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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
« Reply #135 on: December 18, 2020, 03:11:16 PM »
At the end of the day, all the other options would require more effort or resources, which is likely a big factor in what will go down.  Like many said, it's not managing the resource, it's managing the complaints.

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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
« Reply #136 on: December 18, 2020, 03:58:37 PM »
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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
« Reply #137 on: December 18, 2020, 04:17:02 PM »
Trapping and translocation is a sticky subject.  They say no but they are doing in and around Spokane and then relocating them north of Spokane and west but not far.  There has been no turkey plan in place for this state in 10 plus years.  So no management plan of birds.  When we sat with them 5 years ago and started on a trap and transport SOP we made suggestions of the Yakima Valley.  I even had them thinking about the NW part of the state.  Department turn over and that SOP disappeared.

What do they have to say about Easterns? Are they hoping they just go away?

Could we propose a release in a geographically isolated area?
Just keeping what we have.  Not supplementing the population. 

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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
« Reply #138 on: December 18, 2020, 04:22:55 PM »
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I ask you all who is out there hunting grouse with a 22.  I guessing very few.

I hunt grouse with a 22, as does most every hunter I know in the NE corner.  I have one in my truck almost everyday from Sept to January.  As for turkey in the fall I think being able to use a 22lr is a great idea.  Now if they'd just make the tag a reasonable price I may buy more than one a year.  $20 to shoot a damn oversized field rat is a bit much.  :twocents:
If your paying $20 for a turkey tag you must have not bought it here in WA.  $15.90 per tag.  We actually brought up reducing price  of tags or at least reducing the cost of more tags you buy.  I think that is a great way to got and totally agree.

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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
« Reply #139 on: December 18, 2020, 05:56:04 PM »
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I ask you all who is out there hunting grouse with a 22.  I guessing very few.

I hunt grouse with a 22, as does most every hunter I know in the NE corner.  I have one in my truck almost everyday from Sept to January.  As for turkey in the fall I think being able to use a 22lr is a great idea.  Now if they'd just make the tag a reasonable price I may buy more than one a year.  $20 to shoot a damn oversized field rat is a bit much.  :twocents:
If your paying $20 for a turkey tag you must have not bought it here in WA.  $15.90 per tag.  We actually brought up reducing price  of tags or at least reducing the cost of more tags you buy.  I think that is a great way to got and totally agree.

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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
« Reply #140 on: December 19, 2020, 07:05:50 AM »
I use to hunt grouse with a 22, but I don't shoot grouse anymore I think the turkeys have a lot to do with declining grouse populations. I would much rather have the native grouse than transplanted menaces to society.

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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
« Reply #141 on: December 21, 2020, 11:39:37 AM »
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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
« Reply #142 on: February 03, 2021, 04:43:47 AM »
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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
« Reply #144 on: March 02, 2021, 10:09:56 AM »
ok i didn't read everything but i did read the last couple pages. here is my 2 cents i don't agree with the 22 for turkeys period.  if the birds are a nuisance or a problem than transplant them. and if you think the farmer that has the nuisance birds that wants to be able to shoot them with a 22, isn't already shooting them with a 22, than your head is in the sand. but on the other hand it sounds like you guys don't think a 22 in the vitals is ethical enough to kill a turkey, i don't see why it wouldn't be will it run yes but not very far 20 to 40 yards maybe. if you cant find a turkey within 40 yards you shouldn't be out shooting birds with a 22 period. my grandfather use to shoot coyotes between 50 and a 100 yards with his 22lr all the time when the were trying to get in the chicken coop, head or chest didnt matter. in the head they would fold in the chest you heard a little yip and they were dead before they hit the back fence. but regardless if it passes my kids will not be using a 22 for turkeys we will just keep doin what we always have. my kids cant hunt deer intel they can efficiently use a rifle. they also cant shoot turkeys intel they can efficiently use the 20 or the 12 gage.  we use the 22 for rabbits and grouse it just something we have always done. And it helps when it time to start shooting bigger critters with bigger guns.   

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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
« Reply #145 on: March 06, 2021, 05:57:45 PM »
22 for turkey, that's a no for me.
If you want to take the numbers down than lower the tag cost and up the maximum harvest.
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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
« Reply #146 on: March 28, 2021, 01:11:37 PM »
"WAC 220-414-020 Unlawful methods for hunting Firearms.
The proposed changes expand the legal methods of take for turkey and clarify methods of take for several grouse and rabbit species. The proposed changes establish the use of handguns and rimfire rifles as a legal method for harvesting turkeys with exceptions noted."

Dang handguns and rimfire rifles during fall turkey season? What would be an ethical shot with a 22 lr or 17 hmr rifle on a turkey? I regularly shoot my 22 rifle at 50 yards at the small bore range. I don't have 17 hmr but aren't they 100 yard rifles?

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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
« Reply #147 on: March 28, 2021, 01:49:14 PM »
. 17 hmr would be good turkey medicine

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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
« Reply #148 on: March 28, 2021, 04:53:37 PM »
I better wear body armor every time I go outside if they OK 22's for turkey. Neighbor up the hill or either side shoot and miss...guess where the bullet goes??  NOTICE TO ALL YOU ROAD HUNTERS AROUND ME....you know who you are...I SHOOT back...bullet hits anywhere around me or my house and I shoot back.  Bad enough the road hunters shoot them in my yard with a bow .  I can only imagine a guy with 4 tags and a semi-auto shooting into a flock of turkey.  Stupid freaking idea.
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Re: Rim Fire Rifle use during fall turkey season
« Reply #149 on: March 28, 2021, 04:55:45 PM »
"WAC 220-414-020 Unlawful methods for hunting Firearms.
The proposed changes expand the legal methods of take for turkey and clarify methods of take for several grouse and rabbit species. The proposed changes establish the use of handguns and rimfire rifles as a legal method for harvesting turkeys with exceptions noted."

Dang handguns and rimfire rifles during fall turkey season? What would be an ethical shot with a 22 lr or 17 hmr rifle on a turkey? I regularly shoot my 22 rifle at 50 yards at the small bore range. I don't have 17 hmr but aren't they 100 yard rifles?

Are 5.56 AR pistols allowed under this?

 


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