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Which weapon will you use for turkey season?

I will be using both the bow and the shotgun. I will probably start off with the shotgun to get my first one. Then, if I'm lucky enough to get that first one I will switch to my bow.

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I would love to take the gun,

I would love to take the gun, since I have never shot a turkey and would like the extra range.  However, I will start out with archery equipment.

I will do this because the public land that is open to shotgun hunting is like trying to hunt in a mall or something.  People EVERYWHERE!!!

Now, my Archery spot is just that, an archery ONLY apot.  It's a recreation area that is off limits to guns, and it has lots of turkeys.  Not alot of guys out there chasing the birds around with sticks and string.

I figure my chances are better, even with the more primitive weapon, if there are fewer people.  Last year, I made it out 3 or 4 times with a bow, and never ran into another hunter, and saw birds every time.  However, the couple of times I went with a gun, I saw one bird, and plenty of hunters.

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I'm a Remington fan and have

I'm a Remington fan and have been for years but for turkeys I use my Winchester 1300 with scope and camo covers. It shoots well out to 40 yards ( I havent had to shoot further yet) and holds a good pattern. Watch out Mr. Tom!!!! Dancing

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12 gauge

It will be one of my 12 gauge shotguns.  I think my Browning B80 is teh best I have.  If my sone is hunting, he'll be using it and I'll be using a lesser gun (probably a Tristar brand).  If I am hunting without my son, I'll be using the Browning.

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Mossberg 500a with a XXF

Mossberg 500a with a XXF turkey choke. I use my shotgun all year long here in FL. Waterfowl doves squirls and even deer and hogs.

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PSE and Rage 2 blades

This will be my second year hunting turkeys with a bow and I am going to keep at it till I get one.

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I will be hunting here

I will be hunting here soon...I kmow a late start, but I will be taking the bow and the gun into the field with me...try the bow first and then resort to the gun if need be.

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I too will start with the 500

I too will start with the 500 mossberg and if all goes well, I'll break out the Hoyt Maxis 31! Comes in here in Ohio tomorrow morning! I'm ready.

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Of the 7 turkeys that I have

Of the 7 turkeys that I have taken all but one of them could of been shot with a bow and arrow.  Now that seventh one was on a dead run.  I guess that I could of shot him with a arrow but those buggers can move and the 10 ga. worked so much better. 

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I will be using my Remington

I will be using my Remington 870 by Hi-Viz Tombuster II sight, Remington Turkey Superfull chocke and "3 Magnum Remington Nitro Turkey shells . I think so this combination one of the best choices. Thumbs up

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