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Re: Fall Turkey, and rifles- your choice? [Re: Bighorn] #16560178 10/25/21
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Thats how we do it too. Damn fine eating

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Re: Fall Turkey, and rifles- your choice? [Re: Bighorn] #16562792 10/26/21
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Shotgun only on turkey here, unfortunately. If they did allow rifle, I'd use my Henry BBS carbine with 32 S&W Long loads.

That's been my go-to squirrel popper for the past couple seasons... DRT short range performance without obliterating the game. Subsonic, so it doesn't blow your eardrums out, either.

Re: Fall Turkey, and rifles- your choice? [Re: Bighorn] #16571765 10/28/21
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Have shot turkey with everything from a 50 cal muzzle loader to a 30-06 down to a 22lr a 223 is perfect harmony for drop on the spot little meat damage aim for the wing bone

Re: Fall Turkey, and rifles- your choice? [Re: Bighorn] #16601353 11/07/21
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No rifles here, unfortunately.

We had a fall season here in the late 80's. IIRC they allowed hens or gobblers during that two weeks before Thanksgiving. But it was shotgun or archery only.

That may have been the only fall season we've had, and they're thicker than pigeons here now. Even a .17 HMR would work I'd think. Never quite understood the rationale behind not allowing a limited rifle season in the fall on private land.

Re: Fall Turkey, and rifles- your choice? [Re: Bighorn] #16602223 11/07/21
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It is called the Wild Turkey Federation.. [bleep]..


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Re: Fall Turkey, and rifles- your choice? [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #16602927 11/07/21
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Originally Posted by WyoCoyoteHunter
He has abook called The American Wild Turkey.. Very hard to find and very costly and full of information on turkeys.. Much of what the old timers did has been cast in a negative light by the Wild Turkey Fed.. The old timers felt only a dirt bag would kill a gobbler during mating season.. But they were hunters.. Hunting turkey like other game.. Not using its weakest time to kill them and think they have done something great...


Landis’ book “Hunting with the Twenty Two” has a chapter on turkey hunting with rifles by Davis. A really interesting read. He was a fan of the Hornet if I remember right. A lot of knowledge was lost when the old timers were gone.

Re: Fall Turkey, and rifles- your choice? [Re: Bighorn] #16605149 11/08/21
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Excellent!!


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Re: Fall Turkey, and rifles- your choice? [Re: Bighorn] #16618670 11/13/21
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Fall turkeys get shot with whatever I happen to be deer hunting with when I hear a turkey and decide to change plans. So far .30-06 and .243.

Re: Fall Turkey, and rifles- your choice? [Re: LFC] #16623955 11/15/21
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lfc: "I" am a Turkey Hunter and "I" consider it "Hunting" when I harvest a Turkey with a RifleI
It's legal, ethical and efficient - and it saves meat. Plus I feel the Wild Turkeys are kill't quicker when properly shot/hit with a Rifles bullet than with shot.
In fact I much prefer to shoot them with a Rifle as to filling up the edible meat parts with shot and bloodshot channels!
I have neck shot Wild Turkeys with Rifles in 22 L.R., 22 Magnum, 17 HMR and 17 Fireball to date.
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Re: Fall Turkey, and rifles- your choice? [Re: Bighorn] #16626893 11/16/21
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nothing pisses off a WTF than using a rifle or a bow . to make them pull there hair out use a crossbow on a Oseola in FL

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Re: Fall Turkey, and rifles- your choice? [Re: Bighorn] #16637482 11/19/21
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Killed a big gobbler this morning one shot 6mm!!


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Re: Fall Turkey, and rifles- your choice? [Re: Bighorn] #16637483 11/19/21
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Killed a big gobbler this morning one shot 6mm!!


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Re: Fall Turkey, and rifles- your choice? [Re: Bighorn] #16637817 11/20/21
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good deal , WyoCoyotehunter

Re: Fall Turkey, and rifles- your choice? [Re: Bighorn] #16644678 11/22/21
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Got my Dad his first turkey this morning! He used the .260 rem that I shot my first deer with. Also the first time one of my hand loads has drawn blood. great morning!

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