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Area youths shoot 24-pound turkeys

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The spring turkey hunt is in full swing, and two Hastings kids are bringing home some impressive birds.

Dakota Theodorson, a freshman at Hastings High School, remembers the exact time he fired the shot that brought down his second turkey. It was at 6:22 a.m. Wednesday, April 17.


Theodorson's first kill was a 14-pound bird last year, he said. This one was nearly twice the size, a 24-pound tom with a nine-and-a-half-inch beard.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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