Thanks for posting that pic, Lefty. I don't have a scanner and didn't have it on my computer.
There's a good story that goes with that bird. That bird was taken on the second day of the season. 3 days before the season, my family and I were involved in a head-on collision with a kid who was high on heroin. Long story short, I got a compression fracture in my back, my wife broke her neck and lacerated her spleen and my 3 year old was taken by chopper to Hershey Med Center because of bleeding on the brain. I missed the opener because of the injuries and taking care of the family, but it absolutely killed me to miss that opener. So after squaring away everything at home, I called Lefty that night and asked if he wanted to hunt turkeys the next morning because I needed someone to come with me to help me get around due to my back injury. Being the good friend he is, he said sure. Next morning, after having to stop several times on the walk to the top of the ridge to puke because the pain was intense, we were right in with the birds at first gobble. Birds were flying down all around us. Again, long story short, Lefty couldn't get on the birds with his gun, so I dropped this 18lb jake. If you look closely, you'll see my daughters hospital ID band on the birds back.
2013-2014 season totals
1 Black duck
4 Wood ducks
1 fall turkey