Hero of the day — May 24, 2013

Today’s hero is Layne Gerke, who was hunting in turkeys on April 20 in Lavaca County when he and his dad found this big boy strutting. Layne put a sneak on the bird and got within 50 yards, with his mom and older brother keeping the tom occupied with their calling. One shot from his .17 HMR rifle was all it took.