Would You Shoot a Bearded Hen?

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  1. Bowhunting.com Staff

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    They get a pass
     
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    I am an equal opportunity turkey killer. If they get too close and I've got a tag, I'm shooting.
     
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    I have a family friend I allow to hunt my farms that killed one this spring. We have a lot of them around here for some reason.
     
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    Bearded hens are becoming more common these days.

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    Bearded hens with sideburns that are obese shoot them in the face before they reproduce.
     
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    What if it’s a hen that identifies as a male?
     
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    I can see that lawsuit now, lol.
    Guy shoots a hen in a Tom's only season, and then argues that the hen identifies as a Tom so it was therefore legal to take.
     
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    No, I have passed on several in the Spring and Fall.
     
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    I shot one years ago!...I have it on a plaque at home, however I wish I would have gotten a full body mount done on it because it will probably be my last one I'd ever shoot!!
     
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    Just shot one today thought it was a big jake. Sure enough bearded hen. My first turkey
     
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    Yes. I already have shot a bearded hen. It was my first turkey with a bow.
     
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    And what took so long for us to go there.
     
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    "Shooting bearded hens is illllllleeeegal at Bushwood, sir. And I never slice! *slices* Dangit, Spaulding."
     

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    I'd never shoot a bearded hen, but I've gotten my share of bearded clams over the years. :biggrin:
     
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    I never understood why shooting a hen is such a big deal. Unless they are being protected to bring low population numbers up, how is it any different than shooting a doe? I don’t turkey hunt because hunting for meat I can buy at the grocery store in unappealing. I am going to kill an animal for food, I want something I cantget at the store.


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