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Hey my fall turkey permit says 2 turkeys...can I shoot a hen with out a beard?

Question by bryce wood. Uploaded on October 21, 2010

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from the cowboy wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

in vermont, if it waddles and clucks you can shoot it. only in the spring it has to have a beard.

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from bryce wood wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

ok well does anybody know about in Nebraska?

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from straightshooter wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

From the Nebraska Game and Parks website:

http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/guides/biggame/pdfs/turkey_brochur...

Spring:
"Bag Limit – One male or bearded female turkey per
permit."

Fall:
"Bag Limit - Two turkeys per permit."

Looks to me like hens are legal in the fall.

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from shane wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Yes you can, especially since the vast majority of hens are without a beard. You could also shoot a bearded hen, a jake, or a tom.

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from NEGameandParks wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

@straightshooter is correct. In Nebraska, fall Turkey begins Sept. 15 and ends Dec. 31. A fall turkey permit is valid statewide and allows the take of two turkeys (hen or tom), from 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset, with either archery equipment or shotgun. Each hunter may have no more than two fall permits.

Restrictions on draw weight of archery equipment have been lifted, and youth permits are available for residents and nonresidents for $5. A great time to hunt turkeys in Nebraska.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Read the hunting reg's Son!

Reminds me of New Mexico od out of state Texans asking if it was legal for them to shoot does because they had out of state license. Instead of saying no, I should have said yes. Read the Reg's!

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Clay has the only right answer I read so far, and the only answer that should have been given.

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from mesarich wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Agree with Clay, and Dcast, +1 guys

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

assuming it is legal to do so, try to avoid it, as it is possible to identify sexes in the fall too. You will get great admiration from your fellow hunters if you can especially avoid killing the old mama hen and can brag you are good enough to do that. She's the one kicking out a whole bunch of young ones.

Young females are not such a big deal though.

In the fall, the males have white looking heads at a distance, red and white looking heads closer up; the hens are more drab and have feathers coming up the back of the head to the top if you look for that. You will get better at it.

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from straightshooter wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

From the Nebraska Game and Parks website:

http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/guides/biggame/pdfs/turkey_brochur...

Spring:
"Bag Limit – One male or bearded female turkey per
permit."

Fall:
"Bag Limit - Two turkeys per permit."

Looks to me like hens are legal in the fall.

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from the cowboy wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

in vermont, if it waddles and clucks you can shoot it. only in the spring it has to have a beard.

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from bryce wood wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

ok well does anybody know about in Nebraska?

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from NEGameandParks wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

@straightshooter is correct. In Nebraska, fall Turkey begins Sept. 15 and ends Dec. 31. A fall turkey permit is valid statewide and allows the take of two turkeys (hen or tom), from 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset, with either archery equipment or shotgun. Each hunter may have no more than two fall permits.

Restrictions on draw weight of archery equipment have been lifted, and youth permits are available for residents and nonresidents for $5. A great time to hunt turkeys in Nebraska.

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from shane wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Yes you can, especially since the vast majority of hens are without a beard. You could also shoot a bearded hen, a jake, or a tom.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Read the hunting reg's Son!

Reminds me of New Mexico od out of state Texans asking if it was legal for them to shoot does because they had out of state license. Instead of saying no, I should have said yes. Read the Reg's!

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Clay has the only right answer I read so far, and the only answer that should have been given.

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from mesarich wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Agree with Clay, and Dcast, +1 guys

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

assuming it is legal to do so, try to avoid it, as it is possible to identify sexes in the fall too. You will get great admiration from your fellow hunters if you can especially avoid killing the old mama hen and can brag you are good enough to do that. She's the one kicking out a whole bunch of young ones.

Young females are not such a big deal though.

In the fall, the males have white looking heads at a distance, red and white looking heads closer up; the hens are more drab and have feathers coming up the back of the head to the top if you look for that. You will get better at it.

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