Winchester hunter tags a record size gobbler | The Peoples Defender

Jamie Nesbitt poses with his 24 pound gobbler taken on opening day of Ohio’s turkey season.

By Tom Cross

Jamie Nesbitt of Winchester tagged what might end up being one of the biggest gobblers harvested in the state this year. According to the National Wild Turkey Federation’s record list, Nesbitt’s gobbler would be the 34th largest turkey ever taken in Ohio. Nesbitt’s big gobbler weighed 24 pounds and had an 11-1/4 inch beard with spurs 1-3/4 and 1-1/2 inches long. Nesbitt bagged the gobbler on opening day of Ohio’s turkey season in northern Brown County.

Nesbitt knew his hunting area well having taken a gobbler from the same place last year.

“I set my blind up about 40 yards from the woods edge in a weedy field that turkeys have been visiting regularly,” said Nesbitt. “About 8:00 a.m. a group of gobblers responded to my call; there was five or six bird’s altogether. I could see one gobbler was much bigger then the others and when the bachelor group was close enough and the big tom offered a clear shot I took it. The gobbler was about 45 yards away when I shot and down it went.”  Click Link Below For Full Story!

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  1. This year I killed a 23 1/2 pound gobbler with a 10 inch beard and 1 1/4 inch question would be what this gobbler would rank in Ohio? I scored it at 68.5

  2. myhuntingandfishing says:

    I would go here for more information. Should be able to locate Ohio records.

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