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Author Topic: Biggest Birds You Harvested  (Read 1070 times)

Offline zelmo1

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Biggest Birds You Harvested
« 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

Offline Turkeyman

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Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
« Reply #1 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!

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Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
« Reply #2 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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Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
« Reply #3 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)
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Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 06:54:18 PM »



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Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
« Reply #6 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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Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 08:06:16 PM »

25lb., 4oz.
1 3/8", 1 1/2" Spurs
10" beard
Taken just outside Rochester, MN

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Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2019, 08:39:47 PM »
28.8 lbs
11 3/4" beard
1 5/8 spurs

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Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
« Reply #10 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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Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 12:26:31 AM »
Heaviest 24 lbs 4 oz.
Longest single beard 11 1/4"
Longest spur 1 7/16"
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Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 06:31:55 AM »
28 lbs. KS. bird is in the NWTF archery records

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Re: Biggest Birds You Harvested
« Reply #14 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.