How to age a Wild Turkey

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DonMcJr
 
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How to age a Wild Turkey

Postby DonMcJr » April 30th, 2013, 6:40 pm

Found this cool PDF from the Ohio DNR... Look like my Spring 2013 Tom was 4 + years old jusding by the spurs!

http://ohiodnr.com/LinkClick.aspx?filet ... abid=19022
Since I didn't get on a team I'll just shoot a Record Book Tom lol!

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Re: How to age a Wild Turkey

Postby Uncle Bucky » May 1st, 2013, 7:26 pm

INteresting, thanks for posting

seems a my first bird I was told was a jake but had 5/8" spurs and a 6 1/2" beard. his tail wasn't full but his wing primaries were rounded and barred all the way out and he was 20lbs.

Great info
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Re: How to age a Wild Turkey

Postby dewey » May 4th, 2013, 8:36 am

Below is some information I had posted under another thread but it applies to this thread as well.

Here are a few links talking about age and spur length

Wild turkey zone website talking about spur length and age, pretty informative website.
http://www.wildturkeyzone.com/articles/aging4.htm

California DFG website talking about spurs and age, very good article.
http://californiaoutdoors.wordpress.com ... ll-it-all/

Turkey Hunting Tips
http://www.turkeyhuntingtips.net/tell-a ... its-spurs/

The jist of all of this is that the spur length is a good indicator for a general age but not an exact science.

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