How to age a Wild Turkey

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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! ... abid=19022

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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.

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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.

California DFG website talking about spurs and age, very good article. ... ll-it-all/

Turkey Hunting Tips ... 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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