Bearded Hen this morning

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunters Forum' started by hailcall, May 12, 2007.

  1. hailcall

    hailcall Elite Refuge Member

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    Called her in she had a 7.5 inch beard at its longest point pretty neat my first bearded Hen we counted to three and both shot her.

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  2. LittandJake

    LittandJake Elite Refuge Member

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    what do you mean, you both shot her?:confused: nice bird though. I have never had that opportunity yet.
     
  3. hailcall

    hailcall Elite Refuge Member

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    Counted to three and we both pulled the trigger on the bird.
     
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    Maineduckhunter Elite Refuge Member

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    Nice, don't get one of those every time out.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Cool trophy:tu
     
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    Goosehunterdog Elite Refuge Member

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    I shot one quite a few years ago on the last day of the season.Congrats on the bird!!!:tu
     
  8. hailcall

    hailcall Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks Guys. I normally wouldn't even posta turkey pic up but since she was unique I figued I would. Thats the second strange thing we shot this year. I got a green pheasant in the wild this year also most call them black mutants but this thing was bettle green I will post a pic. Usually it is everyone else that gets strange critters but I have had a good year for them.
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    Seth
     
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    Dan Mallia Elite Refuge Member

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    Nice Seth!:tu
     
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    Not trying to cause any stir, just something to think about.

    Bearded hens are really not very unique. At least in the Eastern and Rio subspecies that I hunt. I see 4 or more almost every year and even a few double bearded ladies. The hens with 6" and longer beards are mature egg producers and nesters. I personally feel we damage the population by removing these birds that contribute the essence of the sport. Gobblers are excess baggage after mating the hens are the necessity.
    A one time "trophy" I guess is understandable but I hope, in general, we refrain from taking these birds just because they are legal and edible.

    It is mother's day after all!
     

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