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Old 04-21-2008, 08:28 PM
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A local shot this hen the other day........6" beard.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:22 PM
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We sure that's a hen?

God help us if cross-dressing has moved to the animal kingdom...

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Old 04-22-2008, 07:11 AM
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I'd definitely be getting that mounted!!!
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:30 AM
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I had one in my backyard last summer almost identical to that. She and 3 other "normal" hens were regular visitors. I haven't seen her since last fall though.
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:32 AM
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Nice!!!!!!!!! Thats my next turkey hunting goal. I want to shoot the bearded hen slam with my bow. Some people get mad when you shoot bearded hens. Not me bring them on!
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:52 AM
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Pretty darn cool! My tom last year was a double-beard (one at 9.5" and the other at 6.5"). I saw a hen once with a beard but it just barely stuck out maybe 3". It was an odd sight. That one is like a full on drag queen. Did she have an adams apple?
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:42 PM
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I've herd one out of forty hens will have a beard, but I think we have more than that . I see several every year already seen two this year got one on video.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:28 AM
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Where I hunt in Missouri we see several each year.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:47 AM
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Cool!
My Dad shot one a few years ago. Pretty neat! She even had a belly full of eggs, however non were ready to be layed. I think she had 7-8" Beard.
I almost shot one 2yrs ago. Her and another hen were out in a field I snuck up on them and they started leaving. Well I steadied the gun on where they would cross in front of me and when they came across, no beard! Turns out they went thru some wet grass and it stuck to her feathers... oh well.
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