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#2821672 - 05/04/12 06:20 PM 21" beard (with pics)
Andy S.
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I thought some of you may find this as intriguing as I did. I know it will be hard to believe for some, but the pics do not appear to be photoshopped. Maybe it is the 1 buck limit that made him grow the once in a lifetime beard. \:\) Enjoy.

http://www.kentuckyhunting.net/forums/sh...r-longest-beard
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#2821749 - 05/04/12 08:03 PM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: Andy S.]
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It's not photoshopped, but I find it almost impossible to believe. It would not be uncommon for some strands of beard to be severed by shot, and pulled through to the point of giving an illusion of a 21" beard. I am not saying the hunter is lying either, because I had one years ago that had that happen, and it was difficult to tell that the strand had been severed until I really pulled on it to make sure, and found it was actually loose strands. The beard measured 10" for the record.

Anything is possible, but there is a reason there has only been one offically measured beard around that length.

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#2821793 - 05/04/12 09:02 PM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: Setterman]
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Did you look at the additional pictures on page 3? Or just the cover picture on page 1? Pictures on page 3 show it from a little different angle etc. Here is link to pics on page 3 if you missed them. http://www.kentuckyhunting.net/forums/sh...8a21843d04a3818

It appears legit to me.


Edited by Andy S. (05/04/12 09:02 PM)
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#2821862 - 05/04/12 10:23 PM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: Andy S.]
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so the longest beard ever recorded of 27 in. is not true??
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#2821901 - 05/05/12 03:52 AM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: sure shot]
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 Originally Posted By: sure shot
so the longest beard ever recorded of 27 in. is not true??
Longest I found in NWTF records is 22.5", killed in TX. You can search their records here.

http://www.nwtf.org/all_about_turkeys/turkey_records.php


Edited by Andy S. (05/05/12 03:52 AM)
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#2822027 - 05/05/12 09:03 AM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: Andy S.]
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#2823235 - 05/07/12 10:55 AM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: easy45]
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Man what a bird. Can't believe he didn't have that mounted.
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#2824583 - 05/09/12 06:42 AM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: Gravey]
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#2824597 - 05/09/12 07:01 AM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: sure shot
so the longest beard ever recorded of 27 in. is not true??
Longest I found in NWTF records is 22.5", killed in TX. You can search their records here.

http://www.nwtf.org/all_about_turkeys/turkey_records.php


The NWTF recoerds are a joke. You can enter anything you want as long as they get thier money.
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#2824603 - 05/09/12 07:12 AM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
The NWTF recoerds are a joke. You can enter anything you want as long as they get thier money.
Explain this statement more. Are you saying the entries are not validated in person by a certified person or what?
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#2824634 - 05/09/12 08:00 AM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
The NWTF recoerds are a joke. You can enter anything you want as long as they get thier money.
Explain this statement more. Are you saying the entries are not validated in person by a certified person or what?


that is exactly true. Read thier entry guide lines. You have to have a witness (any witness) and they have to buy a membership to be a valid witness. You have to submit a picture. They want money not valid entries.
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#2824678 - 05/09/12 09:00 AM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: Andy S.]
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Like I said I doubt malicious intent, but think the beard had been severed and resulted in a false measurement
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#2824722 - 05/09/12 09:54 AM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
that is exactly true. Read thier entry guide lines. You have to have a witness (any witness) and they have to buy a membership to be a valid witness. You have to submit a picture. They want money not valid entries.
I just read it for myself; pretty darn pitiful, just as you described. I am not very impressed with the validity of any NWTF entry, or any other record for that matter, that imposes such lame criteria as this.
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#2824753 - 05/09/12 10:37 AM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
that is exactly true. Read thier entry guide lines. You have to have a witness (any witness) and they have to buy a membership to be a valid witness. You have to submit a picture. They want money not valid entries.
I just read it for myself; pretty darn pitiful, just as you described. I am not very impressed with the validity of any NWTF entry, or any other record for that matter, that imposes such lame criteria as this.


The nwtf is a joke period

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#2824884 - 05/09/12 12:55 PM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: Setterman]
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 Originally Posted By: Setterman
The nwtf is a joke period
You are not alone with that opinion. I hear it all too often these days, many times from those who once were heavily involved with NWTF, the fundraising banquets and other events back in the late 90s and such. They tell me it is all about the money these days, and not so much about the turkeys as it once was. That is about as much as I know about the NWTF.
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#2824933 - 05/09/12 01:47 PM Re: 21" beard (with pics) [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: Setterman
The nwtf is a joke period
You are not alone with that opinion. I hear it all too often these days, many times from those who once were heavily involved with NWTF, the fundraising banquets and other events back in the late 90s and such. They tell me it is all about the money these days, and not so much about the turkeys as it once was. That is about as much as I know about the NWTF.


It is all about the money and they do basically nothing for the turkeys anymore. Years ago they were a great organization, but like so many of these "conservation" groups the only thing they care to conserve after a point is a dollar.

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