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oh..ok..but never came tomind to shoot one when they come close?
what breed do you have in your place?

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Mostly easterns in this area with some rio's a little further west . Sure I shoot one occasionally during deer season if I have a tag. I don't always buy a tag for fall season though. Also I'm shooting them with a bow from a treestand, so I'm not going to attempt that unless they are under 20 yds. and no deer in sight.

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redrider, have you been using bow since the time you fist hunt? that's cool Thumbs up

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No! When I'm deer hunting I have my bow, that's why in the fall if I shoot a Turkey it's with the bow. I generally use a shotgun during the spring season. Will probably start using the bow for Turkey more starting next season. Thumbs up
As far as deer go, I started hunting them with a rifle and have been using a bow for about 6 years. I find using the bow much more challenging and more rewarding Big smile

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i've walked up on hen's on their nests a bunch and each time its something different. gotta love wildlife.

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is it ok in Kansas to use shotgun when deer hunting? Here in Utah, i thinkits a Shame on You! to use shotgun for deers.

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20 gauge or larger using only slugs, during regular firearms seasons.

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You can use 20 gauge or larger using 00 buck shot or larger and slugs.

check page 13 of Utah big game proclamation

http://www.wildlife.utah.gov/proclamations/2006_biggame/2006_big_game.pdf

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First let me say its really cool that theres a turkey forum at BGH now! I love to tukey hunt and read and learn about them. I seen a hen in the open with a clutch about 6 weeks ago and wonder how many survived the predators. I guess they do alright we have lots of turkey here!

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