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stupid turkey hunting questions.
« on: February 11, 2009, 02:01:34 PM »
Is 20gauge the minimum for turkey also can you use centerfire/rimfire rifle or pistols ? I have been thinking about trying turkey hunting this year .

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Re: stupid turkey hunting questions.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 02:45:25 PM »
Good question.

The regs state 10ga or smaller, holding 3 shells or less, muzzle loader is ok.

NO Rimfire is not legal !

Bookmark the WDFW page, you can usually find the answer to your ? there.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/game/water/turkey/index.htm

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Re: stupid turkey hunting questions.
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 03:06:56 PM »
 :) thanks for the info.

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Re: stupid turkey hunting questions.
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2009, 03:19:53 PM »
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can you use centerfire/rimfire rifle or pistols ?

No. Shotguns or bows only.

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Re: stupid turkey hunting questions.
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009, 05:15:19 PM »
Shotgun, Muzzleloader shotguns and Archery are OK.  I've tried throwing rocks and its tough... :chuckle:
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Re: stupid turkey hunting questions.
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009, 05:54:35 PM »
so 410 & 28 guage are legal also ?

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Re: stupid turkey hunting questions.
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2009, 06:05:10 PM »
yep...but your effective range is limited and it is hard finding factory turkey loads for those.
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Re: stupid turkey hunting questions.
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2009, 08:43:15 AM »
Plz don't use a .410 it is not an effective turkey gun.
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Re: stupid turkey hunting questions.
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2009, 09:20:31 AM »
20 gauge is really the practical minimum. 

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Re: stupid turkey hunting questions.
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2009, 10:23:01 AM »
I know this is dumb but when i lived in kamiah ,ID my (highschool) friends and i would catch the young turkeys by hand and then let them go for grins . besides they roost on top of the houses at night and my house was on main st. they are definitely not a challenge to "hunt" there.

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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2009, 12:39:16 PM »
There are towns all over the west that have that same issue.  Roosting in near towns...if they are wild turkeys they are probably there because of someone feeding them...they get accustomed to coming into certain areas even after the hatch.  There are also tame turkey that people released because they wanted turkeys to hunt.  These usually are game farm stock ordered out of a catalog.  I have seen this first hand in our state.   In your case in Kamiah there are wild turkeys in that area and they were probably there due to habitat or something...who knows,  There are times of the year that turkeys can seem tame.  Many problems occur from people trying to domesticate them.   Keep chasing them poults that is probably good for them...growl like a coyote too...If you do it again take video...one of those things you don't see everyday.   :chuckle:
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