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bearded hen

Postby fallhunt » May 2nd, 2012, 10:40 am

I shot a bearded hen yesterday that could hardly walk. It took 45 min. to get into 10 yrds., 35 min. before I could see a beard and 10 min. to come out from behind a big oak tree. When she steped out I was at full draw and it was over. While tagging I saw one of her toes was black and almost cut off. Maybe last fall a bowhunter in a treestand thought they were going to fill a tag. They do live a hard life.

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Re: bearded hen

Postby misoiltester » May 2nd, 2012, 12:34 pm

They outlawed shooting them here. ;)
Only shot 2, and the last one had an egg inside of it, when I cleaned it :o
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Re: bearded hen

Postby fallhunt » May 2nd, 2012, 1:13 pm

I never thought to look to see if there was an egg in her.The feathers between the legs were gone but I thought they sat the nest more with the front of the breast becouse the beards kink on hens with longer beards due to sitting. I wouldn't have shot her had she not been limping so bad.

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Re: bearded hen

Postby retranger » May 2nd, 2012, 1:54 pm

Don't know where HERE is. In NY you can take a bearded bird.
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Re: bearded hen

Postby bamabirdbuster13 » May 2nd, 2012, 3:47 pm

we had one we were trying to kill she looked to have about an 7 or 8 inch beard. we quit seeing her after we figured we could kill her.
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Re: bearded hen

Postby fallhunt » May 2nd, 2012, 8:45 pm

here is a pic of the toe.
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Re: bearded hen

Postby fallhunt » May 2nd, 2012, 8:46 pm

ok...try again
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Re: bearded hen

Postby fallhunt » May 2nd, 2012, 8:49 pm

1 more time
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Re: bearded hen

Postby misoiltester » May 3rd, 2012, 7:05 am

retranger wrote:Don't know where HERE is. In NY you can take a bearded bird.


Sorry .. SC
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Re: bearded hen

Postby misoiltester » May 3rd, 2012, 7:06 am

FallHunt .. I'd say you did her a favor ;)
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