But on Sunday, the Lino Lakes sixth-grader calmly bagged a record gobbler -- with a dead-on shot using a bow and arrow.
Hunting with her father, John, in Anoka County, Abigail shot a tom that strutted within 7 yards of their blind.
Using the weight and beard and spur lengths, the bird scored 81 points
under the National Wild Turkey Federation's scoring system -- making it
the highest-scoring Minnesota bird taken by a bow and arrow of the
seven currently registered with the federation. And it's the eighth
highest-scoring Minnesota gobbler overall in the NWTF's records, which
includes about 200 Minnesota birds.