Yukon boy bags big gobbler
Usually, it’s fathers who pass on the hunting tradition to their sons. But in this case, it’s mom whose favorite clothing is camo.
“Just ask my husband,” said Robbie Elswick of Yukon. “He thinks I am obsessed about hunting and he’s right. I eat, sleep, and dream about hunting. My husband, not so much, but he understands and accepts my passion for it, though.”
Elswick and her 8-year-old son Max spent the opening morning of spring turkey season in Roger Mills County and were rewarded.
“Max has been accompanying me on most of my hunting adventures since he was 3,” Elswick said in an email. “Last year, my husband and I decided he was old enough to BE the hunter and he harvested his own turkey with a crossbow.
“Just a few weeks ago we borrowed an antique youth model Toppers single shot 20 gauge shotgun and the rest is history. Max harvested a very nice tom turkey on opening morning of spring turkey season.”
The turkey had a nine-inch beard and weighed almost 19 pounds.
“He is already asking mom to take him hunting again,” Elswick said. “I always hoped my love for hunting would live on and now I am convinced.”