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I am a turkey hunter. The older I get, the worse the affliction seems to have its control over me.

As a turkey hunter, spring gobbler seasons generally gain most of the attention and excitement from me and other hunters. As a person who travels to many states during the spring for turkeys, I get it. The fall season can be overshadowed by the thoughts of deer — especially large bucks during the craze of the breeding time known as the rut. I get that as well.

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Chris Ellis is a veteran of the outdoors industry. His book “Hunting, Fishing and Family from The Hills of West Virginia” is available at . Contact him at

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