Shelby Fontenot’s first gobbler

Shelby Fontenot landed her first gobbler on April 7, 2024 at 7:30 a.m. in St. Helena Parish. The morning started off cloudy and quiet but quickly became the hunt she was wishing for when her boyfriend of 5 years, Wyatt Thomas, called the turkey in from a creek bottom. He had a 8 3/4-inch beard.

She plans to put good use to all of his feathers by incorporating them into hats for her small business “Fab Felt Hat Bar.”