I credit Mr John Byrne and his son J.T. the most in promoting fall turkey dog hunting.
Mr. Byrne and J.T. breed and raise the finest turkey dogs in the world.
I have been privileged to now own two of their dogs, Zeke and Magnum.
Here's a song honoring the Legend of John Byrne written by Michael Fitch and performed by the Buskars.
After 9 years hunting with Zeke, without a doubt fall turkey hunting with my dogs is my favorite thing to do.
A friend asked me one time - if I could only hunt one thing the rest of my life, and I could have all the resources to do it, what would it be?
I replied fall turkey hunting with dogs before he could finish his question!
Zeke got 3 turkeys one day in 2001F.M.,A.M., J.M.D., T. B., and Zeke the turkey dogTommy Barham and his turkey dog ZekeBilly Whitman and his turkey dog Katie
The dogs are just a tool in helping you find and flush the turkeys.
A lot of times, even if the dogs flushed turkeys, you still don't see them, or call any back.
  Having a dog is still no guarantee that you will find or get a wild turkey.
After hunting all day, even if we hadn't found any turkeys, I enjoyed the
companionship with my dogs, watching them hunt, and enjoying their affection.
The last picture above on the right is with Billy Whitman and his german shorthair Katie in the mountains of Virginia.
In HIM, 'Deadeye' Tommy Barham, Capron, VA. Member of the Primos® Prostaff since 1992.
Deadeye tragically passed away September 20, 2023. Had never been sick a day in his life. Married to Phyllis for 48 years. 
Tommy made a difference right up to the end. Made his last $10 Annual Membership Renewal 8 days before he died too.
Rest in Peace Ira Thomas Barham.
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