Bearded Hen

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by Mr.Crappie, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. Mr.Crappie

    Mr.Crappie New Member

    34
    Feb 7, 2006
    Northeast Missouri
    My son and I went out in the rain this morning and he killed a bearded hen with an 8 inch beard!! We didn't see any gobblers this morning, but the hen was a nice prize for him.
     
  2. Mr.Crappie

    Mr.Crappie New Member

    34
    Feb 7, 2006
    Northeast Missouri
    sorry that the photo is so big, I'm new at this
     

  3. chuck88

    chuck88 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    Fulton MO
    congrats....supposedly 10% of hens have beards. but I've seen alot of hens and have yet to see a bearded one yet.
     
  4. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    Congrats on the bird....my daughter's first bird was a bearded hen also!!!!
     
  5. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    blows my mind how many people haven't seen a bearded hen
    heck i don't even get excited about seeing them any more

    way to go with that bird there crappie tell the boy good job

    did mu get you that phone number did you find out any thing worth knowin from them?
     
  6. winger

    winger New Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    :cheers::cheers:

    congrats. that is a good beard for a hen.
     
  7. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    Nice beard for a hen and congratulations to your son and to you for taking him.:eek:

    Jack
     
  8. Hunta4Life19

    Hunta4Life19 New Member

    462
    Nov 8, 2005
  9. Hotrod

    Hotrod Member

    195
    Nov 3, 2005
    Mexico,MO
    congrats on a fine bird:banana::banana:
     
  10. Mr.Crappie

    Mr.Crappie New Member

    34
    Feb 7, 2006
    Northeast Missouri
    huntforfunnfood- I tried calling the taxidermist that was wanting a bearded hen but couldn't make contact with him. THe bird was missing quite a few feathers (not to mention very wet!) so we decided to eat her!! That was the first bird I have seen all season with a beard. I wouldn't have sot it, but for my son it was a prize.