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"Gobblin' Up the Best Gobblers..."

2 years ago Tuesday, November 20, 2012 5:27:01 PM CST November 20, 2012 Tuesday, November 20 2012 Nov 20, 2012 in Pat Shingleton Column

Ben Franklin suggested that the turkey should be America's national bird. As noted in a previous column, I referenced a former avid outdoorsman and friend of many, the late Hansen Scobee. Hansen shared with me examples as to the difficulty in bagging a wild turkey, how they adapt to the elements and the difference in taste between those in the wild and those on your table tomorrow. Frank Reese, Jr. started the Good Shepherd Turkey Ranch in 1850 and his descendants continue to conscientiously advance birds meeting standards of perfection. Commercial turkeys are genetically engineered but Heritage Turkeys are not and through Frank's efforts, years ago, five different breeds have been saved from extinction: the Standard Bronze, the White Holland, the Narragansett, The Bourbon Red and the Black.

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