Hey Tony,I should have mentioned, the 19 pounder (mine) had an 11" beard, and the 20.5 pounder had a 9.5" beard.
I've had that happen too, in years past. This year was a different story, I had to really work for the bird I got, but it was worth it.Great story, Sparky.
This year was my first turkey, too, in my fourth year of turkey hunting.
I could have had one a few years back, if I was left handed.
This year, there were so few hens and so many toms on the farm we hunted, that the competition for hens was fierce! They charged the decoys so hard & so fast we had to shoot in self defense!