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Offline HoofsandWings

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Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2017, 08:04:04 PM »
Eastern  Washington has lots of fields. I prefer hunting them. No need to go deep into the cover, just set up at the edge.
Years ago I received permission to hunt this one field and while I was deciding where to set up, the owner suggested I sit in the rocking chair on the back porch. Pretty soon, turkeys starting walking by ignoring me. A nice tom walked by and shot him. I consider hunting fields much safer than timber.
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Re: Make sure what you are shooting at is a turkey
« Reply #51 on: May 03, 2017, 01:14:34 PM »
This will continue to happen as long as people are stalking birds, right or wrong or indifferent. Only way to stop it is make turkey hunting only legal from a fixed position, no stalking or running and gunning. Same thing has happened to my duck decoys, goose decoys, ect.
Some States do not let you hunt ducks unless in a blind, and if you have to leave blind you must wear hunter orange, All because of this type of un safe situations.
But hiding behind a fan, is no smarter then hiding behind a Montana elk decoy during a stalk. How smart is that, but it happens all the time. Common sense needs to prevail on both sides. But if you shoot someone you are at fault PERIOD.......

That's about the long and short of it

 

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