Battle of the Beards
Win $2,000 cash prize and more!

In 2019, we are encouraging all turkey hunters in Texas and Oklahoma to participate in Battle of the Beards. So, TX and OK, let’s bag some turkey from April 10-13, 2019, and come on out to Turkey Fest with your families to submit those winning gobblers.

The Battle of the Beards is an amateur turkey hunting competition that was previously only open to participants hunting in Clay or the surrounding counties. For the last ten years, we’ve marketed Turkey Fest as the #1 weekend to hunt turkey in Texoma! The demand for hunting properties has grown but many Clay County landowners already have their land leased or they donate their property for the World Championship.


•$2,000 cash prize and two tickets to the Full Strut Banquet for Adult winner
• Belt Buckle for youth winner
Winners will be announced during the festival on Saturday, April 13, 2019.


•Have a valid hunting license.
•Register with the Chamber by Wednesday, April 10th at 5:00 pm.
•Pay the registration fee.
•Hunt in Texas or Oklahoma on private property, lease, or land from a landowner whom you have permission from Wednesday, April 10 thru Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1 p.m.
•Turkey must be legally harvested and properly tagged according to the most recent Texas Hunting Guide when brought in for measurement.
•Submit your bird by April 13 at 1 p.m. during Turkey Fest. (Several weigh-in times are available – see below).

Make sure to complete both forms below:

Battle of the Beards Entry

2019 TF Liability Release

An adult who reaches the age of 17 years on or before the beginning of the current contest.

A youth who does not reach the age of 17 years on or before the beginning of the current contest.

Scoring Method

Winner will be decided by the total score according to the National Wild Turkey Federation Scoring System:

•Weight of Bird (pounds and ounces, convert to decimal)
•Length of Spur (convert to decimal, add both measurements and multiply by 10)
•Length of Beard (convert to decimal and multiply by 2)
•Add total points for final score
•Other: All measurements taken to the nearest 1/16 of an inch.

Turkey Submission Schedule

Turkeys will be scored during the following hours in Henrietta, Texas:

Thursday, April 11 12 pm – 1 pm & 6 pm – 7 pm The Caboose – 202 W. Omega St.
Friday, April 12 12 pm – 1 pm & 6 pm – 7 pm The Caboose – 202 W. Omega St.
Saturday, April 13 12 pm – 1 pm Henrietta Courthouse Square

Any Questions? Please contact Us!

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