Youth hunter bags 20-pound gobbler in Lee County, S.C.


Seth Almond’s opening day gobbler weighed 20-pounds

Youth hunter Seth Almond of Camden, S.C. had a big day this past Saturday, South Carolina’s opening youth day for the 2022 turkey hunting season. The 9-year-old hunter opened his season by killing a 20-pound gobbler.

Almond was hunting on some family land in Lee County when he pulled the Benelli 20-gauge trigger on the big bird. The turkey had a 10.5-inch beard and 1-inch long spurs. 

The Palmetto State’s 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.

Click here to read about 8-year-old Mason Kennington’s opening youth day trophy gobbler.

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