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Turkey fever

Arkansas Online

Cover picture for the articleTristan Sitzes of Benton made the usual heart-wrenching mistakes that all young turkey hunters make, but he kept throwing until he pitched a complete game. The reward for his perseverance was tagging his biggest eastern wild turkey, the most challenging of the four North American subspecies. Sitzes killed it in Arkansas, arguably the toughest state to hunt, in one of the toughest areas in Arkansas to hunt, on a farm that traditionally did not have turkeys.