Scoring a turkey
scoring a turkey is easy. The NWTF has developed a formula for scoring trophy gobblers. Their official scoring instructions are found here along with information on submitting a record turkey and an official entry form.
Before you begin to score your turkey, be sure to note that all measurements are taken in 1/16-inch increments and converted to decimal form. A current NWTF member or another licensed hunter from the state must verify all measurements where you harvested the bird.
Scoring a turkey instructions
Grab a pen paper and ruler and lets start scoring a turkey.
First, weigh your bird in pounds and ounces and convert to decimal form.
Next, measure each spur. Spurs must be measured along the outside center, from the point at which the spur protrudes from the scaled leg skin to the tip of the spur. Add the two spur measurements, and multiply the combined length of the spurs by 10; the product is the number of points you receive for the turkey’s spurs.
Contest categories for each subspecies include: Top Scoring Total for American Wild Turkeys; Longest Beards; Longest Spurs; Heaviest Bird; Top Scoring Non-Typical American Wild Turkeys; and Top Scoring American Wild Turkeys by Archery.
You can calculate your score by filling out the form below using numbers with decimals. There is a decimal equivalency chart to help you convert your measurements.
Scoring a turkey calculator
Good luck scoring a turkey.