As the youth turkey season approached, 9-year old Collin Brunstein was preparing for the first spring hunt of his life.

Collin had accompanied his dad, Kevin, three or four days during the previous spring gobbler season, learning the ropes.

Collin was hunting with a Remington 870 20-gauge shotgun. This is a very good choice for a beginning hunter. He would be shooting 3-inch shells holding #5 shot. They would be hunting over decoys.

Collin and Kevin had done some pre-scouting and had their #1 spot picked out and ready. Dad had set up a blind for his son right in the corner of a field the birds liked to use as a strut zone.

Using a blind for youngster so that an experienced hunter can be right there to guide him was also a great plan. The blind would also hide any movement and help keep the hunters more comfortable in the event of bad weather.Collin B.

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