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#2847012 - 06/08/12 11:50 AM Re: Bearded hens [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Benelli 4 Life
but i do know what i have seen or in this case not seen over the years.
Not being a horses rear, but just because you and your buddies have not seen something does not mean it does not exist or cannot happen.
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#2847229 - 06/08/12 09:13 PM Re: Bearded hens [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Benelli 4 Life
 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.


as i said before, the bearded hen on my sister's place had poults both years that she was around.
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#2847301 - 06/09/12 02:31 AM Re: Bearded hens [Re: stik]
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i shot one on Catoosa.
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#2847338 - 06/09/12 08:24 AM Re: Bearded hens [Re: Andy S.]
Benelli 4 Life
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: Benelli 4 Life
but i do know what i have seen or in this case not seen over the years.
Not being a horses rear, but just because you and your buddies have not seen something does not mean it does not exist or cannot happen.
Very true but I did not say that it does not happen.
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#2847342 - 06/09/12 08:39 AM Re: Bearded hens [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
YEKRUT
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 Originally Posted By: Benelli 4 Life
 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.


Seen a bunch of them over the years. I see as many poults with them as I do with hens with no beards.
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#2875562 - 07/15/12 08:22 AM Re: Bearded hens [Re: Baxter83]
silentk
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i took this one last year...she had about 6 1/2"...pencil thin


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#2876179 - 07/15/12 10:25 PM Re: Bearded hens [Re: Baxter83]
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Have had 12 within range in 10 years but never pulled the trigger on one. Longest one I've had within range would have easily taped 9 inches but they are never thick. If they don't gobble and strut I really don't have any interest!
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