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Hmmmmm......
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He's probably sponsored by Crockett Bit and Spur Co! :scared:
This is actually UNBIASED research... and it IS RESEARCH as opposed to anecdotal observations...
 
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great looking spurs, and I have NEVER EVER heard of anyone who ages by beard length (except jakes). Maybe they screwed up the data entry while banding or maybe that birds found a steroid patch, either way, if it was a 2 yo, imaging the spur length if he made it to four!
 

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I'm having a hard time believing those spurs are 1.25 from that pic
I have a hard time believing a renowned turkey research biologist would have trouble measuring a spur...

And Im POSITIVE thats not 3/4 inch and blunt...
 

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People are worse at measuring spurs than they are antlers
People, yes. This guy? No... Id bet hes NWTF certified.

Does that look like a 2 year old to you?
 

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We could estimate from the pic. How wide is a turkeys leg on average?
 

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Hawk, no question if that is actually a 2 yo, it's a freak and more than likely an exception to the rule. I would say determining a turkeys age accurately is extremely difficult.I wish I could cannon net the jakes we have that frequent our property this Spring and see how old they get , the spur measurement would be interesting as well since they walk on rocks and dull them from dawn to dusk.
 

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Hawk, no question if that is actually a 2 yo, it's a freak and more than likely an exception to the rule. I would say determining a turkeys age accurately is extremely difficult.I wish I could cannon net the jakes we have that frequent our property this Spring and see how old they get , the spur measurement would be interesting as well since they walk on rocks and dull them from dawn to dusk.
It seems to happen a lot in their 10 years of research.

Ive never seen a turkey drag its spurs in the ground.... how are the wearing them down on rocks?
 

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