Incredibly rare turkey makes 13-year-old hunter a local legend

13-year-old Branson Miller of Wilkesboro, North Carolina made the shot of a lifetime on opening day of Youth Season, 2016. Branson and his father Brian Miller had a big opening day ahead of them participating in both trout fishing and turkey hunting. After a morning on the water, the Miller men replaced their rods with shotguns for the afternoon hunt. The father and son duo were looking for gobblers near a Christmas Tree Farm in Piney Creek when Branson took the fourth turkey of his burgeoning hunting career using an NWTF New England Firearms 20-gauge. Not only was this 18.5 lb tom the largest turkey he’d ever killed, but it was also sporting a pair of white wings, a rare turkey indeed.

When asked about his son’s rare color phase tom, Brian told the North Carolina Sportsman “We didn’t know it had those white wings until Branson was running to it. I hadn’t even noticed it yet when he yelled ‘look at his wings!’” Branson’s incredible rare turkey is currently being mounted by Mark Hamby of Hamby’s Taxidermy in Ferguson, North Carolina to display the tail fan, wings, beard, and spurs.


Congratulations Branson! These memories will last a lifetime. Good luck in all of your hunting endeavors, and keep up the good work!
(images courtesy of Brian Miller)

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