Hunting Turkey Hunting

New World Record Gobbler

Record_turkey SPECIAL REPORT—Hunting spring gobblers in his home state of North Carolina on April 19, 2008, Joseph Fuller pulled the trigger on one special turkey: the new world record.

It’s been confirmed. The National Wild Turkey Federation has recognized the Eastern gobbler as accumulating a total score of 195.5000 points. That’s no typo, Strut Zoners!

Edgecombe, NC was the location.

Eight beards drooped of the gobbler’s chest, the longest measuring 11.1250 inches.

The gobbler weighed a hefty 23.5000 pounds.

Both spurs taped a matching 1.2500 inches.

What calls did Fuller use? Both a diaphragm and a slate . . .—Steve Hickoff