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Using spur length to age a turkey

Use this table of information to estimate the age of your harvested turkey using the turkey's spur length.
Spur length (in.) Curvature Sharpness Age of gobbler
 Less than 1/2  None  Rounded  Less than 1 year
 1/2 to 1  Straight  Blunt  1 to 2 years
 1 to 1-1/4  Slightly curved  Pointed  2 to 3 years
 Over 1-1/4  Curved  Sharp  Older than 3 years