Father, daughter double up on gobblers


They killed the gobblers on North Carolina’s opening day

Twelve-year-old Lilly Thrift and her dad David Thrift of Winnabow, N.C. doubled up with two fine gobblers on April 9, 2022 during a hunt in Brunswick County.

Lilly’s bird sported a 10-inch beard, 1 1/8-inch long spurs and weighed a whopping 23 pounds. David’s gobbler had a 9-inch beard, 1-inch spurs and weighed 19 pounds.

“It was a great way to start the season with a daddy/daughter double!” said David.

The Thrifts are the latest entrants in our Tag-A-Turkey contest. Click here to see the full gallery.


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Brian Cope is the editor of Carolina Sportsman. He has won numerous awards for his writing, photography, and videography. He is a retired Air Force combat communications technician, and has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of South Carolina. You can reach him at brianc@carolinasportsman.com.

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