Turkey contest taking place

BALDWIN — The Lake County Sportman's Club is sponsoring a turkey hunting contest starting with the upcoming season.

Forms for the contest are available at King's Sports Center and Ed's Sports Shop in Baldwin. They will also be available at www.lakecountysportsmansclub.com.

“At the end of the contest, we will determine the winner,” said sportsman's club member and treasurer Greg Nichols. “The winner will be determined by spur length, bird weight and beard length. Those will be totaled up and the winner will be based on the total of the three.”

Contest rules are on the form. There will a $100 gift certificate for first places, $50 gift certificate for second place and $25 for third place. Hunters will be able to redeem those certificates at the following places: Ed's Sports Shop, Kings Sports Center, Baldwin Bait & Tackle, Baldwin Orvis Shop and Ace Hardware.

Various turkey hunting seasons start from April 23 and go through the end of May. That's how long the contest will last.