First Tn. Bird down

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by HighKnob, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. HighKnob

    HighKnob Well-Known Member

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    Got the first bird of 2011 this morning in Tennessee. 20# 8.5 in. beard and
    1 3/16 spurs. I'll try to get some pics up in a few days.
     
  2. DocHolladay

    DocHolladay Well-Known Member

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    Good bird. You notice any beard rot?? Spurs that long and a beard that short, it seems to me that something has happened to the beard. Thats a 4+ year old bird according to the TWRA.
     

  3. HighKnob

    HighKnob Well-Known Member

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    No, it didn't appear to have any rot. I've taken several older birds with beards that length. I think it's more to do with the terrian they live. Steep mountain birds keep their beards worn short and lots of snow & freezing wears them down also.