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HazardousRanger 10-11-2011 09:12 AM

? for turkey hunters!
 
okay so this year i have decided that i am going to try to hunt the turkey that are coming down to my hometown, apparently there is quite a few in the field where i hunt. i dont know much about turkey hunting, i plan to camo down, and shoot one as i see one (no calls no decoys etc) always seems easy to get close to turkeys lol

now in the same area i am frequently hunting doves (it is my main hunt) with usually 8 shot or occasionally 7 1/2 shot. i have 8,7.5,6,4,2 shots in my ammo box right now. now since i hunt a variety of things with the 8 shot, can i use the 8 shot to shoot a turkey right in the head? as i said earlier, i hunt doves so shooting a small moving object is not that hard ( however i realize there is a difference between vertical(head bobbing) and horizontal movement (dove flying)


i use a 20 gauge, its just what i have always used since i was a kid, so getting a 12 gauge is not what i want to do (but i do have access i think)


let me know what you guys think! i did research and they were all about using 6-4 shots for shooting the neck/breast region which i can do but i think a head shot would be better for the meat?

GhostRanger 10-11-2011 09:22 AM

Re: ? for turkey hunters!
 
I also do not know much about turkey hunting but I do know that you do not want to stalk them. Just hunter down and wait. If you can pull off a head shot that is great just remember that is a small damn target. I will be watching this as well seeing as I am thinking of getting into turkey hunting next year.

HazardousRanger 10-11-2011 09:25 AM

Re: ? for turkey hunters!
 
why cant i stalk them? lol my plan was to show up hlaf hour before sunrise as the law allows me and wake them out of their sleeping spots and shoot one

GhostRanger 10-11-2011 09:57 AM

Re: ? for turkey hunters!
 
The biggest reason is because. If there are other hunters out there they can get an itchy trigger and since they are wait for turkey's to come to them people have a tendency to shoot at whatever moves. That is one of the more serious hazard with turkey hunting that exists.

HazardousRanger 10-11-2011 09:58 AM

Re: ? for turkey hunters!
 
its on my property, anyone on my property should be shot anyway :)

GhostRanger 10-11-2011 10:03 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HazardousRanger (Post 582733)
its on my property, anyone on my property should be shot anyway :)

Ah in that case just be careful. They will spoke easily and move a lot faster than you think.

DiabloBlanco 10-11-2011 10:07 AM

Re: ? for turkey hunters!
 
No stalking, sit and call. a 20 gauge will work with the right load. and shot placement.

HazardousRanger 10-11-2011 10:09 AM

Re: ? for turkey hunters!
 
problem is papa got rid of a shitload of willow trees last year..idk WHY because it has no effect on the field lol and i have very little backdrops to sit against but there is one great place... so ill try that lol

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Originally Posted by DiabloBlanco (Post 582740)
No stalking, sit and call. a 20 gauge will work with the right load. and shot placement.

dont own a call nor do i think a turkey would come to me if hes not in the field already (to get to my field u have to cross a very empty exposed field lol) my field called the pit is a pond and trees and grass...thats it lol

i wonder if i can find a pic on google maps

DiabloBlanco 10-11-2011 10:11 AM

Re: ? for turkey hunters!
 
Buy one they are like 10 bucks. A turkey in the right time will go to a call. A big empty field is prime for turkey. They love that shit.

HazardousRanger 10-11-2011 10:19 AM

Re: ? for turkey hunters!
 
okay good to know, so since ill probably have to sit down based on the advice here, should i use a 6 shot?

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hmm...interesting....this was moved to sports....

DiabloBlanco 10-11-2011 10:20 AM

Re: ? for turkey hunters!
 
3" #6 with a extra full choke

HazardousRanger 10-11-2011 10:21 AM

Re: ? for turkey hunters!
 
explain extra full choke please? i just shoot my guns lol

DiabloBlanco 10-11-2011 10:23 AM

Re: ? for turkey hunters!
 
you dont have a choke on your shotgun do you.

Nothing but Fords 10-11-2011 10:27 AM

Re: ? for turkey hunters!
 
If your not going to use a call hope that no one within 3/4 mile is they have exceptional hearing and their sight is even better,I suggest a glass or slate call all you need in the fall is to purr and cluck which is easy to do by sliding the striker along the surface and to cluck strike it like a match,easy does it not too hard.remember no sudden movements they will see you ! Good luck,If you get one post a picture.:)

HazardousRanger 10-11-2011 10:28 AM

Re: ? for turkey hunters!
 
i guess not lol i have just a normal shot gun no accessories or anything on it. always worked for me just the way it is


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