The quality of a trophy turkey should be based entirely on the quality of the hunt, not on the length of beard or spurs. Last year, for instance, I shot a genuine trophy bird. It had the widest, longest beard of any turkey I have ever killed along with some very sharp spurs. There wasn't much to the hunt itself, however. I was walking and calling and I heard a faint gobble. I snuck to a field edge where I spotted the tom 200 yards away and walking my direction. I sat at the edge of the field and called some more. The turkey didn't react at all but it never stopped walking my way, either, so I put my calls on the ground, shouldered my gun and let him walk into range.