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Ellie Roers was all smiles after bagging this tom on April 26. (Contributed)

First bird's a big one

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Eight-year-old Ellie Roers of Alexandria was finally old enough to shoulder and safely shoot her turkey gun this year and was eager to get out in the woods with her grandfather, Rod Froemming, on April 26.


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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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