Can He Still Talk Turkey?
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
This just in from Mississippi's Aberdeen Daily Journal.
A turkey caller is about to lose his champion calling voice due to the onset of adolescence. Young Clay Atkins has collected trophies by recreating the clucks and cries of a wild turkey. But at 13, his champion voice is changing, making it harder to get it right. Clay's youthful gobbling days may be behind him, still, his new deeper voice means he's finally becoming an outdoorsman.
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