Joe Fuller from Holly Springs may have killed a new world record gobbler or at least a new North Carolina state record. The bird had 8 beards and scored a whopping 195.5 and is just waiting to be certified. The Thursday Outdoor section of the N&O had the story;
At first glance, Fuller thought the bird had two beards but when he got it back to his truck and laid it out on the tailgate, he and his hunting partner, Russ Zaft from Fuquay Varina, were amazed to find this bird had eight beards.
Each beard contributes to the total score along with weight and spur length by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) scoring method. The total score of 195.5 points, when certified and registered with the NWTF would best the previous world record by one and a half points.
Turkeys have really taken off in North Carolina and this is great to have a potential new world record coming out of our state. Go check out the rest of the story and find out what part of the state this big boy came out of.
Story by Dan McLaughlin AKA Moose