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Title: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 30, 2009, 04:16:50 PM
I'm suprised at the number of TH members that are seeing bearded hens. I have been watching one for the past three years. I guess they are not as rare as I thought. I'm not aware of any place that allows you to shoot a hen so I was wondering if it is it legal to shoot a bearded hen in the area where you live?
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 30, 2009, 04:26:21 PM
any turkey with a visiable beard is legal in ky during the spring turkey season during fall season you can shoot a hen or tom.
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 30, 2009, 05:48:41 PM
same in NY any bearded turkey in spring is game to hunt...in fall we can harvest either sex Lots of them here @--0--0118
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 30, 2009, 06:11:14 PM
In Georgia gobblers only........no fall season.
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 30, 2009, 06:15:47 PM
In Missouri any bearded turkey is legal.
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 30, 2009, 06:47:08 PM
In Tennessee any bearded turkey is leagal in the spring and we can take eather in the fall
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 30, 2009, 09:21:37 PM
Yes it is legal to take a hen that has a beard in both Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 30, 2009, 09:41:56 PM
In Wisconsin it is legal to take a breaded hen
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 30, 2009, 09:43:39 PM
A bearded hen is legal to shoot in Michigan.  BTW, I had two of them in my back yard today.  Two separate flocks came in. The first one was the same one I have been seeing most of the summer, 3 hens and 12 chicks (which are now as big or bigger than chickens), the second flock was two hens plus 5 chicks.  Each flock had one bearded hen.  The bearded hen in the 2nd flock was much larger, and had a longer beard (at least 4", maybe a shade longer)  than the bearded hen in the first flock.
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 30, 2009, 09:45:20 PM
In Wisconsin it is legal to take a breaded hen


Do you use whole wheat or rye bread?   --099-780


Sorry, I just couldn't help myself.
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 31, 2009, 05:28:25 AM
In MA any bearded turkey is legal.
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 31, 2009, 05:37:27 AM
Not legal here in Jersey!
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 31, 2009, 01:32:04 PM
In Iowa, any bearded turkey is legal in the spring and any turkey is legal in the fall.  The tom that I took in my avatar was actually with a bearded hen when I took him.
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 31, 2009, 01:41:01 PM
I know you can in Tennessee but I ain't to sure about Alabama  @--0--0117
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 31, 2009, 02:20:39 PM
In VA, either sex in the fall and you have to take the bird to a check station - they age them and evaluate spring survival rates.  In the spring, it is bearded bird - can be a hen.
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 31, 2009, 02:40:03 PM
in ontario any bearded bird in the spring and in fall any sex
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 31, 2009, 03:48:24 PM
In Maryland it's any bearded bird!!!! @--0--0118
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 31, 2009, 04:09:44 PM
In South Dakota, it's either in fall, any bearded in spring
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 31, 2009, 04:50:09 PM
I know you can in Tennessee but I ain't to sure about Alabama  @--0--0117

No, you can't knowingly shoot bearded hens in Alabama during any season. We have very few counties that do have a fall season.
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 31, 2009, 08:50:10 PM
NOT IN ALABAMA
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 03, 2009, 09:22:32 AM
In Arkansas you can take any bearded turkey
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 03, 2009, 10:18:21 AM
Just goes to show that I don't stray far from home. I had no idea so many states allowed you to harvest a hen.
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 05, 2009, 08:10:41 AM
I was lucky enough to harvest one about 4 yrs ago had 6in beard. only seen 3 in my life.
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 08, 2009, 06:12:45 PM
they are legal spring or fall in virginia
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 04, 2010, 07:58:05 PM
  yep..happens sometime.i have never seen one though
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 05, 2010, 10:12:28 AM
Legal here as already mantioned.  Bearded hens are more common than many folks think, at least round here.  I've never shot on in the spring and not sure if I would.  In the fall, any good sized bird gets it.   -0078
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 05, 2010, 10:20:12 AM
In Md any bird that has a beard is legal in the spring-- Fall season doesn't exist in most of the state - what a shame only 3 counties have a fall season- good news is if you don't kill a turkey in the fall you can shoot 2 gobblers in the spring.
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 07, 2010, 04:40:17 AM
In Fla. it says bearded turkeys or gobbler
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 07, 2010, 09:43:01 AM
Alabama Law Book says "TURKEY: GOBBLERS ONLY"
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 07, 2010, 03:19:19 PM
No in MS, The regulation regarding legal turkeys states that adult GOBBLERS, or GOBBLERS with a 6" or longer beard are legal for harvest.
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 07, 2010, 03:40:15 PM
No problem with that in this state!! %^$^
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 07, 2010, 03:59:27 PM
Yes and my brother in law shot one last year
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 07, 2010, 07:36:31 PM
In North Carolina if it has a beard its legal to shoot  -0078


thanks swampdog
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 07, 2010, 08:33:12 PM
I didn't even know there was such a thing! I guess that if there is a bearded lady at the carnival a hen can have a beard too! --099-780
Title: Re: Is it legal to shoot a bearded hen where you live?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 07, 2010, 10:04:39 PM
I didn't even know there was such a thing! I guess that if there is a bearded lady at the carnival a hen can have a beard too! --099-780

Bubba

I had a bearded hen come into my yard a number of times last summer.  tried to get a picture but wasn't able to do it.
She had two chicks with her.