Best turkey ever killed?

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  1. Trashduck

    Trashduck Senior Refuge Member

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    Whats the best overall turkey that you have killed? Mine is a Eastern killed two seasons ago here in SC. 17lbs. Four beards 12",9",8.5", and 8". Sporting 1 11/16 spurs on both legs. Let er rip.
     
  2. BamaBuckshot

    BamaBuckshot Elite Refuge Member

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    Thats a real nice one Trashduck! You got any pics?

    Weight and spur wise was one I shot last year. It weighed 20 1/2 lbs, 1 inch spurs and a 10" beard.

    I shot one 3 years ago that weighed 19 1/2 lbs, 7/8 spurs and 10 1/2" beard.
     
  3. Got Honks ?

    Got Honks ? Banned

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    Last years Tom...

    23#, 10.5 in. beard and 1 15/16 spurs. Shot at 15 feet.
     
  4. weatherby

    weatherby Moderator Moderator

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    My best scoring bird had a 11 1/2" beard and 7/8" spurs. My most impressive bird to me had a 10 13/16" beard thick as a paint brush with 1" spurs;)
     
  5. webfootedquacker

    webfootedquacker Elite Refuge Member

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    22 1/2 pounds, double bearded, one was 10 1/2 inches, the other 9 inches, it had 1 1/2 inch spurs on one side and 1 1/4 inch spurs on the other. We have a bird on our property that we call "paintbrush", and this double bearded bird had been running with him, the double bearded bird I shot had a beard that was right at 4 inches wide, and old paintbrush made his beard look scrawny, and he made him look like a 15, 16 pound bird, and then he turned out to be 22 1/2 pounds. I sure hope paintbrush made it through the winter and gives us another shot, he's a horse.

    I called in three jakes for a guy who had never killed a turkey 6 or 7 years ago, and he killed the lead bird. It was a jake that weighed right at 20 pounds, thats a big jake.
     
  6. LittandJake

    LittandJake Elite Refuge Member

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    I shot one in Kansas last year it was a Rio/Eastern Hybrid. It weighed 25 1/2 lbs. had 1 1/8" spurs and a 9" beard and a 7" beard.
    My first spring turkey was several years ago. It weighed 25 1/2 lbs. had a 10 1/2" rope and 1 1/4" spurs. I really wish I would have mounted that bird. It never even crossed my mind back then. I killed it behind my parents place where I grew up here in Sturgeon.
     
  7. wtrfwlhntr

    wtrfwlhntr Senior Refuge Member

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    Trashduck, finally found another hunter that has shot a four beard. Mine was a four beard as well but not quite as long as your beards. Just finished putting mine in my display case this wednesday. Did you get yours mounted. My Rio Tom weighed around 20 lbs. First beard was 9 3/4, 7 1/2, 5 1/2 , and 4 if i remember correctly and spurs were 1 1/2. Did you have yours scored??
     
  8. timber71

    timber71 Moderator<br>Alabama Forum

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    biggest? 23lbs 1 in spurs and 9 1/2 in beard

    last year biggest was 19 1/2 10 1/2 in beard and 1 in spurs
     
  9. birdhunter88

    birdhunter88 Refuge Member

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    4 years ago.... 23 1/2 lbs. 10 3/4" beard with 1 3/4" spurs.... since then they all have average around that 20' weight, 10" to 10 1/2" beard and 1" to 1 1/4" spur.

    Smallest bird..... 19' bird last year.

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  10. Fyrestorm

    Fyrestorm Senior Refuge Member

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    I've only taken Osceola's. Hope to get my first eastern this season. Here's my best................

    18.5 lbs
    10.5" beard
    1 3/8" spurs
     

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