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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-21-2018, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hen or Rooster ?

Now that hens are legal game in more parts of the state,will you PASS on one or will you take it?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-21-2018, 04:50 PM
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Shoot it!

My buddy limited out yesterday with two hens.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-21-2018, 04:53 PM
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I will shot a hen since the stocked birds probably wont bred and they are put out as put and take .
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-21-2018, 07:24 PM
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I passed on hen in the areas that allowed both the last couple of years at leas until late season. Not that I think I’m saving them for breeding just giving myself more time hunt. Plus some of the hens were horrible fliers. Literally would sit there staring at you and then would flush and fly like 20 yards. Not very sporting
That being said shoot what you want. Better than the stupid hawks or coyotes getting them.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-21-2018, 07:55 PM
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Shoot em. The area I hunt, seemed to have primarily hens the last few years. I understand there is to be more roosters this year. They all taste the same to me. If I was really having a great day and flushing a ton of birds, I might be more selective, but usually shoot whatever flies.
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Shoot em.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-22-2018, 09:55 AM
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Have a young pup and running cockbirds give her fits. Hen's hold much better. Hence I will shoot them as it give the pup a reward.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-22-2018, 10:16 AM
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It would be silly not to shoot them since they are put out to be hunted and shot.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-22-2018, 12:59 PM
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Yep, I see no point passing on hens. If they were wild, I could understand it, but with stocked birds that most likely won't make it past Xmas anyway, I say shoot them. A more dignified death by shotgun, than being ripped apart by some fox in the night.
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