April 15, 2011 at 10:18am
I posted earlier about opening day and am new to the board but not to turkey hunting. Wanted to share some photo's if they come out ok. Posted a photo of her opening day bird, but it was fuzzy, it looked great on my phone. First let me explain that my wife is very passionate about turkeys (hunting, management, etc) not to mention she has a horse shoe when it comes to the hunting part. She will not tell anyone, but I will, she holds the state record for the highest scoring turkey taken in NC by a female and 4th by a female in the nation. Her first bird was a bearded hen with a 9' beard, and her first tom sported a 12 1/4' beard and 1 5/8' spurs and weighed around 22lbs, we never scored that bird but should have. I have taken my share of gobblers, but enjoy bragging on her and if she found out I was doing so she would have my hide. Her record bird had a total of 7 beards shortest was 3 1/4' and longest was 10 1/2'. She manages to get her limit every year and harvested her first solo bird last year (another monster 11 1/2' beard 1 1/4' spurs). Here are some photos of the last few birds she has taken including the big one.