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.22lr for turkey?
« on: August 12, 2014, 02:36:04 PM »
hey guys, I was wondering if you can use a .22lr on turkey? is it legal in Washington? have any of you ever done it? thanks.

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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 02:39:07 PM »
p. 73 of the regs:
 "it is illegal to hunt turkeys with anything other than a shotgun (modern or muzzleloader), bow and arrow, or falconry)

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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 02:40:44 PM »
p. 73 of the regs:
 "it is illegal to hunt turkeys with anything other than a shotgun (modern or muzzleloader), bow and arrow, or falconry)

That should cover that.
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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2014, 03:04:45 PM »
p. 73 of the regs:
 "it is illegal to hunt turkeys with anything other than a shotgun (modern or muzzleloader), bow and arrow, or falconry)

P.s. Hunting turkey via falconry would be pretty dang awesome

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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2014, 03:18:27 PM »
Sometimes I wish we could use a rifle on those things lol
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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014, 03:26:58 PM »
Haha thanks guys!

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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2014, 11:06:13 PM »
Anyone can shoot a turkey, but rifles take all the fun out of it. Me personally hunt turkeys for the sport. And there is nothing like calling in a turkey I would easily be able to hit with a rifle, into 20 yards or less. And have him gobbling his head off, wondering where I am.. Just my two bits...!

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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2014, 09:31:19 AM »
p. 73 of the regs:
 "it is illegal to hunt turkeys with anything other than a shotgun (modern or muzzleloader), bow and arrow, or falconry)

What about a crossbow in a firearms restricted area or if youre a disabled hunter?   :dunno:

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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2014, 09:48:42 AM »
p. 73 of the regs:
 "it is illegal to hunt turkeys with anything other than a shotgun (modern or muzzleloader), bow and arrow, or falconry)

What about a crossbow in a firearms restricted area or if youre a disabled hunter?   :dunno:

Ha, that's funny, I had that thought immediately when I reread this post.

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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2014, 11:23:33 AM »
p. 73 of the regs:
 "it is illegal to hunt turkeys with anything other than a shotgun (modern or muzzleloader), bow and arrow, or falconry)

What about a crossbow in a firearms restricted area or if youre a disabled hunter?   :dunno:

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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2014, 09:19:42 PM »
Good question...I would guess no since they are so particular about what weapons you can use but it's pretty unclear. of course you can always e-mail wdfw for a straight answer. Wasn't this one of the things we were asked to comment on for them to add in the survey this year? If so, then I would say for sure not allowed...yet

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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2014, 06:46:15 PM »
Mentally disabled... maybe....   lol    :chuckle:   :tup:
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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2014, 07:40:04 PM »
p. 73 of the regs:
 "it is illegal to hunt turkeys with anything other than a shotgun (modern or muzzleloader), bow and arrow, or falconry)

P.s. Hunting turkey via falconry would be pretty dang awesome

Better make sure your falcon can tell the difference between a tom and a hen....   :chuckle:  I know, not in the fall.

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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2014, 05:30:34 PM »
Bow and arrow in not a crossbow.

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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2015, 10:05:37 PM »
A. 22lr will not kill a turkey without multiple shots to the body.  Very good reason to not use a 22.   A head shot well placed will work but even then that's difficult.

 

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