Georgia’s turkey season kicked off on March 25th and Chattooga High School Senior Dresden Anderson has already bagged a monster gobbler. He was hunting with a Mossberg 12 gauge. “I sat down at around 6:30 am and I was walking out with it at 7:30,” said Anderson. The turkey’s beard was 9 inches and he was using a slate call.
Anderson is an Army Reservist and the son of Jody and Samantha Anderson.
Turkey hunters have through May 15 to bag the three gobblers allowed per hunter per season. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division says it expects this year’s season to be stronger than last year.
All hunters must have valid licenses. Wildlife officials remind hunters who may venture onto private lands in pursuit of turkeys to get landowner permission beforehand.
Legal guns and archery equipment for turkey hunting are shotguns, any muzzle-loading firearm, longbow, crossbow or compound bow.