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Tail feathers?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by map@neo, Oct 1, 2007.

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  1. map@neo

    map@neo Member

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    What is the longest tail feathers on a "ringneck rooster" you ever harvested?
    I heard that in some some states it's like measuring a huge whitetail buck!!!
    Just curious as how long they might grow.
    Boy, I sure do miss those Kansas and Dakota hunts.
    Thanks.
    MAP
     
  2. Luckyman

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    When I hunted in SD it was the length of the spurs and the tail feathers that indicated the age of the bird but I think the length of the spurs was looked at and really measured.
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    28". Most small town taverns in rooster country have tail feather contests. Three footers are about the max.
     
  4. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    I killed one down here in Texas one year that had 56 inch tail feathers and spurs that were 5 and half inches. Darn bird had to walk bow-legged.


    Gne J
     
  5. map@neo

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    Trapshootin hippie,

    Bow legged? Is that why it is called a "cock bird"?

    MAP
     
  6. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Prolly so.

    Gne J
     
  7. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    I think from memory my best was 26" or so in Iowa. Long time ago though.
     
  8. timb99

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    Longest I ever recall actually measuring (on a bird my cousin downed) was just short of 30"

    I've never seen any approaching anywhere near 36" though. Not to say its not possible.
     
  9. 25 nout

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    Mott, ND After many years, 24 inch on a native bird was outstanding!!!
     
  10. dbcook

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    trapshootin hippie. that bird you described was one of the smaller ones that we run out of iowa. they get in the way of our prize birds. dwain
     
  11. Bruce Specht

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    Shoot a wild Rooster in S.D. 22" tail feather longest for me
     
  12. likes-to-shoot

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    Trapshootin hippie..........whatever your smokin you could make big money with it

    dbc61451, looks like another good year here in Iowa for bird numbers!!

    Bill
     
  13. nobull

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    i got a 26 on my desk
     
  14. THE POSTMAN

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    I checked the tail feathers of the ones I killed in Ipswich,South Dakota and
    they were 22-22 1/2" long.Boy I can't wait to get back (Oct 27) and shoot the
    ones that got away;their feathers must be really long.
     
  15. gotbass

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    When the hippie saw the peacock he thought all those pretty colors was from his drugs. He jumped to t he conclusion that it was a pheasant.
     
  16. timb99

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    Well, in his defense, I think they are related. Both pheasants and peacocks belong to the family Phasianidae and the order Galliform
     
  17. cubancigar2000

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    Lived in SD and hunted there for years. I have several at home that are 25 -27 inches but never seen one any longer
     
  18. trapshootin hippie

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    Gotbass, you mean that those big birds running around in the yard aren't pheasants. They have long tails with lots of color, and they can spread the tail out to look like a big fan. They have little colorful circles on the ends of the feathers. Can't shoot more than one though, as there isn't room in the back of my hunting vest to stuff em in for the trip home. Gotta kinda throw em over the shoulder and head to the house after the first one. I know they aren't turkeys, cause I never hear em gobble. They gotta be pheasants!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Catpower

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    Hippie those are not pheasants here in these woods ther called Road Runners!
     
  20. trapshootin hippie

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    Jd, that reminds me of the two guys from Kansas that was in East TExas to do some quail hunting. Farmer told em to go on and shoot a few and check back on the way out. When they came back by on the way out they had 7 roadrunners in the bag. Farmer asked em what the hell they killed all the roadrunners for and they told him that they thought they were awful skinny pheasants, they wouldnt fly, just run off.
     
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