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#1 Leo

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:59 AM

I'm starting the contest thread since apparently I drew first blood this year. Post your birds on this thread.

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Spurs 1 1/16" = 20.125 NWTF points

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Beard 10 1/4" = 20.5 NWTF points

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Weight 21lbs = 21 NWTF points (I don't think the scale picture is required but here it is.)

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61.625 NWTF points. Very good but beatable.

Word of advice. Get someone to help you get the measurement photos it's impossible to maintain focus doing this yourself.
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#2 PA RIDGE RUNNER

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:56 PM

Congratulations Leo. Hey I am almost as happy as if I shot that beauty myself. I would venture to guess by the spur length that is a 3 year old bird or maybe more.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:21 PM

Congratulations Leo. :bigthumb: Nice bird.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:38 PM

Nice bird Leo! You da man.
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:07 PM

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Finally calculated my score but fell short. Good bird Leo. Mine was a heavy bird but not much for spurs. Here are details...

Weight - 25.5 lbs
Beard - 10.25"
Spur 1-5/8"
Spur 2-6/8"
Final score=59.75 as seen below...

Your score is 25.5 + 6.25 + 7.5 + 20.5 = 59.75

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 10:33 PM

good lord ranger did you load fishing sinkers in that tom 25.5 that's a hoss i think the only reason my tom last year weighted 21lbs is i had to shot him 3 times all the lead put some poulds on him that's a dang good bird good looking territory behind you there to i've always loved hills and mountions congrats again
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 10:28 PM

I was shocked Swampdog. Especially with the winter we had in the areas I hunt of SW Wisconsin and SE Minnesota. They had over 2 feet of snow and it lasted most of winter. Locals said they were finding dead birds and deer too. I figured most toms would be unweight and I'd heard reports of that being the case. I've hoisted plenty of 21/22 lbs birds which is usually the average there and this one did seem on the heavy side. Then again, I figured it was just that i was one more year older and out of hunting shape. That reminds, forgot to post pix of stats from my bird. Some are out of focus but not top bird anyway...

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 06:41 PM

That's a BUTTERBALL!

That's a darn nice one! Congrats again.
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 08:28 PM

Nice bird Tim!
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 06:51 AM

Great birds guys. I was out and had 2 birds bush wacked on their way in to my. They'd gobble closer and closer everytime I called, then BANG! No more bird. My co workers neighbors ambushed them on their way to me.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:05 PM

All my turkey seasons are over. I did get one bird in kansas but despite hunting 3 and 4 times a week for nearly a month here in PA I did not fire a shot. I had some really exciting hunts but no sure shot presented itself. We had many days of rain and nearly a week of silence. It was a great time but now I just might get some sleep.
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This is my gobbler in Kansas

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This is the Left spur at 5/8 inches


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Right spur is 13/16


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Beard length was 10 1/2 and the weight was 20 lb even which I did not get a pic of.

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This is a copy of the submission form for another site competition but it lists the score also.


This submission would not be complete without one more pic


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Because Eric and I doubled up that night. Yep two longbeards together. Great hunt. I submitted the story but apparently it has not been edited yet and posted as an article.
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