REALLY BIG turkeys in Oregon

Vermin93

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I was surprised to see that 3 of the top 5 heaviest turkeys ever recorded by the NWTF were Rio Grande turkeys from Oregon. That is pretty amazing. I wonder what the reasons are for Oregon producing these huge turkeys?

1. Oregon Rio Grande 2002: 37.125 lbs
2. (tie) Iowa Eastern 2001: 35.8125 lbs
2. (tie) Oregon Rio Grande 2001: 35.8125 lbs
4. Oregon Rio Grande 2005: 35.75 lbs
5. Wisconsin Eastern 2003: 34.5 lbs
 

AT Hiker

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catman529 said:
Genetics, soil, and a 1 tom limit.

Hahaha

I dont know, but cool wet weather is not typical turkey weather but they still seem to grow them, unless these birds came from the Eastern part of the state.
 

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