Last year Tennessee got a new state record whitetail, which was confirmed as the largest hunter killed whitetail on record. Now it looks like they might have a new State record Wild Turkey.
According to the Tennessee Wildlife Agency’s Facebook page, Cord Maddox, 23, of Huntington, bagged a gobbler in Henry County could beat the previous record set in 2016 in East Tennessee. Cord’s pending score of 89.562 has edged the previous mark of 89.50.
As of right now we are waiting on the National Wild Turkey Federation to certify the measurements.
For those not familiar with how the scoring system works, It is a combination of weight, beard length, and length of both spurs. It was the spurs that caught the attention of Cord when he and his hunting pal Travis Ward walked up on the bird.
Here are the measurements that are pending certification from the NWTF:
Beard length: 12 7/16 inches
Right spur: 2 1/6
Left spur: 1 7/8
Total score: 89.5625
Congratulations on a awesome bird.
You can see The Tennessee Wildlife Agency’s post HERE