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Offline glenpinpat

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second beard
« on: August 07, 2009, 08:08:23 AM »
one of the turkeys i shot this spring had two beards and I am curious how people have mounted the second beard and where?

Offline ddejong

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Re: second beard
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 04:52:24 PM »
FIrst, congratulations!  I don't know how common multiple beards really are.  A few years ago I shot a four bearded tom so I went ahead and had a full mount made. 

I have seen people keep the skin around the beards intact and preserve just that portion......it can make a neat display.

Offline jrwingbone

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Re: second beard
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009, 07:01:37 PM »
YUP! I have taken six to date with two beards. My daughters first turkey EVER had 5 beards! My wife shot her first with two beards this season and we mounted it for her. When mounted the taxidermist will leave the beards intacked! Shooting a multi bearded turkey is like shooting a MONSTER deer with drops!Not real common but it dose happen often...

Offline glenpinpat

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Re: second beard
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009, 07:40:23 PM »
YUP! I have taken six to date with two beards. My daughters first turkey EVER had 5 beards! My wife shot her first with two beards this season and we mounted it for her. When mounted the taxidermist will leave the beards intacked! Shooting a multi bearded turkey is like shooting a MONSTER deer with drops!Not real common but it dose happen often...
is this a wall mount or a body mount. I was going to put the main beard in a shotgun shell and screw it into the plaque but it still leaves the second beard with no home

Offline sdwolfden

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Re: second beard
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009, 05:39:25 PM »
My brother in WI got a double bearded turkey a couple of years ago.  He thought he was seeing things --099-780
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Offline hawghunter65

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Re: second beard
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009, 01:25:29 PM »
only one two bearded tom ever for me.  the second beard was as long but not as thick as the first.  i hear the turkey record is like 9 beards.

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Re: second beard
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2009, 01:56:33 PM »
I mount most the beard using the brass of the shell I shot the bird with.  A hot glue gun, some 14ga copper wire, a sharp knife and a punch are needed. 
First, cut the plasticoff the shell.Then, punch out the primer.  Use a piece of uninsulated 14ga solid copper electrical wire and fashion it with a loop on noe end and both ends twisted on each other roughly 2 inches in total length.  I use a srew driver shaft to make the loop a uniform size.  Then, push the wire through the primer hole and with needle nose pliers, bend the wire ends so the wire cannont come out of the primer hole.  Lastly, hot glue the beard into the base of the shell.  It makes a great way to display.  I also write the year on the backside of the shell.

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Offline hawghunter65

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Re: second beard
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2009, 01:59:37 PM »
very neat idea and way to honor and remember the grandeur of that tom.

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Re: second beard
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2009, 02:16:37 PM »
Put both in the shotgun brass and Congrats.      @--0--0123
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Re: second beard
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2009, 04:09:55 PM »
Congrats on the double beard and goood luck.
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Re: second beard
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2009, 05:03:57 PM »
Congratulations on the double beard.
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