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My season so far.....

My season so far.....
« on: April 27, 2014, 08:18:29 PM »
Snuck up on this jake in the woods after we saw them on the edge of the field, when we were leaving.

Shot this bearded hen Tuesday morning, while waiting on some toms to come by. She had a 7" beard....
Tennessee- The patron state of shooting stuff!

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Re: My season so far.....
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 07:04:22 AM »
Very nice, congrats.  Now, I've never seen a bearded hen before, thanks for sharing!

Re: My season so far.....
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 07:47:14 AM »
Good hunting! I miss seeing (and hearing) turkeys. Fish and Game introduced them into these mountains about twenty-five years ago, but they never took off the way they have in the rest of California. Too many bobcat and mountain lion, I'm told.
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Re: My season so far.....
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 10:28:59 AM »
The bearded hens are a freak of nature but they do exist. Nice birds.
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Re: My season so far.....
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 11:14:06 AM »
Lots of bearded hens in my parts, think it has something to do with someones car breaking down in Trinidad, Colorado or was it Santa Fe  ???

it is a nice Turkey BTW  ;D
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Re: My season so far.....
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 09:06:43 PM »
According to the NWTF,10-20% of all wild turkey hens are bearded.
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Re: My season so far.....
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2014, 10:29:43 PM »
Hens with beards; so interesting since that the main consideration on sex determination in California:

http://californiaoutdoorsqas.com/

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Re: My season so far.....
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2014, 10:31:58 PM »
oh, and I am so jealous; nice birds!

Re: My season so far.....
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2014, 08:25:43 PM »
Tennessee's law is the same.... It must be bearded. The only thing is, we have so many turkeys in my area, it doesn't hurt to shoot a hen.
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Re: My season so far.....
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2016, 08:56:18 PM »
Hens with beards; so interesting since that the main consideration on sex determination in California:

http://californiaoutdoorsqas.com/

I didn't think a beard would determine sex in California, but after Bruce who knows?????
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Re: My season so far.....
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2016, 08:35:43 AM »
 Congratulations, sounds like a good season for you. In Pennsylvania legal birds must have a beard that can be seen. It does not matter if it's a hen. The beard makes it legal here. Another example, a buck that has dropped his antlers is legal game here in doe season. That's why it's offically called antlerless season.

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Re: My season so far.....
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2016, 06:16:48 AM »
Congrats! Great looking birds and a great start to the season. At that rate you shouldn't have any trouble tagging out this year. By the looks of all that green in the back ground, I guess the rainfall has been plenty? My very first turkey was a bearded hen whose beard had a crimp in it about half way down. Still have it somewhere.   
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