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Turkey Records

The NWTF’s Wild Turkey Records Program began in the fall of 1982 and has amassed more than 27,000 registered birds.

hunter holding up a harvested turkey to shot off the spurs

Wild Turkey Records

Click the above image to view the interactive turkey records map.

View our interactive map to search our wild turkey records and discover where to find the largest birds in the country.

  • Each pin represents an individual county where birds have been registered in the program.
  • Easily search the database by using the search function at the top of the page, or simply zoom in and out on the map.
  • Then click on the turkey push pin to bring up an information window that displays the total number of birds harvested in that county and the average and top score, weight, beard and spur length of the birds recorded in that county.

Explore below to learn more about how to register and score your bird using our scoring calculator. Also learn about Slams and search our Wild Turkey Records Database.

Register Your Wild Turkey Harvest Online

Begin Registering Your Bird
Register Your Wild Turkey Harvest by Mail
Wild Turkey Records Form

How to Score a Turkey

Before you begin to score your turkey, be sure to note that all measurements are taken in 1/16-inch increments and converted to decimal form. A conversion chart for measurements is located at the bottom of this page.

Step 1:

Weigh your bird in pounds and ounces and convert ounces to decimal form.

Step 2:

Measure each spur. Spurs must be measured along the outside center, from the point at which the spur protrudes from the scaled leg skin to the tip of the spur. Add both spur measurements and multiply the combined length of the spurs by 10. This is the number of points you receive for the turkey’s spurs.

Step 3:

Measure the beard length (a beard must be measured from the center point of the protrusion of the skin to the tip) and convert it to decimal form.

Next, multiply the beard length figure by 2; this is the number of points you receive for the beard length. If you have an atypical bird (multiple beards), measure each beard, convert them to a decimal number, then add those figures together and multiply by two. This is the number of points you receive for your turkey’s beards.

Step 4:

Add together the weight, the points for spurs and points for beard(s): This is the score you receive for your turkey.

Conversion Chart

1/16 = .0625
2/16 = .125
3/16 = .1875
4/16 = .25

5/16 = .3125
6/16 = .375
7/16 = .4375
8/16 = .5

9/16 = .5625
10/16 = .625
11/16 = .6875
12/16 = .75

13/16 = .8125
14/16 = .875
15/16 = .9375
16/16= 1

Enter the weight of your bird

Enter the spur length of your bird (in decimals)

Enter the beard length of your bird (in decimals)

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