Youth hunter kills 22-pound gobbler in Marion County


9-year-old hunter’s gobbler had 9 3/4-inch beard

Brayden Stroup of Murrells Inlet, S.C. killed a whopper of a gobbler during South Carolina’s opening youth turkey hunting weekend. His turkey weighed 22 pounds, had 7/8-inch spurs and a 9 3/4-inch beard.

The 9-year-old was hunting in Marion County when he killed the big bird.

Stroup is the latest entrant in our Tag-A-Turkey contest. Click here to see all entrants and to enter your turkey story.

The Palmetto State’s 2022 youth-only season ran March 19-20 in Game Zones 3 and 4, and will take place March 26-27 in Game Zones 1 and 2.

The open season for all licensed hunters in South Carolina is March 22 through April 30 in Game Zones 3 and 4. It runs April 1 through May 10 in Game Zones 1 and 2.

North Carolina hunters will get their crack at hunting gobblers April 9 through May 7. Youth hunters have a week-long season April 2 to April 8.

For more details of South Carolina’s 2022 turkey hunting season, click here.

Click here for full details of North Carolina’s 2022 turkey hunting season.

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