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Shot what I thought was a male because of the beards, but once I got up close I realized it wasn't a male at all. What's the deal with this? Anyone ever had this happen to them?
Two years ago I had a flock with three bearded hens and watched them all fall. It's easy to tell them from gobblers, especially if they are together for comparison. The hens have the typical smaller build and duller coloring. Haven't seen them since.
it happens a lot ive seen it quite a bit just like people ive seen a lot of weman with beards 2
Thanks for the response. I was wondering the same thing myself. I shot a female with a beard in New York last year, but this year I'll be hunting in Maryland. Can't wait!
Bearded hens are fairly common.Most states allow you to harvest them but make sure you check your regulations before you do so!
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