Young hunters will be going to bed early tonight so they can be in the woods very early tomorrow morning. That's because it's youth turkey season tomorrow and Sunday in Vermont. Vermont has a healthy population of turkeys. It's estimated there are about 45 to 50-thousand birds in the Green Mountains. Last year, during the 2-day youth season, 614 bearded turkeys were killed. That's about a 25 percent success rate. Under the rules of the two day hunt, youth hunters have to be joined by an adult mentor. Windsor county was the hot spot. That's where most of the birds were taken followed by Franklin and Caledonia counties. It's an exciting time for many families.
One family knows the excitement of the hunt, they are avid deer hunters. Abbie Stearns is 18, her sister Nicole is 14, and their dad is Randy Stearns. Watch the video for more.