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Bob Krepps of Duluth sits at the base of a maple tree and uses a slate call to try to rustle up a turkey gobbler Wednesday morning, opening day of Minnesota's spring wild turkey season. Krepps was hunting in southern Carlton County. Sam Cook/

Hunter fulfills turkey passion close to home


IN SOUTHERN CARLTON COUNTY -- Bob Krepps had a quick decision to make. It was just before dawn Wednesday morning, and Krepps, of Duluth, had to decide where he was going to hunt turkeys.

Minnesota's spring wild turkey season opened Wednesday for its first five-day period, and Krepps, 65, was standing among hardwoods in southern Carlton County where he had done lots of preseason scouting.

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