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Bearded hen #7632613 10/14/19 11:09 PM
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Had a bearded hen show up to my feeder 3 times this weekend. Sucks that fall turkey season hasn’t started yet. Anyone else ever see or shoot a bearded hen?

Re: Bearded hen [Re: bigjoe8565] #7632642 10/14/19 11:32 PM
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I just realized I screwed up. I looked at the gun season dates for fall turkey.

Re: Bearded hen [Re: bigjoe8565] #7632747 10/15/19 01:11 AM
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I shot one years ago when in college. Since then I have let many of them walk.

Check the regs for your county if there is a Fall rifle season it is included in archery season as far as I know. Guess from your last post you found that bang

Re: Bearded hen [Re: bigjoe8565] #7632764 10/15/19 01:27 AM
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I could kick myself for not looking at the seasons more carefully. I shot a 5 bearded turkey last year and liked the oddity of a bearded hen.

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Shot this one a couple years back. [Linked Image]

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I see them every year. We have some very large hen groups and there is usually at least one bearded hen in the mix.

Re: Bearded hen [Re: bigjoe8565] #7633581 10/15/19 11:17 PM
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I have been watching this ole gal (I think it is the same turkey) for about four years, she comes by the blind sometimes like she isn't bothered by me at all.
Someone on here once commented that bearded hens make for multi-bearded toms. I have no idea if this true or not.

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Re: Bearded hen [Re: Simple Searcher] #7633623 10/16/19 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Simple Searcher
I have been watching this ole gal (I think it is the same turkey) for about four years, she comes by the blind sometimes like she isn't bothered by me at all.
Someone on here once commented that bearded hens make for multi-bearded toms. I have no idea if this true or not.

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Well I did shoot the 5 bearded turkey and have several tons with 2 beards running around the lease now

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