In 2017, 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 5 – 8, 2017, 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
•$200 gift card for youth winner
•$100 gift card winner’s hunting location.
Winners will be announced during the festival on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
•Have a valid hunting license.
•Register with the Chamber by Wednesday, April 5th 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 5 thru Saturday, April 8, 2017 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 8 at 1 p.m. during Turkey Fest. (Several weigh-in times are available – see below).
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.
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.
Turkeys will be scored during the following hours in Henrietta, Texas:
|Thursday, April 6||11am-12pm & 6pm-7pm||The Caboose – 202 W. Omega St.|
|Friday, April 7||11am-12pm & 6pm-7pm||The Caboose – 202 W. Omega St.|
|Saturday, April 8||12pm-1pm||Henrietta Courthouse Square|
Any Questions? Please contact Us!