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Turkey sighting #15439816 11/21/20
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Opening day of the Mississippi deer season, 73° to warm to hunt. I was down at my lake feeding the bluegills this afternoon and saw a pair of turkeys fly across the upper end. It is a finger lake and is about 100 yards wide at the point they crossed. I don't think I ever saw a turkey fly from a side-perspective before, they looked like big pheasants. They glided the last half of the trip.

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Re: Turkey sighting [Re: mag410] #15440201 11/21/20
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I've killed flying turkeys before. Focus on the head, lead it like a dove or similar size bird. They'll fold right up.


Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
Re: Turkey sighting [Re: mag410] #15441044 11/22/20
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On the land I used to hunt, a neighbor kid killed one on the wing with his .22. Doubtless he was as surprised as the turkey.

I suspect many of us are so used to the idea of taking off their heads that shooting at a flushed one might not occur to us.



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Re: Turkey sighting [Re: mag410] #15444646 11/23/20
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I think in general it's probably a bad idea. But a long time ago as a young and dumb turkey hunter I didn't know any better.


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