10-Year-Old Bags Behemoth of a Bird

A 10-year-old Grand Traverse girl isn't letting Muscular Dystrophy stop her from doing what she loves: hunting. On her first time out, Autumn Balamucki shot her first turkey. And it was a big one at 9.5 pounds, with a 9.25 inch beard, and one inch spires. Autumn says she and her father had just settled into their blind and starting making calls, when five toms suddenly charged over the hill. With the help from a stand supporting the crossbow, Autumn did her best to stay calm. She and her dad plan to mount the turkey in her bedroom. Autumn says she will definitely be going out again next year and will probably tag along with her day in a couple weeks.

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