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Great advice Hpooley. My wife always gives me that look, gee you are finally back. She gets to do vacations every year so it pans out. The thing I can't get her to understand, that even though we love hunting, a hunting trip can be extremely exhausting sometimes. It becomes more hard work than a vacation. A vacation you eat at nice places, stay in nice hotels, can come and go when you please, sleep in, visit interesting places, etc.,etc. How do they compare. But fair is fair. Anyway some Turkey advice. Vary your calling, turkeys are just like us, they can sound amazingly different. In these drought conditions, look for them around water. Shotguns or bows in the spring, most anything else in the fall. A scoped 22 is great has long as the bullet is 38 grains or more. Don't qoute me look in the regs. Learn to use your voice when up close calling, alot less movement. I don't mean a mouth call. If you can make seal or puppy sounds, you can develope it to imitate turkey yelps,putts,purrs, and even a gobble. I have more, but brain locked.

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HuntorDie-

Thanks for the turkey info. As far as the rifle regs for turkey go, the bullet has to be 38 grains and carry 100 ft lbs of energy @ 100 yards, and even then you can only use it in the fall season. I looked @ ballstics tables the other night and I'm pretty sure that bumps it up to a .22 Mag. I'll have to check.

You mentioned the drought. I can honestly say that I've never been happier with our weather this week and the forecast for next week. It's already got me jonesin' for September 1 to see how it's affected the bird population.

Thanks again!

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Check the regs again, a DOW officer I talked to said, if it is 38 grains or bigger it will fall in that category. So I looked up ballistics of the shells I was going to use and they did qualify. Most of the high velocity 22 rounds will. I will double-check them myself. Thanks for the info and good luck.

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I stand corrected. The only thing I wasn't sure about was the down-range energy. I'll take a look when I get home.

Thanks!!

[ This Message was edited by: therookie on 2003-04-25 09:31 ]

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The fall regs are 110 ft-lb @ 100 yards with at least 38 grain bullet.

The brochure can be picked up here:

http://wildlife.state.co.us/Brochures/

In reading the regs, I noticed that hunting over crops or scattered ag feed is legal (if scattered for ag purposes) but hunting over bait is not legal. Sounds like hair splitting to me....