do you guys shoot hens?

A place for young hunters to discuss topics of interest.

Postby labman45 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:43 pm

I even eat the heart
Posts: 144
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:40 pm

Remove Advertisements

Postby HunterRed » Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:54 pm

I try not to. I have only shot 2 my whole life though. :pissed:
Benelli-Performance Worth the Price
Posts: 38
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:21 pm
Location: Texas

Postby take em' 77 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:12 pm

i always have....but this season im goin to try to avoid them :thumbsup:
User avatar
take em' 77
Posts: 115
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:30 am
Location: Patterson, Louisiana

Postby JPS » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:11 am

we have no bag limits here. We shoot both drakes and hens. Regulation and protection takes place by regulating the length of the season, not by bag limits.
Allmost all duck populations are rising, if any is declining, its not because of hunting.
So yes, I shoot hens as well as drakes. Tending to pick out the drakes, when it is possible.
Slow days.... are days when only 3- 5 ducks pass the decoys. We shoot the best we can then.
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:10 am
Location: Denmark

Postby wood duck » Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:35 pm

were i live you dont really have a choice about shootin hens because 1/2 the species the dnr chooses for you so you cant so i just get in the habit of trying not to shoot them
wood duck
Posts: 56
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:52 am
Location: mn

Postby hoytman_08 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:01 pm

yeah i shoot hens! thats all i shoot, no drakes. when i used to go up to canada for trips we got those tennis racket lookin shoes and we would go around stompin eggs. its alot of fun give it a try.
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:10 pm

Postby CrackerJackShot » Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:29 pm

"We're going for 24 mallard drakes, drakes only. However, if a big group of them comes in, we might, in a moment of weakness, just swat the whole bunch."
Posts: 672
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:39 am
Location: Superior, CO

Postby duckrookie » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:08 pm

my southern philosophy is kill it and eat it im a meat hunter not a sport hunter i meen sure a drake wood is always wat u want but "if it flys it dyes" and for the same matter for deer "if its brown its down" of course i cant b choosy im usually always asleep and its just being outside that gets me going to hear a duck see a duck is always a blessing to me when i gots my boat i use a shovel instead of a paddle or troller im just ur regular clodhopper git-ems-don

happy hunting
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:43 pm
Location: north carolina

Postby marshmanjr » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:06 pm

yeah i shoot hens! thats all i shoot, no drakes. when i used to go up to canada for trips we got those tennis racket lookin shoes and we would go around stompin eggs. its alot of fun give it a try.-hoytman_08
that is the most unethical thing i have ever heard and obviously you are a poor hunter and dont know a thing about conservation I dont believe you would even post something like that let alone do it at a place full of dedicated duck and goose hunters and scince you did that and encourage all of us to do it you obviously dont like waterfowl or waterfowl hunting because you drop the population even more than it already has. Its people like you why the Duck population has been dropping over the last few years. I hope you will never do this again and i hope to hear about it again[/quote]
if at first you dont suceed ..... RELOAD!!!!!
User avatar
Posts: 171
Joined: Mon May 16, 2005 3:38 pm
Location: Minatare, Nebraska

Postby WI_Trapper » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:55 pm

I try to pass on the hens also. Drakes don't lay eggs.......

"I'm Not A Hippie, Just a Well-Groomed Mountain Man"
User avatar
Posts: 129
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:25 pm
Location: SW Wisconsin

Postby northzoneguy » Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:41 pm

I try not to on private land. On public land if its in shooting range and i'm still under limit it dies. Theres nothing better than a flock of 6 or so mallards coming and three guys just leveling the flock. Idk i may be wrong but the DNR wouldn't let us shoot them if it hurt the population that bad. I do prefer to come out with a limit-o-green.
State Moderator
Posts: 250
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:53 pm

Postby maddiedog » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:04 pm

They all taste the same when the breast is on the grill! Just like a deer. The only thing that eats the horns is the porcupines! We can only shoot one hen of each species anyway.
Posts: 332
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:57 am
Location: Birch Run Michigan

Postby duck guy » Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:55 pm

if it flies it dies
duck guy
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:50 pm

Postby wood duck » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:57 pm

i have never shot a hen duck in my life
wood duck
Posts: 56
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:52 am
Location: mn

Postby duck huntin mamou » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:46 pm

shrpshtr wrote:yeah, i shoot hens. if they are part of the bag limit. i don't agree with the 3 bird concept. there is nothing that guarantees that a hen is going to have 3 or more birds as offspring. if that was the case, the population would never be in question. i could be wrong but the DNR folks are a lot better educated/informed about this when they set limits, etc. so if they are part of the limit then they are fair game.

This is my kinda guy
i shoot whatever comes
User avatar
duck huntin mamou
Posts: 523
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:55 pm
Location: Mamou LA

Postby shrimp0528 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:26 pm

it flies it dies thats all i say
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:24 pm

Postby coop06 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:40 am

Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:43 am

Postby quackattack1991 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:22 pm

I would rather have a limit of greenheads but if it flys it dies
User avatar
Posts: 406
Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:08 pm
Location: South Central Kansas

Postby iowahunter52 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:22 pm

if it flies it dies. is my groups saying
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:52 pm
Location: Storm Lake, IA

Postby Rdneckhnter09 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:06 pm

yeah i shot 1 hen mallard so far, try to stay away from it though,
Travis Brown, Stanley NC

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy
User avatar
account suspended for advertising/promo
Posts: 1894
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:29 pm
Location: sit'n on a creek bank underneath a shade tree MONTANA

Postby Aaron H. » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:47 pm

Well if I shoot a hen, oh well. I dont try to shoot them, but if one falls, it's alright. You all seemed worried about the reproduction of ducks, but you can't have one without the other if you know what I mean.
Team Widow Maker
Nelson Custom Hunting Lanyards
Aaron H.
Posts: 160
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:46 pm
Location: No Duckville Ky.

Postby huntnful » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:50 pm

I kill what ever is on my side, if it is mallards and the drake gets killed then I am sure as hell shooting the hen because mallards do mate for life and I don't want to have any widow ducks flying around :wink: . Besides, it won't make a dent in the population anyways.
User avatar
Posts: 354
Joined: Tue May 29, 2007 8:32 pm
Location: Galt, CA

Postby mallard molester » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:30 pm

i shoot hens but always pick out a drake if possible just how I was brought up
mallard molester
Posts: 333
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:43 pm
Location: mt vernon washington

Postby D.O.A. » Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:21 pm

well yeah lol. In my mind, if it flys it dies :smile:
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:02 pm
Location: Cole Camp, MO

Postby kidhunter » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:18 pm

they say killing a hen is like killing 20 ducks because how the mating works i try not to kill hens but the morning shoots are very hard to judge wuts wut
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:44 am
Location: norwalk


Return to Youth

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest