Dad's Monster Missouri Gobbler

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Dad's Monster Missouri Gobbler

Postby Fan Club » May 8th, 2009, 4:29 am

I've already posted this in the "Show-Me Success" thread but thought it deserved it's own place aside from our Missouri trip details-


My father, Al Bobrofsky, age 75, scored on his best ever gobbler after 42 Years of turkey hunting across the country- I would agree, the bird was an absolute beast. 

27 lbs - on a digital NWTF scale.
12 in beard- THREE inches wide
1 1/4 inch spurs- needle sharp

The pics hardly do the bird justice, it had to be five years old and we couldn't stop looking at it. Dad weighs 235 and has large hands making the 1 1/4 in spurs look small. The beard is so wide it literally covers the fingers of his large hand.  I have no idea what the bird scores...the spurs could have been longer compared to the beard and weight, and beard width doesn't increase the score.

Still, the turkey of a lifetime for most of us. Congrats, Al !

Dad is in the center of the group photo-




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RE: Dad's Monster Missouri Gobbler

Postby ncturkey » May 8th, 2009, 6:46 am

Fan Club that sure is a super limbhanger longbeard. Tell your father congrat's on a fine gobbler. His NWTF score would be 76.0 Thanks for sharing, Mike 
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RE: Dad's Monster Missouri Gobbler

Postby gutpiler » May 9th, 2009, 3:41 pm

all I can say is WOW! what a beard!

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RE: Dad's Monster Missouri Gobbler

Postby Everyday Hunter » May 9th, 2009, 5:08 pm

That is a monster in every way. Great bird.

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RE: Dad's Monster Missouri Gobbler

Postby Cut N Run » May 10th, 2009, 3:39 am

That is a magnum turkey!  Congrats to Al.  That is some pretty country you are hunting.  Thanks for sharing.
 
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RE: Dad's Monster Missouri Gobbler

Postby JW » July 2nd, 2009, 4:34 am

Fanclub,

I wanted to bump this one back up. What an awesome bird!
Please tell your dad congrats again! That's what were all after.

Jason

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RE: Dad's Monster Missouri Gobbler

Postby thunderchicken » July 2nd, 2009, 5:08 pm

that is a BOONER!
 
A big congrats!
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