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#2845293 - 06/05/12 09:48 PM Re: Bearded hens [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
Setterman
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I am sorry, and hope to not offend too terribly bad with this next statement. I do think hens should be killed, anytime no matter if they are bearded or not, whether they are in the spring or fall.

I was just raised differently and in the south we were raised that turkeys should be hunted in the spring, and hens were absolutely sacred.

I am not saying it is right or wrong, but looking at a dead hen does zero for me, and I personally think it isn't much of an accomplishment. Bearded hens aren't exactly rare, and every hen that dies in the spring is potentially 12 or more turkeys which will never roam the woods.

No offense to anyone in particular, and feel to flame away, but those are my personal feelings.

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#2845471 - 06/06/12 07:43 AM Re: Bearded hens [Re: Setterman]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Setterman
I am sorry, and hope to not offend too terribly bad with this next statement. I do think hens should be killed, anytime no matter if they are bearded or not, whether they are in the spring or fall.
I am pretty sure you left out the most important word, "not". \:\)


Edited by Andy S. (06/06/12 09:38 AM)
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#2846519 - 06/07/12 02:38 PM Re: Bearded hens [Re: Baxter83]
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Ive killed 2 myself. One here in TN and one in Kansas. 5 and 8 inch beards.
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#2846548 - 06/07/12 03:27 PM Re: Bearded hens [Re: pledbetter]
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 Originally Posted By: pledbetter
Just wondering how many of you have shot a bearded hen


No, but i do work with a couple.

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#2846568 - 06/07/12 04:03 PM Re: Bearded hens [Re: StalkingWolf]
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\:D
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#2846599 - 06/07/12 05:25 PM Re: Bearded hens [Re: Baxter83]
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LOL @ StalkingWolf. That's funny.
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#2846603 - 06/07/12 05:38 PM Re: Bearded hens [Re: Andy S.]
pledbetter
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LMAO @ stalkingwolf , thats terrible , hahahaha. Maybe you need to take 'em hunting?
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#2846679 - 06/07/12 08:29 PM Re: Bearded hens [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
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 Originally Posted By: Benelli 4 Life
. Might as well kill em,I havent ever seen one with poults.


A bearded hen has poults at the same rate as a non bearded hen.
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#2846958 - 06/08/12 10:05 AM Re: Bearded hens [Re: YEKRUT]
Benelli 4 Life
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 Originally Posted By: YEKRUT
 Originally Posted By: Benelli 4 Life
. Might as well kill em,I havent ever seen one with poults.


A bearded hen has poults at the same rate as a non bearded hen.
So says the "experts". Have you ever seen one because i sure aint and neither has anybody that turkey hunts in my area. I'm not an expert by no means but i do know what i have seen or in this case not seen over the years.
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#2847011 - 06/08/12 11:48 AM Re: Bearded hens [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
Andy S.
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For those that did not see it in my other post. This study showed they both (bearded and non-bearded hens) produced poults at the same rate. Productivity of Bearded Wild Turkey Hens in South Texas
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