Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hi - I'm the new guy

Hey everybody, my name is Michael Turbyfill, but lately everyone is calling me “the new guy.” I’m a new public relations specialist for Chevalier. My situation gives me the new guy label with both my coworkers at Chevalier and our client, Winchester Ammunition. Unlike high school, when it was cool to be new, now I’m just the guy who needs to know where the bathroom is located and how to use the copier.

New guy or not, I’m extremely excited and blessed to support the PR efforts of one of America’s most recognizable and respected brands. In Winchester’s office lobby, a giant, bronze statue of American icon John Wayne holding a Winchester rifle reminds me each morning that the Winchester name is truly timeless.

Heading into my recent job change, the only negative part of the switch was I’d have to move smack dab in the middle of my favorite time of year – spring turkey season. Lucky for me (not so lucky for a couple gobblers), I was able to get in a few last-minute hunts in the Carolinas.

On April 8, I was fortunate enough to harvest a testy gobbler on public land in South Carolina. Less than 72 hours later, in the mountains of western North Carolina where I grew up, I smoked an old, mountain gobbler in the same hardwoods where I first learned to hunt. Ironically, both longbeards met their demise with a face full of Winchester Xtended Range #6s. Check out the photo of my S.C. bird and I'll look forward to sharing more of my adventures in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Michael, That is one impressive Gobbler! Make sure Ms. Shannon see's the pic, I'm not sure she knows what one looks like. Congrats on working with Winchester, they make some awesome products! I can't wait to let loose a load of Xtended range 6's on a Texas Tom.