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How many?

Post by appalachianassassin » April 15th, 2020, 9:33 pm

How many of you have killed a Turkey that never grew a sign of a spur. This is my 3rd. 10in beard and no spurs.
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Re: How many?

Post by guesswho » April 15th, 2020, 9:50 pm

I’ve killed 3 as well. All 3 from the same general area. Also killed several single spurred birds.
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Re: How many?

Post by WAGinVA » April 15th, 2020, 9:52 pm

I killed one fall gobbler with no spurs in central VA many years ago.

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Re: How many?

Post by appalachianassassin » April 15th, 2020, 9:54 pm

All mine also in the same general area. Like you, I also have killed several single spurred turkeys as well. For some reason I always feel robbed.
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Re: How many?

Post by swampchicken » April 15th, 2020, 9:57 pm

Have killed one with no spurs. Very next bird on that farm had double spurs. 1.5" and .5" on each leg.

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Re: How many?

Post by BrowningGuy88 » April 15th, 2020, 10:03 pm

I’ve only killed one. Killed him last year in an area know for 1.25” hooks.

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Re: How many?

Post by Shooter » April 15th, 2020, 10:17 pm

Here are two brothers me and the wife called in big hardwoods. One had inch spurs, the other just scales. Smooth as a babies butt.
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Post by crenshawco » April 15th, 2020, 11:01 pm

1.5 for me. Killed a Merriams with slick legs, and killed this bird in AL last year. Other leg had no sign of a spur at all.

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Re: How many?

Post by Hobbes_mobile » April 16th, 2020, 12:20 am

I've killed a few Merriam's like that.

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Re: How many?

Post by soiltester » April 16th, 2020, 9:02 am

Had too many to remember, Gould's are common for no spurs.. and 1 Merriam and 1 Eastern, if I recall correctly??
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Re: How many?

Post by Turkinator » April 16th, 2020, 3:23 pm

I killed an Alabama bird a couple years ago that had a full paintbrush beard, long drooping snood and not a sign of a spur!! Not a bump!!! I felt robbed also!

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Post by hoobilly » April 16th, 2020, 5:19 pm

My daughter and dad both killed no spurs in separate counties in the same year
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Post by devastator » April 16th, 2020, 5:36 pm

Nope never have out of 80 but a buddy of mine did in Michigan,maybe there he/she birds like the PA home health secretary.
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Re: How many?

Post by GLS » April 16th, 2020, 5:58 pm

One. Full fan, 10" beard and gobbled all the way in. Not a spur to be seen. Gil

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Re: How many?

Post by 2nd100 » April 17th, 2020, 12:40 am

On our hunt in SD we killed @ 6 without a single spur and another 6 or so without beards . a couple more only had one spur . all were within 60,000 acres. Sobi would lean heavy towards genetics on the spurs and iceballs pulling out the beards .
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Re: How many?

Post by Trustyrusty » April 17th, 2020, 1:12 am

I would be disappointed for a VERY short moment over a long beard with no spurs lol....

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Re: How many?

Post by Prospector » April 17th, 2020, 9:15 am

One I can remember. Gobbled all morning. Kept moving in til I could hear drumming. Called, answered, came, died. Big as a Volkswagen. 23lbs, late season paintbrush beard. I pulled back a wing ready to see real hooks- nada, none, ol slick legs!
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Re: How many?

Post by timbrhuntr » April 17th, 2020, 11:26 am

I've killed three without spurs.! One of the best hunts I ever had was with a wily old gobbler I battled with making several moves and finally got the right set up and killed him ! As I walked up to him I thought this old guy has to have long sharp spurs boy was disappointed when I rolled him over and he had none lol

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Re: How many?

Post by Gar Commander » April 17th, 2020, 11:41 am

You guys are getting too ripped on the spur and beard thing. I would be mad if I killed a turkey that only had 1 breast!!! It is all about eating them in my book.

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Re: How many?

Post by 257rwr » May 30th, 2020, 10:34 pm

Ive killed 2 easterns with no spurs

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Re: How many?

Post by WoodMoose » May 31st, 2020, 6:33 am

no spurs - one, on Fort Bragg,,

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I would be mad if I killed a turkey that only had 1 breast!!! It is all about eating them in my book.

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Re: How many?

Post by Kisatchie » May 31st, 2020, 8:49 am

I’ve killed two both in La and both had long beards. I’m more into the long spurs and I felt robbed as well, first thing I do is reach for the legs to check out the spurs. Hopefully if it’s genetic they were killed before they passed it on to too many hens.

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Re: How many?

Post by soiltester » May 31st, 2020, 2:10 pm

Too many to remember :stir: :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: How many?

Post by Swampstalk » May 31st, 2020, 4:39 pm

We have taken at least 3 with no spurs here in South Florida and at least one with a single spur. All from the same general area. Tried to take as many as possible out of the gene pool! Beards were all reasonably long.

It's like, what we call, pickle fork bucks. Had several pop up on our farm in Oklahoma. Took our several of them for meat then racks seemed fairly well developed some time later the bucks observed. Happens with humans as well. Some are just naturally more handsome and/or gifted. Others not so much!
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Re: How many?

Post by sportrep » June 1st, 2020, 3:02 pm

Killed one this year in central Alabama. He had the whole bottom shut down from gobbling. I sat down on him at 6:30AM and shot him at 9:30 AM. I thought he must have some weapons for spurs until I walked up to him. Both legs slick. 19lbs. 10 3/4” beard.
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