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Turkey huntin with a rifle????

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Unread 03-03-2010, 05:14 PM
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Turkey huntin with a rifle????

I was just watching 1 of my hunting shows and the guy was shooting turkey's with a rifle. I thought there was a nationwide law against this. Now I am not the most knowledgeable turkey hunter but I was always told that I would be crucified for shootin a turkey with a rifle
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    Unread 03-03-2010, 05:22 PM
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    Re: Turkey huntin with a rifle????

    Well ......... no one should be "crucified" if hunting legally. In Pennsylvania it is (or at least was) legal to hunt turkey with a rifle during either the spring or fall season but I can't remeber which. Probably the fall.

    If it's legal in PA then it's reasonable to assume that it may be legal in other states as well. In NY a rifle is NOT a legal implement for hunting turkeys.
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    Unread 03-03-2010, 05:27 PM
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    Re: Turkey huntin with a rifle????

    I was in texas hunting hogs during the fall turkey season, and after 3days of not seeing anything a huge group of turkey flew in. shot em with the camera, then my dad shot an 8" bearded tom at 30yards with a 257 roberts, i then shot a 10 3/8" (i pointed it out, but my dad thought the other was bigger, still bother him about this ) bearded tom at 97yards with the same rifle. Not a long range shot, but a turkey's head is a pretty darn small target shooting from a blind.
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    Re: Turkey huntin with a rifle????

    rifles are legal spring and fall in wv, my go to turkey gun is a valmet 412 12/223, have shot a few with a rifle.
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    Unread 03-03-2010, 06:21 PM
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    Re: Turkey huntin with a rifle????

    I thank you all for your replies. I never knew it was legal in some states
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    Unread 03-03-2010, 06:30 PM
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    Re: Turkey huntin with a rifle????

    Yep its leagal in PA. Friend of mine shot one a couple years back with a 204 Ruger. Blew his head completly off. They are good to carry if the turkey hangs up at around 100 yards or so like they always seem to like to do.
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    Re: Turkey huntin with a rifle????

    As mentioned earlier shooting with a camera is legal in all states.
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