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#3193273 - 03/15/13 09:19 AM Mississippi Success
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My fiancé's brother and a friend of his got the season started off right today.

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#3193278 - 03/15/13 09:34 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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It may just be the way the fans are laying and the way they took the picture, but those look like jakes. I dont judge anyone for shooting jakes normally, but I dont think its legal to shoot jakes in MS. May want to check on that.

Edited by Southern Sportsman (03/15/13 09:36 AM)

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#3193283 - 03/15/13 09:39 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
I dont think its legal to shoot jakes in MS. May want to check on that.


Must have 6" beards.

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#3193285 - 03/15/13 09:39 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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Assuming they were taken legally, congrats to them. I love the rule that beards must be 6" in MS for adults to kill them. If you're 15 or under, you can kill any male bird in MS, regardless of age.
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#3193288 - 03/15/13 09:41 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
It may just be the way the fans are laying adnd the way they took the picture....
I think this may be the case here. Their big heads look like old birds to me.


Edited by Andy S. (03/15/13 09:42 AM)
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#3193294 - 03/15/13 09:48 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
It may just be the way the fans are laying adnd the way they took the picture....
I think this may be the case here. Their big heads look like old birds to me.


I agree with the big head thought, but the fans definitely look staggered. And I've never seen anybody take the post-hunt-cell phone-picture-to-send-to-everyone without displaying a beard(s). Maybe I'm wrong, and if so congrats to the hunters.

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#3193297 - 03/15/13 09:52 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
I've never seen anybody take the post-hunt-cell phone-picture-to-send-to-everyone without displaying a beard(s).
I thought the same thing when I first saw them.
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#3193303 - 03/15/13 09:56 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
I love the rule that beards must be 6" in MS for adults to kill them.


Me too, as long as it stays in MS ;\) \:D !

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#3193305 - 03/15/13 09:59 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
It may just be the way the fans are laying adnd the way they took the picture....
I think this may be the case here. Their big heads look like old birds to me.


I agree with the big head thought, but the fans definitely look staggered. And I've never seen anybody take the post-hunt-cell phone-picture-to-send-to-everyone without displaying a beard(s). Maybe I'm wrong, and if so congrats to the hunters.


The heads look like jakes to me. The one on the left looks like to have feathers running up the back of the head. The one on the right looks just to be swollen from being shot/stepped on. Tail fans also look like jake fans. No beards flopped out to see.

Maybe they are 15 year olds that skipped school like I used to. Good job to them.


Edited by woodsman87 (03/15/13 10:08 AM)

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#3193313 - 03/15/13 10:07 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: woodsman87]
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They were both legal birds if I understand the rules right. Both birds have beards just over 7

Edited by bowhunterfanatic (03/15/13 10:11 AM)

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#3193314 - 03/15/13 10:07 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: woodsman87]
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I'm in the woods now: no gobbles, no birds, no gunshots.
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#3193321 - 03/15/13 10:20 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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 Originally Posted By: bowhunterfanatic
They were both legal birds if I understand the rules right. Both birds have beards just over 7


I have seen a bunch of Jakes, even killed a few, and I have never ever seen a jake with a 7 inch beard. If those birds had 7 inch beards, then they literally had to tuck the beards under the bodies to hide them in the picture.

I'm not trying to call anyone out or act holier than thou, but the birds absolutely look like jakes and if so then your BIL and friend shouldn't send pictures of them, and probably wouldn't want them posted on the internet if they did. Just my unsolicited and likely unwanted advice.


Edited by Southern Sportsman (03/15/13 10:22 AM)

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#3193327 - 03/15/13 10:23 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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 Originally Posted By: bowhunterfanatic
Both birds have beards just over 7
Legal in any state, congrats to them.
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#3193331 - 03/15/13 10:28 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
I'm in the woods now: no gobbles, no birds....
You must be in one of my spots.
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#3193334 - 03/15/13 10:30 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
 Originally Posted By: bowhunterfanatic
They were both legal birds if I understand the rules right. Both birds have beards just over 7


I have seen a bunch of Jakes, even killed a few, and I have never ever seen a jake with a 7 inch beard. If those birds had 7 inch beards, then they literally had to tuck the beards under the bodies to hide them in the picture.

I'm not trying to call anyone out or act holier than thou, but the birds absolutely look like jakes and if so then your BIL and friend shouldn't send pictures of them, and probably wouldn't want them posted on the internet if they did. Just my unsolicited and likely unwanted advice.


Look like jakes to me as well. I am not calling anyone out or anything, but I have seen and been around lots of turkeys. A 7 inch beard is probably an adult bird anyways.

To me taking a picture of a longbeard gobbler without the beard is like taking a picture of a buck and leaving the antlers out, whether its a spike or 10 pointer.

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#3193340 - 03/15/13 10:35 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: woodsman87]
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 Originally Posted By: woodsman87
To me taking a picture of a longbeard gobbler without the beard is like taking a picture of a buck and leaving the antlers out......
While I agree, I have seen literally dozens of pictures of old birds that did not showcase their beards, many times because of the way the hunter chose to pose with his kill, and sometimes solely by mistake.
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#3193350 - 03/15/13 10:44 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: woodsman87
To me taking a picture of a longbeard gobbler without the beard is like taking a picture of a buck and leaving the antlers out......
While I agree, I have seen literally dozens of pictures of old birds that did not showcase their beards, many times because of the way the hunter chose to pose with his kill, and sometimes solely by mistake.


I think I made a mistake there. I actually have pictures of gobblers with no beards showing. And I don't really compare it to a buck. Turkey hunting is more about the hunt to me, and as long as its a mature gobbler, 2 years or older, I shoot him.

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#3193358 - 03/15/13 10:57 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: woodsman87]
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 Originally Posted By: woodsman87
...and as long as its a mature gobbler, 2 years or older, I shoot him.
Same here.
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#3193448 - 03/15/13 01:11 PM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Andy S.]
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Congrats to them.
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#3193450 - 03/15/13 01:11 PM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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Looks like 2 dead, male turkeys to me. Dont see any long center tailfeathers on either one.
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#3193455 - 03/15/13 01:26 PM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: woodsman87
...and as long as its a mature gobbler, 2 years or older, I shoot him.
Same here.


Yeah, I could care less about the beards and don't even keep them. I give the tail feathers to a primitive archer who uses them as fletchings, cook the feet (and spurs) down for stock and throw the beard out with the plucked feathers. It's more about the aesthetic of the hunt and the food for me.
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#3193456 - 03/15/13 01:29 PM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
...I could care less about the beards and don't even keep them.
You should sell them on eBay to help pay for gas and such. \:\)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Super-Full-Wil...=item19d9c76d1a
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#3193589 - 03/15/13 04:18 PM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Andy S.]
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#3193602 - 03/15/13 04:30 PM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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Congrats to them both!
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#3193620 - 03/15/13 04:46 PM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: J-WO]
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congrats to them!
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#3193753 - 03/15/13 07:25 PM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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Awesome! Congrats
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#3193891 - 03/15/13 08:48 PM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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I think they have them posed to be side by side with the tailfans displayed. They might be young birds, but just on that edge.

I doubt they'd be sending the pics around if the birds were not legal. Sure it's possible, but you'd have to be high-level stupid.

Too early for the jealous hunter syndrome guys. Give it a few more weeks.

Nice lookin' birds!


Edited by Orion6 (03/15/13 08:50 PM)
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#3193901 - 03/15/13 08:51 PM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: Poser
...I could care less about the beards and don't even keep them.
You should sell them on eBay to help pay for gas and such. \:\)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Super-Full-Wil...=item19d9c76d1a


I cannot believe people are actually bidding on those! Why would anyone in their right mind bid $65 for 5 turkey beards? Unbelievable!
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#3193927 - 03/15/13 09:00 PM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Orion6]
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No doubt I'm jealous. Lol maybe its just making me crazy, but i just call 'em like I see 'em. I hope everything is legal and if so, congrats to the hunters. I kinda think the 6" beard law is dumb anyway. If a man is happy shooting a jake then he aught to be allowed to. One of my favorite turkeys i ever killed was a 3 yr old with a 4" solid blonde beard. I would have been pissed if not allowed to shoot him.
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#3194261 - 03/16/13 08:58 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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Congrats to both.
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#3194288 - 03/16/13 09:37 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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#3194345 - 03/16/13 11:19 AM Re: Mississippi Success [Re: easy45]
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Very nice,congrats!
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