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    well i finally tagged out... not exactly wht i was hopein for but oh well... i talked my boss in to lettin me have the day off since i gota work all weekend and it payed off. i got to my normal listening spot in the cutzoo field and heard 2 groups of turkeys gobblin their heads off on some land i cant hunt. so i went and set up as close as i could on a creek bottom. and started callin every 15 mins or so. they were gobblin like crazy but wouldnt budge. i herd someone shoot at 715. i sat there till around 8 and they still aint moved so i was gona go to the other side of the property where i thought i heard a faint gobble earlier.. i was walkin through the cutzoo field and a turkey took off 25 yds in front of me and i seen a beard hangin so i shot and the bird falls in some thick stuff. i just knew it was a gobbler that came in silent but when i get to it i realize its a bearded hen. i felt so bad walkin up 2 that hen so late in the season. i just know shes got a nest sumwhere. but nothin i can do now.... first time taggin out and 1st bearded hen.. her beard was 7 1/2 in.
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    Dang It man!!
    Well Dang!!! I know the feeling man, I shot 1 bearded hen and man It was the worst feeling ever carrying that limp 9lb body out of the woods...I wont ever do it again!!!! Like you I kept thinking about her nest and that made it worse on me..I cherish her 8 inch pencil Beard as a trophy but man your right...Very bad feeling on my end...Did you try going silent and calling the vocal Birds bluff and letting them hunt you? Hate it happened that way but once you pull the trigger, it's too late but it is a legal Bird so Congrats on tagging out!!!
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    bitter sweet
    i was gona have her mounted but calld 3 diff places 1 was 775 the other was 450 so i just went ahed and cleaned her then the third place i calld was 375 i wish he woulda answerd the fone when i called him lol. but naw i was gona go try n get on that other gobbler then if nothin happend with him i was gona come bak 2 the ones i was on at daybreak. wish i woulda just sat there maybe they woulda came in. but like u said once u pull the trigger its done.
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    congrats
    Congrats on tagging out bud. Like GT said, she's a legal bird.
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    Congrats!
    That is awesome man....I have never seen a bearded hen much less shot one so congrats to you!!
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    thanks
    thanks guys... good luck this weekend
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    hen
    Nice bearded hen,and even though you would rather she been a gobbler,she is still a trophy bird,and will be a hunt you remember.congrats
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    thanks
    thaanks diane.. im pretty excited about it now lol everybody ive talked 2 said its about like shootin a nontypical buck and i know ill probly never kill 1 of those lol good luk 2day if u go
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    Trophy!!!!
    I have heard the same thing and even heard it when I shot my Bearded hen about it being up there with a non-typical Buck and consider it a rare trophy..Like I said before, My Buddy has a bearded hen mounted flying and he considers it his best Trophy...Glad I got 1 but like I said, I doubt I would ever shoot another 1 myself.
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    trophy
    yea man im glad i got 1 but wouldnt shoot another 1 unless shes gota rope lol. u see the 1 the guy killed suspose 2 be the new nc record????
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    record
    Na aint seen it but heard about it.
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