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I've always wondered what everyone else would do...
Shoot or pass?
I had a hen with about a 6" beard in the decoys this morning for about 15 mins.
I know the book says "bearded bird only" but I just couldn't bring myself to stick her with an arrow this morning...
 

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That'll be a one and done for me. I'd like to get one for a full body mount, but I wouldn't want to shoot a second one.

All that is dependent on the population in the area I'm hunting, too. If there's not a lot of birds around, I'll pass every time.
 

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I thought about shooting one and passed on it. You have to remember she may have a nest and killing her means the end of a possible brood of turkeys.
 

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jmbear12 said:
That'll be a one and done for me. I'd like to get one for a full body mount, but I wouldn't want to shoot a second one.

All that is dependent on the population in the area I'm hunting, too. If there's not a lot of birds around, I'll pass every time.
Im in the same boat. It'd be a one and done deal, but then again she could have a nest. There's quite a few turkeys on this property as well.

Either way it was a really neat thing to see up close.
 

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I've passed on a few in the Spring. Never so much as thought about shooting one.

I'll pass on them in the fall as well. It does absolutely nothing for me to shoot a hen. Period.

Especially with the obvious population decline in many parts of the State, I hope more people choose to take hen birds off the menu.
 
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