Depends on the area you are hunting, for example where I live here in Lamar county we are only allowed to harvest one gobbler, some areas where there are 4 bird counties I believe you can harvest one bearded hen. as far as distinguishing a legal turkey I'll use the example in my county because we can only harvest gobblers.. There are two types of male turkeys, the Jake's and the gobblers both have some different appearances between the two, the Jake's typically have a shorter beard and the gobblers typically will have longer beards (hence the name long beard) but the other characteristic you can use to tell is that gobblers will typically have a even filled out fan where a Jake's will not be as even and filled out, the feathers in the middle of the fan will appear longer than the feathers on the outsides of the fan, and also the Jake's gobble will not sound as deep and rattling like a gobblers gobble.. anyways I hope some of these tips will have answered your questions! Good luck out there!! Oh and make sure you have purchased your upland game bird stamp before you head out! Don't want ya to get a ticket.
Edited by slick_trickster84 (04/20/17 10:02 PM)