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Old 04-14-2009, 09:09 AM
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well here is an idea. in IL that weight would put him as the number 7 bird for weight according to the NWTF records. the 7th biggest in the records for weight is a pretty big bird
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:26 AM
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Dunno if i should tell him that. Dunno if his head can handle the additional swelling.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:29 PM
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thats one big freaking turkey!!!!! congrats to your dad
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:14 PM
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Thats cool I use to coon hunt over at Claremont coon club been about 15 years last time I was there.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:40 AM
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Small world. When I was growing up, we lived right behind the Claremont coon hunters club before my parents bought the place south of Claremont. Haven't been to any of their events in years but i think they are still going strong. I know that they hosted some sort of big competition a few years back.

Talked to my dad last night and told him what folks were saying. So, I guess he takes bragging rights among the few turkey hunters in that area for this spring.
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:09 AM
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WOW, that is a heavyweight with a dandy beard! I can't believe that he had smallish spurs though??? Were the spurs broke or seriously worn ??? It's just hard to believe that a 2 year old bird could have had a weight and beard like that but I've never seen a 3 year old that didn't have longer spurs? Regardless, CONGRATS to your ol' man for a great trophy gobbler!
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:19 AM
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I forgot to ask my dad about the spurs. Will check with him during my next call home.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:30 PM
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my bet is that they are gonna be rounded off or broke from fighting. if its a rocky area they will naturally wear down and sometimes they do break off during fighting in the breeding season and pecking orders.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:37 PM
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Shoot, what I wouldn't give for that to be my first bird. Congrats to your ol'd pop. AndI don't find it hard to belive he sadi it over and over and over again
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