Missouri, long a destination to tag a big longbeard, posted 41,829 turkeys this past spring. 32,028 were adult gobblers, and 9,208 were jakes. That's all good. What caught my attention were how many bearded hens were registered: 593 female turkeys. Think Missouri is alone? New Hampshire registered 4,056 turkeys: 2,609 adult gobblers, 1,435 jakes and yes, a dozen bearded hens.