I shot one in the spring and have no problem if someone else does. The reason I shot mine was I had missed 2 the fall season before and our turkey population is on the edge of being out of control where I hunt in northern Potter, esp. the hen population. Had the population been low I would of probably gave her a pass. So now I have a nice 5 5/8" hen beard/fan on the wall and I will tell you after having 5 full turkey mounts and numerus beards and spurs hanging throughout the house the hen beard/fan mount is the most talked about by the people I bring into our home that aren't up on the turkey seen.