Prosperity teen kills double-bearded trophy gobbler

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16-year-old’s trophy gobbler had two 11 1/2-inch beards

Natalie Shannon of Prosperity, S.C. killed a trophy gobbler that had two beards and 1 1/8-inch spurs on March 26 during the youth turkey season for South Carolina’s Game Zones 1 & 2. Shannon’s bird weighed 21.4 pounds. Each of the beards measured 11 1/2 inches long.

The teen hunter killed the turkey with a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun.

Shannon is the latest entrant in the Carolina Sportsman Tag-A-Turkey contest. Click here to see the full gallery and to enter your turkey.

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