Only the fourth turkey Lee Blackmon ever killed will be one he’ll never forget.

The York County, S.C. hunter took a day off work to hunt last month, and arrowed the gobbler of a lifetime that’s destined for the NWTF record books.

Once certified, Blackmon’s bird will take first place all-time for a bow-killed turkey in the United States, upending the current leader, an Iowa turkey that scored 149.6875.

Blackmon’s hunt was a pretty typical turkey hunt, without a whole lot of fanfare until he saw the seven beards and 1.625-inch spurs. Then, he knew he had something special.

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