2014 Turkey contest

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by GobbleNut » June 25th, 2013, 12:18 pm

guesswho wrote:
GobbleNut wrote:Your hunts out here probably would have lasted a lot longer if you hadn't shot the first jakes you saw sitting in the trees! :laughing4: :laughing5: :laughing6: :laughing7: :laughing8: :laughing9:
From what I saw a Merriam don't have enough sense to fly up into a tree. I just figured that was in the job description for Park Ranger or Ranch Hand. Before dark ride around and put all the Merriams in a tree for the night.
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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by guesswho » June 25th, 2013, 12:21 pm

Gobbler wrote:I bet this thread has more posts than the First word by next spring. :mrgreen:
You know you can count on me to do my part.
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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by GobbleNut » June 25th, 2013, 12:26 pm

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Gobbler wrote:I bet this thread has more posts than the First word by next spring. :mrgreen:
You know you can count on me to do my part.
Go check on the neighbors, Double Naught! :D :toothy7:

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by vaturkey » June 25th, 2013, 12:50 pm

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Even though this gobbler had 24" of beard it would be useless for the contest ! Right !

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by guesswho » June 25th, 2013, 12:58 pm

vaturkey wrote: Even though this gobbler had 24" of beard it would be useless for the contest ! Right !
Exactly. All because a minority says it's unfair. I say take your free SPAP card and use your points wisely and keep quiet. :stir: :bootyshake: :lol:
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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by Gobbler » June 25th, 2013, 1:03 pm

That ain't 24 inches of beards, NO MEASUREMENT Photo. It would have to default to the 5 inch Jake score.

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by Gobbler » June 25th, 2013, 1:06 pm

VA here is 15" I killed and used to win the contest over on OG.

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Here is the over two inch spur...

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by guesswho » June 25th, 2013, 1:33 pm

And I like the scale pictures. A picture of a scale that reads 30 lbs. I think that's called marginal :lol: I'm glad I'm not running the contest.
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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by guesswho » June 25th, 2013, 1:42 pm

And while were whining and complaining, can someone make the little bouncing green smiley sit still. That little bass turd is hard to hit with the cursor :toothy7:
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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by GobbleNut » June 25th, 2013, 2:07 pm

vaturkey wrote:Image


Even though this gobbler had 24" of beard it would be useless for the contest ! Right !
Yep, with the new rules, you will get zero points for that bird. No sense in even entering it. :toothy7: :toothy7: :toothy7: :toothy7: :toothy7:

...Hey Jethro,...I hit that little sucker with every shot. You need to practice more. What kind of spy are you anyway?! Maybe you are "marginal" after all.
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Post by drenalinld » June 25th, 2013, 2:13 pm

Not bad for NM bird.

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by GobbleNut » June 25th, 2013, 2:15 pm

drenalinld wrote:Not bad for NM bird.
I wish we had some like that out here!

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by guesswho » June 25th, 2013, 2:38 pm

GobbleNut wrote:I wish we had some like that out here!
You dont want an Eastern out there. One imported Eastern would be the demise of all Merriams in about two or three genereations. It would whoop all the Merriam gobblers and breed all Merriam out of the the hens. Then you never would kill a turkey, unless you hit it with your vehichle.

A Merriam is the only turkey I've ever seen get run over crossing the road, at night. I guess the Park Ranger took the day off and didn't put it back in the tree.
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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by TRKYHTR » June 25th, 2013, 3:58 pm

Don't punish a turkey for sleep walking. It's hard to get a good night sleep in a tree.

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by hawglips » June 25th, 2013, 3:58 pm

There is no way to create rules without someone claiming a built-in bias, or luck or whatever. Just keep it like it is, and no whining allowed. But lots of trash talk encouraged....

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by Shooter » June 25th, 2013, 4:59 pm

vaturkey wrote:Image


Even though this gobbler had 24" of beard it would be useless for the contest ! Right !
Dadgum Ricky, thats a nice one!!! You get that one???

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by TRKYHTR » June 25th, 2013, 8:04 pm

Shooter wrote:
vaturkey wrote:Image


Even though this gobbler had 24" of beard it would be useless for the contest ! Right !
Dadgum Ricky, thats a nice one!!! You get that one???
Ricky skeered him to deaft.

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by vaturkey » June 25th, 2013, 9:28 pm

Shooter wrote:
vaturkey wrote:Image


Even though this gobbler had 24" of beard it would be useless for the contest ! Right !
Dadgum Ricky, thats a nice one!!! You get that one???

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Yea Tommy

I should have mounted him ! 21 lbs 13 ozs & solid 1 1/2" Spurs !

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Post by drenalinld » June 25th, 2013, 9:47 pm

Would have been 2.5" with Doug's ruler.

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by Gobbler » June 26th, 2013, 2:07 pm

Ive seen bigger spurs on a pheasant. :mrgreen:

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by guesswho » June 26th, 2013, 3:42 pm

vaturkey wrote:
Yea Tommy

I should have mounted him ! 21 lbs 13 ozs & solid 1 1/2" Spurs !
Did you kill him on N"WTF" land in New Mexico?
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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by Gobbler » June 26th, 2013, 4:49 pm

I'm going to run a poll on the scoring of the birds and let the Gobbler Nation contest members decide. :violent1:

please post some poll options.

heres one - leave the same as last year. NWTF scoring.

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by vaturkey » June 26th, 2013, 4:54 pm

guesswho wrote:
vaturkey wrote:
Yea Tommy

I should have mounted him ! 21 lbs 13 ozs & solid 1 1/2" Spurs !
Did you kill him on N"WTF" land in New Mexico?
Yep ! With a Firty Firty ! :thumbup:

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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by guesswho » June 26th, 2013, 7:14 pm

Gobbler wrote:I'm going to run a poll on the scoring of the birds and let the Gobbler Nation contest members decide. :violent1:

please post some poll options.

heres one - leave the same as last year. NWTF scoring.
I don't get in the contest, so it really don't matter to me one way or the other. But on the multi-beard issue. I've never understood the N"WTF"'s logic of beard lenght times two. Why not count the beards for what they are. A bird with a 10" beard gets 10 points for it. A bird with a ten and a six inch beard gets 16 points. That way there's only a six point deficit instead of a 12 point deficit. I'd be good with total spur lenght x 10 plus weight plus total beard lenghth.

16 lb bird with 1.25" spurs and a 10" beard would score 51 (Typical Osceola Stats)
23 lb bird with 1.00" spurs and a 10" beard would score 53 (Typical Heavy Mid West Bird)
18 lb bird with 1.00" spurs and three beards totaling 18" would score 56 (Typical Multi-beard)
8 lb. bird with 3/8" spurs and a 7" beard would score 22.5 (Typical Gobblenut bird)
23 lb. bird with 3/4" spurs and a 9" beard would score 47 (probably closer to an actual Merriam)

I know there are exceptions to all the species, but I think a scoring system similar to this would tighten things up and make it more even. That would eliminate the huge advantage of doubling the beard lenght on multi-beards.
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Re: 2014 Turkey contest

Post by ole5beards » June 26th, 2013, 9:26 pm

Keep it simple. Compared to other forum contests from the past its already more effort. It's a contest for, here's the funny part... BRAGGING RIGHTS!! NWTF scoring system. Allow multi beards. A hunters score shouldn't be penalized because he(unless you're Ronnie!) unknowingly killed a superb bird. We all know a birds size regional. A 3 year old Alabama bird scores between 60-65 same bird in the Midwest scores 65-70. Nothing we can do, except move :D . Another idea is add a category for best bird bet subspecies. Don't make it a scoring category just a best bird per species deal(more of an individual deal). After all it's just for FUN! Kill your bird, snap a few pics, and post the score.

Ronnie who are you kidding those merriams are extremely tough to hunt. It's not like a guy from Alabama could go to Nebraska and load up a refrigerator full after 1 day of hunting!!
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