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Old 05-02-2009, 10:17 AM
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Let me say that I'm still shaking! Shot my first turkey this morning! The question I have is that the beard has almost two sections. Now most of the double beards that I have seen are farely pronounced, this one is only 2 1/2 in long, the rest is 8 3/4. Up top where the hair comes together, smaller section feels seperate from the rest. So is this considered a double beard? Not enough expierence myself to say yes or no. Sorry for the large pic, just wanted to get all the detail.

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Old 05-02-2009, 01:11 PM
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Yes.. And a nice one, good job!
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:22 PM
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Yes
There are two separate skin nodes to which a beard hasgrown from- albeit close.
On others there is a slight distance for the skin node at which the beard comes from.

But I see two distinct attachments or nodes as I call them.

Just my opinion! Only have shot two double bearded Toms in my lifetime.


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Old 05-02-2009, 02:20 PM
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Very nice... many never get a multiple beard bird... and you did on your first! Congrats
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:08 PM
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Thanks guys! I can tell you I am hooked for life, and even happier that I used my bow to get him!
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:27 PM
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I agree. double beard
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:33 PM
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awesome!! congrats!!!

i agree...2 seperate bases you can clearly see...double bearder in my book!! dont know "official" ruling but id venture to guess that 2 bases like that means double bearded....i shot one VERY similar...


a guy on another forum actually accused me of pulling the beard apart and trimming it to make it look like it was a double bearded bird...but my pics clearly show 2 bases like yours practically grown together but 2 bases...i dont know why he accused me of that...i starts a for fun forum turkey contest that year....i won...didnt even accept the donated prizes i should have won...i started it, ran it, and wanted it to be for fun....a couple guys donated stuff..some call makers etc...i had no problem with them donating stuff...but rather someone that needs it or a kid get it...i just started it out of a fun little contest for bragging rights and to see measurements and pics...
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:05 AM
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congrats on the double beard. yes it is one and if anyone says its not just tell them they jealous cuase they havent shot a multiple beard turkey bfore. lol
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