Farm Bureau's Big Bird Contest
To be eligible for the contest, you must register prior to the registatration deadline and be over the age of 18 to enter. You must also be a member of one of the following county Farm Bureaus: Walton County Farm Bureau, Newton Couny Farm Bureau, Oconee County Farm Bureau, Barrow County Farm Bureau, Morgan County Farm Bureau.
All participants must register by March 22, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. The contest officially starts on Saturday March 23, 2024 when the youth/special opportunity season starts. The contest ends May 15, 2024 when the season goes out statewide.
You must be registered in order to win. Contact your local Farm Bureau office to register.
The first place winner will receive a Mossberg Silver Reserve Eventide Turkey over/under 20 GA in Greenleaf. The second place winner will receive a Savage Arms Stevens 301 Turkey single shot 20 GA in Bottomland, and also a Farm Bureau Insurance Bottomland hat and a custom call. The third place winner will receive a Turkey Hunter’s Prize Pack that includes a Farm Bureau Insurance Bottomland hat, assorted custom calls from Tom Teaser and Towaliga Tom Taker, and Bottomland Shirt in winner’s size.
The turkey has to be taken legally in Georgia. Hunters must abide by all state hunting regulations and laws. The DNR confirmation number for the tag will be required to register a bird. Photos of measurements for scoring will be required. The photos must include: beard length, spur lengths and overall length (overall length is from the tip of the snood to the tip of the tail feathers). The turkey cannot be harvested on a guided/paid hunt. The turkey must be submitted by the end of the season to be considered. Winner must be able to legally possess a firearm, and the winner must pick it up from the FFL dealer.
Entries will be judged and winner(s) will be selected based on the highest scoring turkey. The formula to score a turkey is as follows: overall length + beard length in inches, multiplied by 2 + left spur length, multiplied by 10 + right spur length, multiplied by 10. Photos of all measurements are required.