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Old April 25, 2012, 09:03 PM   #1
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1 Turkey-5 beards-1.5" spurs....

Didn't know turkeys had more than one beard......got this in an email today. Acquaintance got it last weekend.

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Old April 26, 2012, 12:32 AM   #2
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I wanna shoot me one of those. Anyone know what percentage of turkeys have multiple beards?
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Old April 28, 2012, 06:53 AM   #3
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A trophy bird indeed.

Over the years, I've killed probably 25-30 turkey's. In that amount, two had double beards.

I saw one being checked in that had three but that's the most I've ever seen in person.

I'd say with confidence, a 4-5 bearded turkey is very rare.
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Old April 28, 2012, 07:47 AM   #4
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My wife shot a triple beard with 1" spurs last week.
She was pretty pumped.
I told her it was like shooting a B&C deer or elk.


I have added pictures of hers. We did not notice it being a triple until we cut the beards off.
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Old April 29, 2012, 06:31 PM   #5
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It is not real rare to have a double beard, but rare enough they are trophies. 5 beards is real rare, really nice bird you got congrats.
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Old May 22, 2012, 09:07 AM   #6
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Awesome!
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