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Offline ande4114

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60 lb turkey
« on: April 19, 2005, 02:09:19 PM »
THIS IS NO CRAP.... MY BROTHER RECENTLY KILLED A 60 LB TOM IN SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA NEAR McCOOK....YEAH I KNOW THE PREVIOUS WORLD RECORD WAS 32 LBS....BUT ITS 60, WE HAVE SHOWN IT TO THE NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMISSION AND THEY BELIEVE IT IS AROUND TEN YEARS OLD...IT HASNT BEEN IN A TREE FOR OVER 4 YEARS THEY SAY...BIOLOGISTS ARE COMING IN TO IDENTIFY IF IT IS IN FACT A WILD BIRD THAT WOULD ALMOST DOUBLE THE PREVIOUS WORLD RECORD......ANY QUESTIONS JUST RESPOND......

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Re: 60 lb turkey
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2005, 02:23:08 AM »
Will you be marinading that bird and what's a guy gotta do to get invited to that turkey dinner???  :twisted:
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Re: 60 lb turkey
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2005, 09:10:01 PM »
No offense, but I don't believe it.  If the bird is certified, then I'll believe it.  I've seen and heard of too many such critters for it to believeable.  If the turkey hasn't been in a tree in 4 years, something would have killed it in that amount of time, especially at night.  If it hasn't been in a tree, it can't fly.  If it can't fly, it's a gonner.  I shot a coyote a few years ago that had chased and brought down a 6 month old deer and was getting ready to kill it before I stepped in.  If a coyote can chase down a deer (which happens all the time), then believing that a coyote can bring down an old, fat turkey that can't fly isn't that hard.
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Re: 60 lb turkey
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2005, 08:09:11 AM »
I don't believe it either. Let's compare it to domestic birds that commonly reach weights of 30 plus pounds. These domestic birds are no where near as healthy nor as robust as their wild ancesters. For one they are unable to successfully breed and must be manipulated by man to produce off spring. The most telling thing is that domestic birds are short lived. Not due to the buther but due to cardiac failure. The giant domestic breeds rarely live longer than the age of two and usually sucumb to heart failure. Evidently in breeding for a large meat bird breeders were successful in creating large muscle mass but not the internal organs that must support that mass.
If indeed a true 60lb turkey has been taken please provide documentation. I am sure there are those who would love to do some research into this bird if it exists.
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Re: 60 lb turkey
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2005, 04:54:32 PM »
Ah, come on fellas. I never said I believed it, but could you imagine 60lbs of prime dark meat?  :-P That would make for a great sandwich! :mrgreen: Seriously, though, even if it was documented, what would that change? Don't you think somebody could live trap a turkey and raise it until it was that big. I'm not familiar with turkey physiology, but I don't see why it couldn't happen.
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Re: 60 lb turkey
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2005, 08:10:26 PM »
I'm guessing about the only way that it would happen is if they fed the turkey lead (as a food, not as a "shot").  You've got to consider that most turkeys are around 20 lbs.  For one to go 3x as much is a stretch, by anyone's standards.  Don't you think that before now someone would have taken a 40 lb turkey, 45, or maybe even a 50 lb.?????  3x the norm is a hoax, without being documented.

That's like someone killing a 600 B&C typical whitetail that weighed 900 lbs.  Just a little hard to believe. ^-^
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In all seriousness, the Marlin is a great rifle, too. I own a Model 60, one of the best rifles ever made.
Brownings are nice, but in terms of quality AND accuarcy AND ruggedness, it's hard to beat the Marlin.
California sucks that's it.

 


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