Turkey Hunt ~ 2013

Allan and son Nick and son in law Christopher went turkey hunting in April south of Victoria near Rochester, on farm property of the McNallans, who actually live in Chanhassen.† We know Pat and Michelle McNallan because they belong to St. Victoria.† Also, Michelle sings in the choir, and Pat sang in the choir until their little Kierra was born.† The hunters were gone from April 25th to the 29th and Editor Sue enjoyed her very own mini-vacation which reminded her of TODBAR (The Old Days Before Allan Retired).† The guys had a wonderful time.† Except for the first two photos, which I took before they left home, captions and photos here are by Allan who got a turkey, but mostly the guys saw hens.

Wood pile provided on site by the McNallans at their new home base.

Nick splitting wood for a campfire.

Christ splitting wood for a campfire.

Resting after splitting wood.

Campfire and, in the distance, a way to the woods where we walked out to hunt.

Campfire at sunset.

The camper we rented.

On the McNallanís farm.† Located about five miles west of Kellog, Minnesota.

The original barn, silo, and windmill of McNallanís farm.† Patís grandpa lived here.

Abandoned machinery.

Patís storage shed built by Dick Ertl.

More abandoned machinery.

Another perspective with Nick and Chris at our campfire.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.† Patís Grandpa McNallan donated a corner of his farm to the church.

The farm is eight miles west of the Mississippi River.

Creek branches on the farm that drains into the Zumbro River, which drains into the Mississippi River just north of Kellog.

Enjoying the afternoon after a morning hunt.

We had the best weather.

Nick always started and tended our campfire.

The End

Thatís (l-r) son Nick, Allan, and son in law Chris.

Allanís Pathfinder was packed from top to bottom and back to front.