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pistol carry for turkey?
« on: April 05, 2023, 10:00:10 AM »
Anyone pack a pistol just incase a cougar steps out since season runs thru April for them? Cant shoot with your turkey loads legally, but pistol is fair game! (provided your GMU is open and you have '23 tags for cougars (new season tags)
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Re: pistol carry for turkey?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2023, 10:08:08 AM »
I carry a pistol anytime Iím in the woods. Season or not.

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Re: pistol carry for turkey?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2023, 11:07:37 AM »
I always pack a revolver in the woods.  Realistically would you have time to drop the shotgun and draw and then get off a accurate shot?   I don't know if I could. 

Honestly 3" #4's behind a full choke to a soft skin animal would result in a quick dirt nap

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Re: pistol carry for turkey?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2023, 11:15:45 AM »
I pack for tweekers!!

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Re: pistol carry for turkey?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2023, 11:18:38 AM »
I pack for tweekers!!


Wouldn't you get less cripples with the scattergun?  And you have about the same range.

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Re: pistol carry for turkey?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2023, 11:22:03 AM »
My point was toward legal harvest of cougar end of season.. if anyone plans....just in case.. sure, carry in some form is a good thing and the shotgun is pretty devastating but illegal to shoot cougar and claim with smaller than buckshot which probably isnt a great thing in tight turkey choked shotguns
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Re: pistol carry for turkey?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2023, 12:23:59 PM »
Remember, pistol hunting requires a 4" barrel. Self defense doesn't.
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Re: pistol carry for turkey?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2023, 12:34:44 PM »
Yes, very few places I donít carry and itís not by choice.  Always have a pistol on my chest or side when in the woods.

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Re: pistol carry for turkey?
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2023, 03:38:27 PM »
agree with jrebel.

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Re: pistol carry for turkey?
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2023, 04:54:55 PM »
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Re: pistol carry for turkey?
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2023, 07:04:11 PM »
Not to pile on but, I carry everyday. Being in the woods is no different than being in the city for me.

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Re: pistol carry for turkey?
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2023, 07:37:59 PM »
Where I hunt turkeys that is the only thing you can kill.

I carry a handgun everyday of the last 40 years everywhere I go.
If you were to take a bad fall in the woods your long gun might be gone. A hand gun very likely would still be with you.

I have had two such falls in my 72 years. The hand gun was always there for protection or singling.


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Re: pistol carry for turkey?
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2023, 08:30:03 PM »
I always have a pistol, doesnít matter what Iím doing.

 


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