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Measuring Spurs and Beards

Measuring a Turkey Spur

Measuring Spurs:
Measure each spur in inches and report the longer of the two measurements. Spurs must be measured along the bottom curve, from where the spur protrudes from the leg to the tip of the spur. A flexible tape provides the most accurate measurement.


Photo Courtesy of National Wild Turkey Federation

Measuring a Turkey Beard

Measuring Beards:
Beards must be measured from the center of the beard (where beard is attached to the skin) to the longest portion of the beard tip. Pull the beard straight out when measuring and measure to the longest beard strand.


Photo Courtesy of National Wild Turkey Federation

More information on scoring your turkey and entering your turkey into the record books can be found on the National Wild Turkey Federation'sn site under "How to Score Your Wild Turkey."