Two-year-old’s pretend turkey hunt takes a twist

The turkey didn’t know it was a pretend hunt

Two-year-old Boone Miller of Morganton, N.C. already wants to go turkey hunting. You could say it’s in his blood. His dad, Jon Miller, is an award-winning turkey caller and pro-staffer for Dead End Game Calls, and runs Nature’s Creation Taxidermy. His mom Kasey? Well, she just called in and killed a 26-pound turkey the other day in Burke County. But even before that, Boone wanted to go turkey hunting.

So Boone and his mom got decked out in camo — face paint included, and headed to the woods for a “pretend turkey hunt.” The youngster carried an unloaded CVA and a push button turkey call, picked out a spot, and sat down. He hits the call a few times, and before long, he smiles as a turkey responds with a gobble. Next, he points for his mom to look away from him. She looks, turns the camera, and there stands the turkey.

Beginner’s luck? We think not. The kid’s doing more than just randomly hitting the turkey call. He even changes between call types with the push button. It’s obvious that he’s been paying attention to mom and dad. Check out the video. That’s the future of hunting in the Carolinas right there, and it looks like a mighty bright future to us.

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