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Live From The Woods 2022 Turkey Edition


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7 hours ago, Buckmaster7600 said:

26lbs is a giant turkey! Congrats to the A team!!!

I have lost count of how many gobblers I’ve killed and have weighed all but a few on an antique grain scale and have killed one that was a hair over 24 and many in the 19-20 range but 26 is an absolute once in a lifetime trophy in my experience!!


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I've had my hands on hundreds of dead gobblers over the past 30+ yrs and all get weighed on some certified meat hanging scales at my family butcher shop. Only a handful have cracked the 23 mark with the family record hitting 23.5...many 21-22 pounders though. A true 26 pounder would be crazy!

PS: There has never been a 200# dressed deer weighed here either. Many so called 200 pounders have dropped to 175 after actually being weighed...lol

 

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6 minutes ago, The_Real_TCIII said:


"Lets get a quick weight on him then let him go"


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That’s the bird I waited on when I had 8 jakes around me and you told me to shoot one.  Patience grasshopper lol

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2 hours ago, The_Real_TCIII said:

Last years bird was 24-25, my biggest ever. I know the scale is a POS but it weighs a 45lb plate accurately

Now I’m suspicious, did Moog , leave that plate there ?

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13 hours ago, Lawdwaz said:

Biggest I’ve shot (that I recall) was my very first bird.  Shot it in Greenwood NY in 1981 with my buddy Al.  
 

We went into the local grocery store (Red & White maybe?) in Either Greenwood, Canisteo or Hornell and asked if they’d let us weigh the bird.   They said absolutely!!

Ran out to the truck and flopped it onto the deli scale.  23lbs and a couple ounces.   
 

They aren’t the easiest things to weigh.  Regular postage type scales don’t work well and I don’t trust the old fishing scales.    
 

What scale did you use Cynthia??

I weight myself on the my home scale . The did it again holding the turkey . Then subtracted my weight  came to 26.1

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18 minutes ago, cynthiafu said:

I weight myself on the my home scale . The did it again holding the turkey . Then subtracted my weight  came to 26.1

That is a T-Rex of a bird!  You and Sweet Ol' Bill got 'er done!

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3 hours ago, WNY Bowhunter said:

I've had my hands on hundreds of dead gobblers over the past 30+ yrs and all get weighed on some certified meat hanging scales at my family butcher shop. Only a handful have cracked the 23 mark with the family record hitting 23.5...many 21-22 pounders though. A true 26 pounder would be crazy!

PS: There has never been a 200# dressed deer weighed here either. Many so called 200 pounders have dropped to 175 after actually being weighed...lol

 

 Before  Cynthia weighed her Gobbler-- I Hefted it. Never felt a Gobbler that Heavy and,I killed some 23 pounders.  I have killed more then my share. 

   I knew it would go at least 24lbs and,I was underestimating it.

 Cynthia's  Gobbler was a Beast and most definitely  26lbs.

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I was out yesterday for the first time this year. Heard some gobbles, saw 5 deer and it was a beautiful morning. Other than dealing with DEC because they got a call that people were in the woods, all in Camo and carrying guns! He was a nice guy and seemed annoyed at the call. All was good accept my back tag was still on my backpack from deer season and i didn't have it with me. He didn't give me a ticket which i thanked him for cause i deserved it...

Congrats Bill and Cynthia and the rest of you guys that scored!

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