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Author Topic: Question about Turkey's spurs  (Read 1483 times)

Offline copnjax

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Question about Turkey's spurs
« on: January 28, 2010, 01:04:10 PM »
I don't know much about Turkeys (except how good they taste in a 'sammich') but, while in my climber a month or so ago, I had two gobblers walk under me.  One had a beard that the tip of was dragging the ground as he walked with his head up....this same gobbler also had 2 spurs on each leg.  I told some of the other guys in my club about it and they said that is rare and from what I described, he is a trophy gobbler.  Any input?  I'm not sure but, I think gobblers hang around the same general area.  If this one is truly a "prize", I may just go turkey hunting this year.
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Re: Question about Turkey's spurs
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 02:31:48 PM »
Double spurred gobblers are rare and one with a beard that long is for sure trophy-- So where did you say you saw this bird? I need to know purely for scientific reasons of course. @--0--0120
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Re: Question about Turkey's spurs
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 02:41:24 PM »
long beard and double spurs go get em copnjax he is a true trophy I have been hunting easterns for almost 40 years and have not witnessed double spurs.......... @--0--0101 @--0--0118
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Re: Question about Turkey's spurs
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 06:41:08 PM »
As the others have said looks like you got a trophy gobbler for sure. Beard sounds to be over 12 inches. Double spurs very very rare........hit the woods hard and bring that one home!!!   @--0--0101
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Re: Question about Turkey's spurs
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 08:09:22 PM »
Ok, thanks for the info. guys.  To answer the question of "where"...it was on my leased 1,800 acres in Johnson county, Ga......near Dublin and Wrightsville.  You can bet I'll be there looking for him this March!
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Re: Question about Turkey's spurs
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 08:22:36 PM »
As the others have said looks like you got a trophy gobbler for sure. Beard sounds to be over 12 inches. Double spurs very very rare........hit the woods hard and bring that one home!!!   @--0--0101
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Re: Question about Turkey's spurs
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010, 09:11:27 PM »
Deff. a good bird but dont promise he will be in the same area . Turkeys change there patterns according to weather and food sources good luck in your chase
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Re: Question about Turkey's spurs
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 09:35:15 PM »
I have seen multiple beards but never multiple spurs......hope you can send a nice pic of him in your hands this spring!

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Re: Question about Turkey's spurs
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 10:35:17 PM »
Rare for sure hope you get him come spring.
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Re: Question about Turkey's spurs
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2010, 06:28:35 AM »
if ya need some help just let me know im right down the road outside savannah..... @--0--0120  i do like to call some birds @--0--0125  @--0--0109
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Re: Question about Turkey's spurs
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2010, 06:34:44 AM »
Go get him but remember you seen him on the other end of the county  @--0--0125   @--0--0109
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Re: Question about Turkey's spurs
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2010, 11:58:40 AM »
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Re: Question about Turkey's spurs
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2010, 04:56:28 PM »
I don't know much about Turkeys (except how good they taste in a 'sammich') but, while in my climber a month or so ago, I had two gobblers walk under me.  One had a beard that the tip of was dragging the ground as he walked with his head up....this same gobbler also had 2 spurs on each leg.  I told some of the other guys in my club about it and they said that is rare and from what I described, he is a trophy gobbler.  Any input?  I'm not sure but, I think gobblers hang around the same general area.  If this one is truly a "prize", I may just go turkey hunting this year.
when does season come in im sure i'll be free to come down and help take a double spur gobbler. copnjax you better get after him this spring and i wouldnt tell other members of the club a lot about him if you decide to hunt him that is diffenenlly a trophy bird and good luck
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Re: Question about Turkey's spurs
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2010, 06:40:26 PM »
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Re: Question about Turkey's spurs
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2010, 07:11:36 PM »
Sounds like a unique bird  @--0--0109  Sure hope to see you w/ harvest photos of him.   @--0--0101
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