s Tom, which scored a combined total of 77.8750 points, eclipsed the previous record (a bird taken in 2016) by more than 3 points.
Here are the current top seven birds taken by a female hunter in the state of West Virginia:
Peyton’s bird had some impressive characteristics, including a 10.5 inch beard and 1.5 inch spurs.
Congrats on an awesome bird, Peyton, and for taking the title of #1 in the state of West Virginia. We here at Wide Open Spaces are proud of you!
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