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#2827148 - 05/12/12 03:20 PM Weights of birds?
VolDoug
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Anyone else notice light weights on birds this year?

My dad killed double bearded (10 & 5"), one-inch spurred gobbler this morning. He didn't touch 15 lbs on the scales !

No noticeable injuries, and the meat looked fine. And this was middle TN, as well!

Reckon since he's been breeding since February that he's wore himself plumb out \:D ?

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#2827156 - 05/12/12 03:40 PM Re: Weights of birds? [Re: VolDoug]
Setterman
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Not at all birds have been heavier than normal. The places I hunt have ideal habitat and virtually unlimited food, combine that with a mild winter and the weight packed on.
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#2827158 - 05/12/12 03:44 PM Re: Weights of birds? [Re: Setterman]
stik
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the 2 we killed this year were considerably lighter than last year's.
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#2827232 - 05/12/12 06:02 PM Re: Weights of birds? [Re: stik]
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I have noticed all my late season birds wiegh less than birds killed early on..But this year well I couldnt tell you cause I just killed 2
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#2827282 - 05/12/12 06:50 PM Re: Weights of birds? [Re: timberjack86]
shopson
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Ours were normal sized. Nothing out of the ordinary.
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#2827299 - 05/12/12 07:07 PM Re: Weights of birds? [Re: shopson]
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Killed a two year old gobbler up on the mountain on Thursday(1:00) that barely made 16 pounds. Craw was empty and his breast(ball)was bare ;\)

Edited by curdogtn (05/12/12 07:17 PM)

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#2827330 - 05/12/12 07:45 PM Re: Weights of birds? [Re: ]
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One was 18 lbs and the other was just shy of it. About average round here for what I guesstimated as 2-year old birds.
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#2827360 - 05/12/12 08:10 PM Re: Weights of birds? [Re: Gravey]
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Birds are always lighter late in season, breeding takes its toll..I killed one in TN on April 2nd that weighed 26.5lbs it was pretty heavy by the time I got to truck. LOL
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#2827500 - 05/12/12 11:16 PM Re: Weights of birds? [Re: Roost 1]
catman529
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mine were all over 20 lbs except the jake which was 13 lbs. Maury and Marshall county.
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#2827682 - 05/13/12 09:41 AM Re: Weights of birds? [Re: catman529]
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normal weights here. Early birds were heavier than the later ones
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