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Okay Beard or Spur ? Which One?

Old 02-19-2012, 11:14 AM
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I love the birds that have a nice set of hooks, but beards are nice as well.
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:04 PM
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I would say multiple beard birds are usually harder to come by than long spurs. With that being said I would rather take the multiple beard bird. I took a four bearded bird in Nabraska three years ago and it was awesome experience.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:54 AM
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I like the multi bearded birds. I killed a 7 bearded bird about 8 years ago, still waiting for one to top that. We have killed several double bearded birds, a handful of triple bearded birds, and a couple 4 bearded birds on our farms. I killed a double bearded bird last year and have one on camera. Hope to wrap a tag on his leg in April, that's if DTC Jr doesn't do it first.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:30 AM
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I'd rather have the beard or beards, I could care less how long spurs are on a bird.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:06 AM
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None of the above for me. The heaviest bird I've killed was last year at 23 lbs., I'm after a 24 lb one next but my goal is a 25 lb bird. May never happen, but have to keep looking.

Don't get me wrong, beards and spurs are definitely a plus, I just have my goal and weight is more important to me.


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Old 02-22-2012, 05:06 AM
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Spurs, it's the only way to truely age a bird. In rocky terrain, not so much.
Get a set a hooks, and you just fooled a wise old bird.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:12 PM
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I just kill jakesÖ.so I donít have to worry bout beards and spurs
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:50 AM
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I prefer long sharp hooks. Ya know you've fooled an old bird.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by ridge runner View Post
shoot the multiple bearded birds that walk in bowlegged to keep they're spurs from hooking togather, heck i thought ya'all was turkey hunters!
lol ! Lmao
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:12 AM
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Spurs, but the first one of any of those that gets in gun range is dead.
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