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What was the Alabama state record turkey? How big? My buddy might have broke the record afew years ago

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  • What was the Alabama state record turkey? How big? My buddy might have broke the record afew years ago

    What was the Alabama state record turkey? How big? My buddy might have broke the record afew years ago

  • #2
    I would say Al Gore, but he came from Tennessee

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    • #3
      How big was his turkey?

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      • #4
        His was 22lbs. With 1 inch spurrs, and an 11 inch beard

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        • #5
          I have no idea how turkeys are scored, but google yielded the following as the Alabama state record:

          Hunter's Name: WILLIAM D. FOLEY, III
          Home State: AL
          Species: Eastern (A-Typical)
          Harvest Date: Apr 6, 1987
          Harvest Location: MONTGOMERY, AL, USA
          Total Score: 174.5000 #1*
          Longest Beard: 7.5000" #29*
          Beard Total: 62.5000"
          Number of Beards: 8
          Longest Spur: 1.3750" #4*
          Other Spur: 1.3750"
          Weight: 22.0000 lbs. #4*
          Method of Take: M Firearm
          Calls Used: Box, Slate
          * Rank for Eastern A-Typical taken with a Modern Firearm in Alabama, USA

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          • #6
            The link below is from the National Wild Turkey Federation and they have record book turkeys listed.


            www.nwtf.org/all_about_turkeys/turkey_records.php

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            • #7
              In the New Jersey farm lands, tom turkeys can reach twenty five pounds with light hunting pressure.

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              • #8
                good bird, but certainly not a record breaker.

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                • #9
                  I believe the NWTF lists the "largest" bird as a Rio that weighed like 36 pounds!
                  The largest I've killed so far has been 24 lbs and it was a Rio.

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                  • #10
                    I'm sorry but your buddies turkey was a 2 year old bird. Not 22 lbs isn't even gonna be close for an eastern.

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                    • #11
                      Nice bird, but not a record breaker. I've killed some birds with 11" beards, but I'm nowhere close to a state record!

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                      • #12
                        My buddy shot one last year that broke the county record, but didn't come close to state.

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                        • #13
                          Andrew, tell your friend to send the following information to the National Turkey Federation or the Fish and Game Department;
                          1. Turkey’s live weight
                          2. Turkey’s beard length
                          3. Turkey’s spur length
                          4. A photo of the turkey next to the hunter.
                          They combine the tom’s weight, the beard length times two and the total length of both spurs times two for your grand total score.
                          I think they will mail you a big tom turkey arm patch and a nice certificate.
                          New Jersey Fish and Game gave me a nice bear arm patch
                          two years ago.

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                          • #14
                            they mutiply the beard by 10, Daniel

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                            • #15
                              Thank you gooseshooter, My mistake and you are correct.

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