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NJ Woods & Water 2024 Youth Turkey Hunting Contest Rules, Signups and Donations

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Welcome to the Official NJ Woods & Water 2024 Youth Turkey Hunting Contest!  Please read all of the rules below and reply to the topic with which contest you'd like to enter if you'd like to participate!  :up:



Reference Links:


Contest Entry Fees

Individual Contest: FREE

Paypal Link to donate to the NJW&W 2024 Adult or Youth Turkey Hunting Contest!  (Please select Youth Contest in the dropdown)


Contest Rules

1. NJ Birds only. Must be taken with a gun, bow, or crossbow.

2. All F&G laws in effect.

3. Limit ONE bird per contestant.  However, you may upgrade to a larger bird during the course of the season if you harvest a higher scoring bird.

4. You must report all turkeys in the contest entries topic with the following requirements:

  • Your entry must include a picture of you with the turkey
  • Your entry must include all of the turkey's beard lengths and pictures of each beard length 
  • Your entry must include both of the turkey's spur lengths and pictures of each spur length
  • Your entry must include the spur and beard scoring portions of the NWTF score (https://www.nwtf.org/the-lifestyle/turkey-records-home)

NWTF reference for measuring:

Spur measuring:

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 both spur measurements and multiply the combined length of the spurs by 10. This is the number of points you receive for the turkey’s spurs.

Beard measuring:

Measure the beard length (a beard must be measured from the center point of the protrusion of the skin to the tip) and convert it to decimal form.

Next, multiply the beard length figure by 2; this is the number of points you receive for the beard length. If you have an atypical bird (multiple beards), measure each beard, convert them to a decimal number, then add those figures together and multiply by two. This is the number of points you receive for your turkey’s beards.

5. Scores will be the total of the NWTF scoring portions for spur and beard measurements

6. Individual Contest signup period is open for entire season, however entries will be valid only for birds taken after the you has been entered into the contest!

7. Contest runs the entire legal NJ spring gobbler season.  All birds must be entered within 7 days after the end of the spring gobbler season.


Contest Participants

  1. Jake sponsored by @bushden

  2. Colton sponsored by @bushden

  3. Colin sponsored by @Tally833

  4. Declan sponsored by @Tally833

  5. AJ sponsored by @Bonefreak

  6. Grayce sponsored by @nb6624

  7. Jaxson sponsored by @Bone collector 85



Contest Donations


  1. NJ Woods & Water
  2. @bushden
  3. @Tally833
  4. @nb6624
  5. @Swamprat


Total Monetary Donations:  $350


Individual Item Donations:

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Sign the kids up

Jake Bush  12YO

Colton Bush 12YO

Over the years the US has sent many of its fine young men & women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return, is enough to bury those that did not return. COLIN POWELL





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