Old 03-01-2008, 05:14 AM
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Default Whats a trophy tom to you?

Everyone is a trophy to me. But what makes one extra special? Is it the beard length, spurs, weight, or the one that took 2 weeks to get. To me I like the spurs with the beard being a close second.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:38 AM
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give me 2 inch spurs anyday over a big ol beard.....maybe 1.5 for other states...
any bird i shoot is considered a trophy to me, i hunt public land, lol...my one and only jake has one of the better tail mountings that i did,lol...he deserved it...that hunt was all about friends and it's a reminder of what hunting is to me ....I would consider any beard over 9 in. a trophy or lets say any 3 yr. old or older regardless of what he has or doesn't have....the weight, well ,my best birds have only weighed 14-17 lbs., so thats not a factor for me, lol.....we got lil skinny birds, lol.....
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:36 AM
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One that comes in.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:38 AM
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for me, a trophy tom will be the first one I ever get.
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:07 PM
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I'd like to see at least an 8" beard and at least 3/4" spurs.
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:25 PM
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To me a trophy here in Va. is anything over 20# 1 inch. spurs, and 10 inch beard. OR any tom that will come to the calls. It all depends on the hunt itself that's what memories are made of.

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Old 03-03-2008, 01:31 PM
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Spurs first, then beard, but those ones that are hard to get into range mean a lot too!
"Knowing when to shoot and when to wait is one sign of maturity in a bowhunter. Be patient and pick your aim point carefully." ~ Randy Ulmer

"I suppose it's the way of hunters. We are very odd fellows." ~ Peter Hathaway Capstick
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:55 PM
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Hey we have never hunted turkey very much, so any turkey that I can get to come in is a great turkey to me! and if my better hafe can get one that will really be a great turkey!
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