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Archerysniper

Two beards?

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These are my hot dates for Wed morning. Just wondering what you guys thought of the closer bird it looks like he has two beards, I have a picture from last fall of a tom on that property that definatly had to beards and think this is the same bird but grew alot since last fall.

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Sweet paint brush, if not a double. I vote no, but I've never personally seen a bird with multiples first hand.

Are you bringing your heart meds? grin

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Nice date...looks like an all nighter!

I just got back from archery practice with turkey head targets and had to see this! Hope you score big time. My hunt isn't till "D".

Good luck

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Could be. I've seen a lot of birds where the beard root is sort of shaped like an 8, like there's a dent in each side. On those the tassles hang so it looks like 2. That old boy just might have 2. I hope you stick him and find out for sure.

Where in NB are you? My old man is toward sunrise, that's where we hunt. Got some pics of a bunch of nice toms off the camera today, plenty of jakes too.

Biggest bird I ever registered for anyone was a 26.5lb gobbler with actual 1 3/8 spurs, and 5, yes 5 beards. One big 10" job about as wide as 2 fingers, a 8" about like a thumb, a 5" like a pencil and two more little guys thinner than a pencil and about 4"-5". All the beards had completely separate origins. Really a cool bird. Killed by an old guy in Polk Co, farmer in his 60s out for the first time ever, on his own land, with his son. Really neat to see. I think I've only ever seen 2 or maybe 3 other birds with 2.

Go get that guy!

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Multiple beards are not really that uncommon. I've shot two with two beards and one with five over the years. My partner shot a double bearded one the same day as my 5 er.

Hope you git him!

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It's tough to tell untill you get your hands on it and sort it out. I've seen split beards, were i would of paid money that coming in i swore it was a double. So you'll have to wait till wed to find out. But good luck and let us know how it turns out.

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