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luke

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Shoot a 2nd bearded hen if you had the chance? Jw what yalls thoughts where on this. I know they are very rare so what would you do? thanks
 

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They aren't that rare. No, I won't shoot a hen of any kind. Ever. Also, supposedly bearded hens produce multiple bearded gobblers. Another reason not to kill them.
 

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I tell myself I won't shoot one just because if I shoot her I potentially eliminated about 15 eggs that she won't lay now. That said I'll never say never because I could change my mind.
 

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I'd rather shoot one in the fall when I am not limited to 4 tags and birds aren't strutting and gobbling their way to the gun. Fall hunting ill kill almost any turkey, would love to kill a bearded hen sometime.
 

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not as rare in middle to west tn havent seen as many as i have in east tn though, its said to be that the bearded hens produce the multiple bearded gobblers dont know the truth to that but i would shoot one and depending on the season if i would shoot a 2nd, i like killin boss gobblers myself cause spurs are my trophy really. its kinda like killiin bobcats i'm not a trapper and i have killed 2 bobcats in rifle season would i kill another one of these years who know i guess that depends on my mood that morning. ;)
 

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spitndrum said:
not as rare in middle to west tn havent seen as many as i have in east tn though, its said to be that the bearded hens produce the multiple bearded gobblers dont know the truth to that but i would shoot one and depending on the season if i would shoot a 2nd, i like killin boss gobblers myself cause spurs are my trophy really. its kinda like killiin bobcats i'm not a trapper and i have killed 2 bobcats in rifle season would i kill another one of these years who know i guess that depends on my mood that morning. ;)

I have heard the same that's how you get you multiple bearded long beards.
 

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