St. Johnsbury girl got to demonstrate her turkey call skills during the annual Bart Jacob Memorial Youth Turkey Calling Contest

A St. Johnsbury girl got to demonstrate her turkey call skills during the annual Bart Jacob Memorial Youth Turkey Calling Contest held in Castleston on Saturday. Lennox Petty was part of a group of children under age 7 who were given the chance to demonstrate the cluck, yelp and a locator call. The competition, held at the Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton, was co-sponsored by the Oxbow Mountain 4-H Club of Pawlet and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. It was open to anyone 18 years old or younger, including non-4-H members. Although the younger group was not scored, Petty earned a turkey-shaped trophy for participating in the event. The contest, now in its 16th year, is held annually to honor the late Bart Jacobs, a nationally recognized turkey call maker and turkey hunter from Pawlet. He was a founder of the National Wild Turkey Federation and life member and president of the Vermont chapter.

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