Logan Sessoms kills 5-bearded gobbler

Logan Sessoms

Hunting in Robeson County, NC on April 23, 2023, Logan Sessoms killed a five-bearded gobbler. And he wasn’t even planning to shoot a turkey that day.

Sessoms was guiding for a friend, hoping to get him on his first gobbler.

“I was actually taking a buddy hunting to kill his first turkey. We had three gobblers come in, and we were in some thick woods. He wasn’t able to see the turkeys. In the process him trying to move into position where he could see them, they were starting to catch on to something not being quite right. So he told me to shoot one before they went away,” said Sessoms.

He didn’t notice anything special about the gobbler until after he’d shot it and was recovering it.

“I had no idea it had five beards. When I shot, I just picked the turkeyI could see the best. I saw all three of them a couple of times, and nothing ever caught me off guard with them. They all just looked like they had normal beards. When I walked up to him, I noticed he had what I thought was a really thick beard. But when I reached down to feel it, the beards started to separate in my hand, and that’s when I realized it was five beards,” he said.



Congratulations to Sessoms, who is now entered in our 2023 Tag-A-Turkey Contest.

This makes him eligible for our grand prize, which includes a 3-year subscription to Carolina Sportsman Magazine, a Thermacell prize package, a Convergent Hunting Solutions Bullet HP Bluetooth predator call, a Millennium Field Pro Turkey Seat, and numerous other prizes.

If you’d like to enter your gobbler in our contest, click here.

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