Hickory youth hunter kills first gobbler

first gobbler

Dylan Moser killed gobbler while hunting with his granddad

Eleven-year-old Dylan Moser of Hickory, N.C. loves to hunt. And he killed his first gobbler on North Carolina’s opening day of the 2022 youth season. The young sportsman was hunting with his grandfather when he shot the bird with a Savage .410.

The youth season is April 2 – 8, and the statewide season is April 9 – May 7. Hunters are limited to two turkeys for the season, only one of which may be taken during the youth season.

North Carolina’s youth season is open to anyone under the age of 18, and hunters aged 16 and 17 must have hunting licenses. Youth under 16 are exempt from license requirements provided they are accompanied by a licensed adult who is at least 18 years old. Youth who have licenses or a hunter education card may hunt without adult supervision. All hunters must report their turkey harvest on a Big Game Harvest Report Card.

Hunters can purchase their hunting licenses on the agency’s website, and hunter education courses are available across the state and online.

Moser is the latest entrant in our Tag-A-Turkey contest. To see the full gallery and submit your turkey, click here.

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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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