Mathews Inc.
Beard displays
Turkey
Contributors to this thread:
pirogue 17-Jun-16
Charlie Rehor 18-Jun-16
GhostBird 18-Jun-16
GhostBird 18-Jun-16
brianhood 18-Jun-16
GhostBird 18-Jun-16
pirogue 18-Jun-16
GhostBird 18-Jun-16
GhostBird 18-Jun-16
trkyslr 19-Jun-16
GhostBird 19-Jun-16
GhostBird 19-Jun-16
trail hound 19-Jun-16
GhostBird 19-Jun-16
pirogue 20-Jun-16
writer 20-Jun-16
writer 20-Jun-16
Jasper 21-Jun-16
EmbryOklahoma 21-Jun-16
trkyslr 21-Jun-16
tommygun 21-Jun-16
tadpole 22-Jun-16
GhostBird 22-Jun-16
CJE 22-Jun-16
albino 21-Jul-16
Mad_Angler 26-Jul-16
loopmtz 28-Jul-16
albino 20-Aug-16
Pat Lefemine 30-Aug-16
From: pirogue
17-Jun-16
Anyone care to show a pic of how you display beards, if multiple, and not necessarily displayed with fans. Thanks

18-Jun-16

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Turks and Bears! It must be Spring:)

From: GhostBird
18-Jun-16

GhostBird's embedded Photo
GhostBird's embedded Photo
Beards & spurs strung together and hanging on a wooden curtain rod.

From: GhostBird
18-Jun-16

GhostBird's embedded Photo
GhostBird's embedded Photo

From: brianhood
18-Jun-16
Nice display ghost bird.

Looks like you share my passion for turkey hunting.

From: GhostBird
18-Jun-16
Thanks, that's about half of them. Been a little lax at getting the more recent ones strung up the last few years.

From: pirogue
18-Jun-16
Thanks. Ghost bird, hard to zoom in, but is the string attached to skin, or just ran thru the hairs?

From: GhostBird
18-Jun-16

GhostBird's embedded Photo
GhostBird's embedded Photo
I cut the beard off leaving a small amount of skin to wrap a thin piece of leather around. Flesh it out good and cover it with salt and/or borax to dry. Take a thin piece of leather, soak it in water, and tightly wrap it around the skin. When it dries it will shrink and hold tight. I also write the date and a reminder of the place of the kill on the spur leg bones with a Sharpie.

From: GhostBird
18-Jun-16
Forgot to mention, I make a small loop of leather to hang the beard from and capture it under the wrap.

From: trkyslr
19-Jun-16
Ghostbird I like it!

From: GhostBird
19-Jun-16

GhostBird's embedded Photo
GhostBird's embedded Photo
I've had a few PMs asking for close ups of my method, so one more photo. If anyone has more questions, just ask here or send PM.

From: GhostBird
19-Jun-16

GhostBird's embedded Photo
GhostBird's embedded Photo
Multiple beards are a little more tricky.

From: trail hound
19-Jun-16
That's the nicest display I've ever seen. Makes me wish I would have been a little more diligent about keeping beards and spurs. Seems like they always laid around in the garage until they'd end up in the garbage. Not all of them though. I have kept some fans and have a flying mount and a strut mount.

From: GhostBird
19-Jun-16
Another thing worth mentioning is the thinner the width of the leather strip is for the wrap portion the better. With a thin piece you can get more wraps. You can split a leather lace with a razor blade or exacto if you can't find thin leather lacing.

From: pirogue
20-Jun-16
Thanks Ghostbird for the close ups and descriptions.

From: writer
20-Jun-16
Neat...most of mine are displayed in about four different gallon ziplock bags in the freezer. Someday...

From: writer
20-Jun-16
Neat...most of mine are displayed in about four different gallon ziplock bags in the freezer. Someday...

Chris...how do you display yours?

You take all things turkey hunting pretty seriously, I'd like to see..., please.

From: Jasper
21-Jun-16

Jasper's embedded Photo
Jasper's embedded Photo
Ghost, very impressive board....wow! Mine is similar but made out of water oak limbs

21-Jun-16

EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
I dry them out with borax and throw them in this "box" thingy ma-jigger. My thirst for killing turkeys fell off the map about ten years ago when our SE Oklahoma population went into major decline.

This is about half of the ones that aren't with traditional fan displays or didn't get torn up by the cats or a few that's in the freezer.

Ghostbird, that's a lot of turkey killing, man!

From: trkyslr
21-Jun-16
Michael, I had three similar type boards as Jaspers about 4 feet in length and then moved a couple years ago with plans to change and lengthen the holder for the beards. Still haven't finished yet. Soon hopefully.

From: tommygun
21-Jun-16

tommygun's MOBILE embedded Photo
tommygun's MOBILE embedded Photo

Starter project. More holes to fill

From: tadpole
22-Jun-16

tadpole's embedded Photo
tadpole's embedded Photo
One of a kind, hand carved, signed, dated, Indian face mount ...only available from one taxidermist in the country...he calls it "Chief Thunder Chicken".

Extra beards and spurs can be attached at no extra charge...even a second tail across the bottom.

From: GhostBird
22-Jun-16
Nice displays guys. Love the indian display.

From: CJE
22-Jun-16

CJE's embedded Photo
CJE's embedded Photo
A few in my room downstairs that are not on fans. I wish I would of done the Spurs like Ghostbird, that's a great idea.

From: albino
21-Jul-16
Great ideas guys. I should have got on here sooner. Mine are hanging on pegs, tied with a heavy thread & the spurs threaded through. Never thought to write the date on them. I like the rod or pole idea as it sure makes a mess when the Grandkids knock them down. What did you do to get the bone behind the spurs White? Mine still have the leg skin on. This is my first post on here so I will figure out how to post a pic.

From: Mad_Angler
26-Jul-16

Mad_Angler's embedded Photo
Mad_Angler's embedded Photo
albino,

Just boil the spurs for an hour or two. The skin and tendons will fall off like a good roast.

The sheath around the spur itself might fall off too. Just slide it back on while everything is still wet. It will be firmly in place when dry.

From: loopmtz
28-Jul-16
Sweet thread!

From: albino
20-Aug-16

albino's embedded Photo
albino's embedded Photo
Thanks for the info. I will see if I can get a pic on here. I'm behind on getting my beards done also.

From: Pat Lefemine
30-Aug-16
Nice

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