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Old 03-30-2014, 08:37 PM
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This was my first ever turkey, in 2011 he sailed from the limb to my decoy. His spurs were only 1/2 long but had a 11in beard and I think that's a full fan. Was he a super jake or a handicapped gobbler?


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Old 03-30-2014, 08:42 PM
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This was my first ever turkey, in 2011 he sailed from the limb to my decoy. His spurs were only 1/2 long but had a 11in beard and I think that's a full fan. Was he a super jake or a handicapped gobbler?
That one is full grown. Some area's just seem to not have the spurs you would expect for a mature bird. Jakes( even superjakes) tend to have rounded off nubs till they get longer than a 1/4 inch or so. Pointy ends is a good thing.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:51 PM
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Birds in this area have black spurs This is the only bird, I've seen killed on the land with red spurs. The tail fans in this area do not have very light tips. But 12 miles down the road the tails fans are very nice looking.
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Them spurs are what's crazy......new record for shortest hooks.
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Some gobblers do not have beards or spurs, so definitely a mature bird.
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Short curved and pointed...that's unusual. Cool though.
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Killed one at Blanton Creek one year had full fan 10 in beard no spurs at all.Not even nubs.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:46 AM
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Very unusual spurs, length points to a 2 year old but pointed sharp curved spurs, while usually longer point to 3-4 year old. I would be proud of him, I dont have any like that in my collection.
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Killed one at Blanton Creek one year had full fan 10 in beard no spurs at all.Not even nubs.
me to killed one with 11 1/2 beard, full fan,20lbs and straight legged not even a bump.
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Very unusual spurs, length points to a 2 year old but pointed sharp curved spurs, while usually longer point to 3-4 year old. I would be proud of him, I dont have any like that in my collection.
This... Cannot say I have ever seen a set like that.. Who knows how old he is
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at least a 3 year old bird
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11" beard = a mature bird, hooks or not.
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2yr old
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Based on the beard alone I'd say three at least. I've killed a couple over the years with a long beard but no sign of a spur.
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Spurs dont get sharp till 3-5 years old, beard is not a good indicator since they grow 7-8" a year and drag off the excess. Does he have any amber in the beard tip's? If no amber hes 3 or better.
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2 year old.
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I called in a bird for a kid saturday that had a 1/2 inch rounded spur on one side and only a rounded nub like a jake on the other. It had a 9 inch beard and a full fan. Just a weak 2 year old.
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