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Beard Question?????

Old 04-25-2004, 02:40 PM
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I shot my first bird on friday, it was 24 pounds and had 1.25" spurs. The beard i am not sure about. It was a very thick beard up to 4" and then there is only about 10-15 strands that are 10.5". My guess is that it probably froze off in the winter. Should i count this beard as 10.5" long or 4" long? Thanks.
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Old 04-25-2004, 02:50 PM
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youre probably right about it freezin' off , unless you shot it off.......count the longest hair, that is the beard's length.... congrats by the way on a real nice one
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Old 04-25-2004, 03:02 PM
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I know here in AR that the regs say that you measure the length of the LONGEST strand of hair.. SOOO, that is a 10.5 inch beard bud
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Old 04-25-2004, 03:23 PM
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I know here in AR that the regs say that you measure the length of the LONGEST strand of hair..

same here in NY
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Old 04-25-2004, 04:13 PM
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yep, measure the longest hair
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Old 04-25-2004, 07:40 PM
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if im lucky enuff to win this season i would count the longest strand of hair even if there was one that was 10 inches and the rest were 4
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Old 04-25-2004, 08:20 PM
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...that was a bir gobbler...just make sure and look the beard over good,ive cut a lot off with buckshot...
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Old 04-25-2004, 08:49 PM
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why would you even consider measuring the short ones?! if you have any doubt, make it sound better, its a better story to tell that way
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Old 04-25-2004, 09:28 PM
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my turkey last year had a 9 3/4 inch beard...but ONE strand was longer than the rest....so its a 10 incher! lol....definently go with the longest strands...its part of the beard isnt it??? not like your making it up....
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Old 04-25-2004, 10:20 PM
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You measure to the longest point ,so if you only have 1 hair 10 1/2" long then that is how long your beard is. A 24pounder is one heck of a good bird congrat's and good hunting.

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