Outdoor Skills - Hunting Q&A

My brother-in-law killed a fantastic turkey tom that had four beards with a combined length of 25 inches. What's the record for beards and total inches?

Field & Stream Online Editors

According to the National Wild Turkey Federation, there have been three toms taken with nine beards (all the birds were of the Eastern subspecies). The longest combined length was 72 inches, and the runner-up went 69.6 inches.