A friend of mine went hunting today with a friend of his. He has a spot in Webster County that he has permission to hunt and he killed this bird this a.m. I have never seen a turkey colored quite like this one. They jumped it in a bottom field as as came off of a ridge, it flew and his friend wing shot it because he saw the beard hanging, only to find out it was a bearded hen. She weighed 15 lb and had a 7” beard. What a neat bird, thought I would share with it.
re: Check out this white bearded hen from MO (Posted on 5/1/13 at 4:41 pm to Bleeding purple)
Never saw a turkey patterned like that. Beautiful. Did he take it to a biologist for identification? Id sure like to see more of them. I have the worst luck killing turkeys, thry get away from me every year, while my uncle kills two with one shot.