Good point Ky Gobbler, I overlooked that part. You are only allowed one gobbler with a beard over 3" during Ky fall seasons. As to shooting hens, it doesn't seem to matter much. I think if you got in a situation where a lot of birds were being killed it would, but the fall kill in our states is only a fraction of the spring kill and thus not even noticed. As for size, yes I like more meat, but there is no better eating than a young of year bird. They are the most tender and tasteful turkey going. You literally can slice and fry them. I don't get hung up on what I'm shooting too much. I'll hunt a gobbler for a while then shoot what comes. I usually try to pick out a nice size poult that will go around 10 pounds, you have to look them over because some late hatches may only weigh 5-6 pounds. However, it's a blast when you get a whole flock yacking it up and birds coming from multiple directions. On a side note, I rarely shoot what I can tell is an old hen, they are horrible table fare....tough as leather!
Bust em, Bag em, thank HIm