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Old 04-28-2015, 09:29 AM
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if nobody has herd yet my buddy in lyon co ky shot a 37.6 pound tom last week and nwtf is doing their thing when they confirm it it will be the new world record turkey i cant get pic to upload but you can google it and yes it weighed 37.6 it was weighed on 2 diffent certified scales
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:13 AM
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That is one heck of a heavy bird! Attachment 30780

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Old 04-28-2015, 10:51 AM
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Holy Moly ---- where was he hunting? On the "Butter Ball Ranch"? That is on heck of a gobbler. Most we kill down this way are 18-12 pounds. I killed one last year that weiughted just over 25# and it was by far the heaviest I ever bagged. I This year I was skunked ! I cannot imagine another 12-13 pounds? Looking forward to seeing the details.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojotex View Post
Holy Moly ---- where was he hunting? On the "Butter Ball Ranch"? That is on heck of a gobbler. Most we kill down this way are 18-12 pounds. I killed one last year that weiughted just over 25# and it was by far the heaviest I ever bagged. I This year I was skunked ! I cannot imagine another 12-13 pounds? Looking forward to seeing the details.
The heaviest one I've ever shot up here in MI was 23 1/2# and I can't imagine how big that bird must have been and looked as it came in if it was over 1/3rd bigger! I have seen one twice this year that I think may be in the upper 20s, but that's a far cry from over 37.6#.

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Old 04-28-2015, 06:33 PM
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My uncle hunts in mid michigan and the last couple years he's almost hit 28. To me that's crazy. 37 Is unreal!
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:02 AM
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Wow! That is huge! I killed one that went 30.5 lbs once and I cant imagine 7 more lbs
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:07 PM
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Shot by a fellow Dead End Game Calls Pro Staffer!!!!!!
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:50 AM
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Just curious, what was the beard length and spur size on that bird?
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:48 AM
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i think it was 11 and 1 1/4
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:25 AM
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That's huge. Great job! A story on the hunt would be interesting. How far was the shot? Which calls and what shell did he use?

I know of two really big Rio Grande "wild turkeys" that lived on farms. One was shot in OR was (is still?) the world record Rio, by a young hunter with is dad. And another (39#) on a farm on Molokai, shot with a .22 in the back by a guy hiding in a tree.
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