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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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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2015, 12:28:29 AM »
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.

And you known this how?

Years ago the LEO in the Joesph area said the natives were taking turkeys before season with 22's.

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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2015, 02:36:33 AM »
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.

I would beg to differ, A .22lr will kill a lot of things it is not legal to do so
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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2015, 02:17:30 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.
Sounds like the voice of experience right there.....wait, what's that? Oh WDFW on line 1.  :chuckle:
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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2015, 02:22:04 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.


 :chuckle:  Not sure how you come about that knowledge but here's how I'll refute it.

I shot one of my big 35 lb tom turkeys that went on a chick killing spree.  I hit it through the chest with a .22 lr and it went about 20' and died.  He was twice as big as a wild jake.
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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2015, 02:52:31 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.


 :chuckle:  Not sure how you come about that knowledge but here's how I'll refute it.

I shot one of my big 35 lb tom turkeys that went on a chick killing spree.  I hit it through the chest with a .22 lr and it went about 20' and died.  He was twice as big as a wild jake.

I used to shoot a lot of my Dad’s free ranging turkeys with .22 shorts.  It is a very effective method.


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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2015, 09:11:39 PM »
Over 50 years ago we lived in a southern state that had no regs on what to use for turkey's.  My dad shot many with a 22 but we usually had to chase it down or circle and get some more lead in it.  Occasionally one would die quick but not usually.  We switched to a 30-30 because we had no shotgun.

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Re: .22lr for turkey?
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2015, 09:38:07 PM »
I have seen a few states that allow the use of rifle of muzzleloaders on turkeys. I don't think WA will ever be one of them.
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