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snipermedic 02-27-2020 01:06 AM

Longest bearded hen
Need help looking for the record rio bearded hen. Iím having no luck.

LuckyCards2006 02-27-2020 09:09 AM

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Interested, I have no clue but got one on the camera that I thought was huge. Attachment 993654

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RifleBowPistol 02-27-2020 09:16 AM

That's a long beard for a hen. We had a large flock show up last week, I got 27 on camera, in one picture. I noticed one of them had a beard, the beard on that one, is probably 1 1/2" long. I thought it was a jake, but the whole group were all hens.

Low Fence 02-27-2020 09:25 AM

Is there an actual record?

Friend killed a triple bearded one. Longest was over 8”

SaltwaterSlick 02-27-2020 09:32 AM

That is long, but our place we had on the Rio Grande had quite a few bearded hens and some were quite long, probably longer than the one in your picture... Most I ever saw at once was 3 in one flock and of those three, 2 were at least that long with one being double bearded... Still be cool to find out if there is a known record and compare it to yours. Would still be a fine trophy worthy of mounting! Good luck getting her in the Fall... (don't think bearded hens are legal in any spring season).

talltexasshoote 02-27-2020 01:20 PM

I have actually seen hens with full beards like gobblers. I have a 6 1/2 inch beard from a hen I shot in Kent county several years ago. Bearded hens are very common there. We would see 5 plus every year. We were covered up in turkeys though. We carded slingshotswith is to the blinds to spook turkeys away from the corn so the deer would come in.

Kolpin10 02-27-2020 02:10 PM

Had a hen that had 3 beards about 5 years ago longest was 9 inches

100%TtId 02-27-2020 03:28 PM

A 10" beard on a hen would be a record in a few states and a trophy in any state.

snipermedic 02-27-2020 03:38 PM

Dang single beard 8 inches.

wthunter 02-27-2020 04:06 PM

Over a half-century ago, the first turkey I ever shot (Blanco County) was a hen with a 7 1/2-inch beard. For the longest time I assumed I'd shot a gobbler, but finally my grandpa set me straight on it. I still thought it was cool, though.

FWIW, you couldn't stick a fork in the gravy.

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