do you guys shoot hens?

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

I try not to. I have only shot 2 my whole life though. :pissed:
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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:
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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.
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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
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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.
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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."
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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

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

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

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

if it flies it dies
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Postby wood duck » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:57 pm

i have never shot a hen duck in my life
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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.


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

it flies it dies thats all i say
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Postby coop06 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:40 am

TRY NOT TO BUT SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS.
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Postby quackattack1991 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:22 pm

I would rather have a limit of greenheads but if it flys it dies
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Postby iowahunter52 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:22 pm

if it flies it dies. is my groups saying
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Postby Rdneckhnter09 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:06 pm

yeah i shot 1 hen mallard so far, try to stay away from it though,
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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.
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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.
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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
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Postby D.O.A. » Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:21 pm

well yeah lol. In my mind, if it flys it dies :smile:
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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
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