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Postby trigger22 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:01 pm

Whats all you guys personal best turkey to date?

Mine was a Rio Grande that was shot in east TX. He weighed 27 lbs and had 3 beards. the longest was 11 1/4 in and the others were 5 and 6. spurs were rounded off but still 1 1/4 inch.
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Postby cut_un » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:09 pm

Killed mine a few years back, an eastern that topped the scales at 24 lbs. 1/1/4" spurs and had a 11 7/8" beard. The grand prize was it took an hr to get him in. He really put on a show :thumbsup:
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Postby trigger22 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:39 pm

good deal cut, nice bird. i worked that RIO, a 23 lber killed by my buddy as a double, and a jake for 2 hours. they worked around a field that was 343 yds from the point where they initially popped out at to where we were and the two big guys strutted all the way across the field. it was truly and amazing site to see.
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Postby orangefoot » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:57 pm

Best i have killed was a 22lb bird with 11in beard and 1in spurs. He came runnin in and i barely had time to set up. :thumbsup:
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Postby stumpjumper » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:09 pm

This is a hard desision for me. MY personal best was 24 1/4 lbs, 10 1/8" beard and sported 1 5/8" spurs. And I took him on public game lands.
But, my brother and law and I took a double I called in and his bird was 27 1/8lbs ( bird had been shot in the chest the year before and was FULL of scare tissue ) 11" beard and sported 1 3/4" spurs

Size is one thing but I judge my birds by the adventure of the hunt and the things I had to go thru to get them. A jake can be a trohpy for some.

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Postby floater54 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:22 am

I killed one with a radio tracker on and had a leg band! Anyone have any turkey jewelry? :banana:
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Postby trigger22 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:11 am

you luckey there floater i've never even seen any turkey jewlry. heard of it but never personally laid eyes on it. congrats man :thumbsup:
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Postby goosetalk » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:16 pm

2 years ago I killed a 24 lbs.....1 1/2" spurs......12 3/4" beard

My cousin killed a 27 lbs....1 1/4" spurs....11" beard in about the same place a few days earlier.
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Postby cut_un » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:11 pm

i've seen some of the bands but never killed one. That would be something. :thumbsup: Wonder what the chances are of killing one with a leg band :huh:
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Postby phutch30 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:51 am

I dont generally weigh my birds so here are my top beard and spurs

Eastern 10 1/2" beard with 1 1/8" spurs -Camp lejune NC 1993
Rio 9 3/4 beard 1" spurs- Sisters OR 2001
Merriams 10 1/4" beard 1 3/8 spurs- Eastern MT 2007
Osceola 11 1/2 beard 1 1/4 spurs- Hermossa FL 2005
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Postby Honkers41 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:25 pm

I shot a Jake last year....that had both legs banded...he was a 2 yearold.....one reward band and one Reg band....but my best was a gobbler i named ridge runner...took me a few years to get him..he weigh 24 lbs 1 1/4 spurs and swung a 11 inch beard....Honkers41

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Postby don taylor » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:34 pm

My biggest I shot after my springers flushed it. 10.5 inch beard and 23 lbs. I shot it at 20 yards with 7.5 shot and my male retrieved it. He was just a pup and was only used to cockbirds. One of those times I wish I packed a camera.
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Postby tripleCBoykins » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:25 am

I killed a double bearded bird that 10 1/4 and 10 3/4 in beards, 1 3/8 spurs and weighed 22 lbs. Heaviest bird is a tie 4 @ 24lbs. The longest beard I have is 12 1/4 but he was a pick up thats was run over by a car. I chased that bird all season and never laid eyes on him :mad: . Personal best is 11 1/4 inches for a beard. Best spurs were 1.5 inches and both were broken.
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Postby cut_un » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:24 am

Honkers, did you check into the bands, if so, what info did you receive :huh: I think that's cool :thumbsup:
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