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Title: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: zelmo1 on May 14, 2019, 05:09:56 PM
What are the biggest birds you guys have harvested. Species, weight, beard(s), spurs and tail width and height. Individual bird, not each one separate. Mine is

Eastern
23.9 pounds
10”, 4.5”,4”, 3.5”, 1”,1”/ 6 beards 24” total inches
1”,1”
30” wide tail
19” height on tail
Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: Turkeyman on May 14, 2019, 05:22:42 PM
I've killed a number of birds and have had three, somewhat, goals: 25#, 12" beard and 1 1/2" spurs. I got one with 1 5/8" spurs several years ago and just achieved one of the other this year. My MO bird was 25.33#. Still waiting for the 12" beard!
Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: Dtrkyman on May 14, 2019, 05:38:12 PM
I’ve shot two heavyweights, both in Illinois. Eastern of course.

26lbs 10.5 1 3/8

27lbs 11 1 5/8

Longest spurred bird was 1 7/8 but he was barely over 20lbs and a standard 10 inch beard


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Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: guesswho on May 14, 2019, 05:42:42 PM
Highest scoring single bird?

1 5/16 Spurs

56" beard

22 lbs.

Wide tail yes (didn't measur)

Tall tail yes (didn't measure)
Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: kyturkeyhunter4 on May 14, 2019, 05:58:57 PM
I've killed one a couple years ago that weighed 26.3 pounds 1 1/2 Spurs and 12 inch beard that was the biggest bird I ever killed here in Kentucky
Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: davisd9 on May 14, 2019, 06:54:18 PM
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Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: MK M GOBL on May 14, 2019, 07:32:23 PM
Don't have all those details but for my "Typical"  best scored at 81.3750

As for heaviest weighed in at 29lbs 2oz, killed him this spring and have 3 other over 28lbs


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Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: notsure on May 14, 2019, 08:06:16 PM

25lb., 4oz.
1 3/8", 1 1/2" Spurs
10" beard
Taken just outside Rochester, MN
Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: redjones on May 14, 2019, 08:25:12 PM
Eastern from Indiana.
29.5 lbs.
!0'',6",4" beards.
1" spurs.
Probably the biggest I'l ever kill.

      Greg
Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: strutnrut on May 14, 2019, 08:39:47 PM
28.8 lbs
11 3/4" beard
1 5/8 spurs
Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: valerio024 on May 14, 2019, 11:35:48 PM
I’ve killed a bird with 1.5 inch spurs, another with an 11 inch beard but I’ve never killed one over 22.5 pounds.


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Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: dublelung on May 15, 2019, 12:26:31 AM
Heaviest 24 lbs 4 oz.
Longest single beard 11 1/4"
Longest spur 1 7/16"
Never measured a fan
Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: Gooserbat on May 15, 2019, 02:02:18 AM
Over the years I have killed a 12.5" beard Eastern with 3/4 Spurs and weighed 20#

A 23# Rio that had a 9" beard

A 1 7/16 spurred Rio with a 9" beard and weighed 21#

A triple beard Eastern

And a 17# Jake.

Somewhere in all that there's around another 100 birds.  Some where really good as far as trophies are concerned but all of them created memories.  Some are more vague but memories none the less.
Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: fallhnt on May 15, 2019, 06:31:55 AM
28 lbs. KS. bird is in the NWTF archery records

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Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: btomlin on May 15, 2019, 07:18:12 AM
My best bird was an Eastern killed here in Iowa in 2001. 

25.3#, 10 and 11 1/4” beards, and 1.5” spurs. 
Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: wchadw on May 15, 2019, 08:36:44 AM
This eastern
22#
Had some strands on beard that were 15 inches
1 1/4 spurs
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Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: bigbird on May 15, 2019, 11:22:54 AM
My best is a 26 pound eastern with 1.75” spurs. Beard wasn’t anything special 10”. My son  one the other hand kills 2 hogs in youth season when he was a youth. 24 pounds 1.25” spurs and a 12.5 and a10.75” beards
Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: nebgoosehunter on May 15, 2019, 04:26:49 PM
My biggest is a Rio shot off the Niobrara River in Cherry County Nebraska.  It had four beards, the longest was 10 1/8" with a total beard length of 30 3/4".  One spur was 1 5/16" and the other was 1".  Weight was a hair over 25 lbs.  The same year my good buddy shot another giant Rio off the same property.  Beard was 11 1/2" but it actually had a few strands that were 14"!  It got shot in the beard and they were literally falling out as we picked it up.  By the time we got back to the house to measure everything, most had fallen out so we went with the 11 1/2" measurement.  One spur was 1 7/16" and the other was 1 3/8" and it was over 27 lbs.  Genetics must have been crazy good in that area during that time period.
Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: jryser on May 15, 2019, 08:00:36 PM
28 lbs this year!  Massive fan, and VERY tasty. Two and a half year old. Measured his length only bc i am a The Hunting Public nerd. 52” long.
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My mom was with!


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Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: Caleb7mm on May 15, 2019, 08:07:03 PM
Mine was this year. Eastern 22lb 12” beard 1.5” spurs

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Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: MDTOM84 on May 15, 2019, 08:58:42 PM
Mine is a Maryland Eastern, 22#s, 10" Beard and 1.75" Spurs
Title: Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
Post by: Harty on May 15, 2019, 10:03:29 PM
Best bird eastern:

26.5#
Triple beard 10,6,and 3.5”
1 11/16 spurs