Turkey Season is Officially ‘Most Wonderful Time of Year’: Riley Green Shares Epic Pics Hunting ‘Thunder Chickens’

by Jon D. B.

Miniature T-Rex? Or thunder chicken? You decide. Country star and outdoorsman Riley Green is all-in for turkey season, declaring the beloved hunt as “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Take that, Christmas. Riley Green isn’t shy about one-upping the holiday season. In fact, he’s declaring turkey season as the season of all seasons.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” Green lauds on his official Instagram. “If yall need me ill be somewhere gettin after them thunder chickens,” he cracks to his 605k followers.

What a line. If Riley Green fans aren’t known as “thunder chickens” after this, then we’ve all failed. “Thunder chickens” are, of course, turkeys, but it’s not hard to imagine this becoming their official name, either. The largest of North American game birds, wild turkey gobblers (males of the species) can reach 3 feet in height. If that doesn’t make for a “thunder chicken,” either, then we don’t know what does.

Regardless, turkey-huntin’ Riley Green looks to be in his element. Within his post, the musician shares four hard-hitting shots. Some are candid, some posed straight for gobbler-glory. Check out the epic camo-clad shots for yourself below:

Riley Green: Avid Hunter

All in all,  The “If It Wasn’t For Trucks” singer has had a very prolific quarantine from the duck blind and deer stand, Outsider‘s own Charles Craighill points out. While the world of concerts and live performances shut down, Green took to the outdoors like so many of us. He’s one to share his hunts, too, with his followers eating up his photos.

“Swipe to see a pretty blonde that got her first duck,” Riley Green posts in a previous hunting expose on Instagram. The blonde in reference is, however, not who you’d expect. But oh, is she a beauty.

Green shares his hunting prowess on Twitter, as well. “Awesome hunt with a great bunch of folks,” he tweeted recently. Sporting camo and a moustache, the country crooner shows off his prize: a gorgeous 8-point buck. And as it turns out, none of this is anything new for Green, either.

“From the time I was a kid I always loved hunting and fishing,” he tells Southern Living recently. “There’s something about being out in the woods that just gets me. There are moments—like watching the sun come up in the middle of a swamp in Arkansas—I struggle to imagine how anybody wouldn’t enjoy that.”

It’s safe to say your fellow Outsiders agree with you there, Riley Green. Well said, sir. Well said.