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Beard Rot?

Old 05-09-2010, 08:30 AM
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Shot a mature gobbler today...21.8 lbs 1 inch spurs and a 1 1/4 beard. Is this beard rot? Beard looked like it was singed directly off. Ill try to post a picture..... Pretty disappointing when you see them spurs and weight, then roll the gobbler over and see a stubby beard.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:51 AM
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:53 AM
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it may have froze off during the winter months.. i have seen gobblers in the winter with there entire beard encased in ice and it just breaks off eventually.. this may have caused what you have
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:33 AM
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Almost looks like u shot the beard off. it looks like a clean straight cut. Almost like a bow shot, but i hav seen shotgun BBs do it to.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:47 AM
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I dont think I could have shot the beard off... It looks clean...like kinfe cut. If I shot it off you would think the remaining strands of beard would be somewhat different lengths.
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