Weighing Turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by KChunter, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. KChunter

    KChunter Senior Member

    How are you guys weighing your birds since there is no weigh-in due to tele-check? Anyone using one of those digital read out fish scales? I haven't found one that weighs over 15lbs. Of course there's always the stand on the scale with bird and without, and calculated the difference, but I don't think that is all that accurate.
     
  2. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
    I have a scale in the butsher shop! Took him in and layed him on it!
     

  3. Hotrod

    Hotrod Member

    195
    Nov 3, 2005
    Mexico,MO
    Kc I use one of those digital fish scales mine goes up to 50lbs got it at Bass Pro I think it cost $19.00. But I was in Wal-mart the other day and they have the sameone there to.
     
  4. JarJar

    JarJar New Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    I think that we may have the same one! Worked well this morning! :dancin:
     
  5. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    We did the stand on the scale without and then with the bird. Of course....I had to get one of my skinny friends to do it for me since I maxed out the scale with the bird!! :hysterical:
     
  6. riverbottomhunter

    riverbottomhunter Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Chariton Co.
    I did the stand on the scale thing too & it worked. I also still take mine past the sporting goods store that use to check them in. They weight it for me then cut off the head, wings & fan for a local taxidermist. I get $6 out of the parts.
     
  7. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Those fish scales that you're looking for are made by Rapala.

    Parker
     
  8. Gamegetter

    Gamegetter Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    A friend had a Berkely dig. fish scale.
     
  9. BeardsnSpurs

    BeardsnSpurs New Member

    86
    Dec 12, 2005
    I have a digi that weighs up to 50lbs
    the Old Zebco scales will weigh up enough to do a turkey on
     
  10. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
    Berkley FS-50 Digital Scale

    Features:

    Weighs up to 50 lbs (pounds & ounces and kilograms)

    Includes tare feature to weigh multiple fish

    Uses two batteries type CR2032 (included)

    Auto-off feature provides maximum battery life

    Stores up to 10 weights in memory

    Provides averages and combined weight totals

    Water resistant construction


    [​IMG]
     
  11. Gamegetter

    Gamegetter Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2004
  12. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    For fish, anyway, I heard that those high-capacity scales arent as accurate at lower weights.

    Anyone else hear this? I got one that only weighs 10#.. had it for years and its still pretty dang close.
     
  13. Hotrod

    Hotrod Member

    195
    Nov 3, 2005
    Mexico,MO
    Y:)ep that's the I use Chairman does a real good job I think.
     
  14. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County

    Then don't kill small turkey's & don't catch small fish! :hysterical:

    (Sorry ~ just had to say it...)
     
  15. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Well, thats me!! lol
     
  16. buckbuster14

    buckbuster14 New Member

    Feb 8, 2006
    Moberly, Missouri
    I used a fish scale on mine too. It's not digital, but it works.
     
  17. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    i am looking for one of those scale they the check in stations used to use but no luck yet

    found one like it only up to 440 lbs mostly for deer not small enough for turkeys


    so for now i just run by the old country store were they used to check birds and ask the little lady really nice if i can grab the scale to weight my bird they still have theres hanging in back
     
  18. Hayzer

    Hayzer New Member

    Where's the butsher shop?
    :neuspeuter:
     
  19. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    :eek: I've been there, but I swore to not tell anyone where it was! :eek: It was dark in there! :eek:

    Parker
     
  20. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Ozarks
    I did that to.I know that bird had to weigh 60 pounds,no way I'm that heavy:roll2:

    oneshot
    :D The Big Grin thinks your funny.