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Whats everyone's ethics on shooting turkeys with a shotgun?

You can only headshoot turkeys.
81
28%
You can bodyshoot turkeys.
18
6%
You can't shoot running or flying turkeys.
19
7%
You can shoot running or flying turkeys.
43
15%
You can only shoot turkeys to 30 yards.
10
3%
You can only shoot turkeys to 40 yards.
40
14%
You can only shoot turkeys to 50 yards.
23
8%
You can only shoot turkeys to 60 yards.
13
5%
You can shoot turkeys to the maximum distance your gun will allow 70 yards plus.
15
5%
You can shoot hens with beards during spring season.
26
9%
 
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Whats everyone's ethics on shooting turkeys with a shotgun?

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Wondering what everyone's stance is on shooting turkeys.
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Personally I wouldn't body shoot but I think that is up to the individual. Know your gun and what it will do.
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I've killed the majority of my birds with a bow but I can kill them just as dead with my shotgun.

What exactly is your question ?

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I only shoot flying turkeys, it’s unethical to shoot a bird while on the ground or in a tree. They don’t call it wing shooting for nothing!!!!
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I didn’t see an option for shooting out of the truck window while the vehicle was moving, so I didn’t vote.
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guesswho wrote: March 19th, 2022, 5:20 pm I didn’t see an option for shooting out of the truck window while the vehicle was moving, so I didn’t vote.
That option is only valid if'n yor using a rifle & body shooting em!!
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guesswho wrote: March 19th, 2022, 5:20 pm I didn’t see an option for shooting out of the truck window while the vehicle was moving, so I didn’t vote.
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guesswho wrote:I didn’t see an option for shooting out of the truck window while the vehicle was moving, so I didn’t vote.
Yea with the rifle..I feel left out now


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guesswho wrote: March 19th, 2022, 5:20 pm I didn’t see an option for shooting out of the truck window while the vehicle was moving, so I didn’t vote.
HERE IS ANOTHER SURVEY

:cheers: means yes. :bootyshake: means no.

:cheers: :bootyshake: if you’re shooting out of the truck, while the vehicle is moving, do you aim for the head?
:cheers: :bootyshake: if you’re shooting out of the truck, while the vehicle is moving, do you aim for the body?
:cheers: :bootyshake: if you’re shooting out of the truck, while the vehicle is moving, and you’ve had two beers, do you aim for the head?
:cheers: :bootyshake: if you’re shooting out of the truck, while the vehicle is moving, and you’ve finished the six pack, do you aim for the body?
:cheers: :bootyshake: if you shoot the turkey in the body and the gun jams, is it ethical to chase it down in the vehicle?
:cheers: :bootyshake: if you shoot the turkey in the body and it takes off running, is it ethical to let your kids out of the vehicle to chase it down?
:cheers: :bootyshake: if you’re giving your kids driving lessons, is it ethical to let them drive while you take the shots?
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I just can’t wait to hold one

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Are you serious dude. Dang. Are you just fishing or what. It’s common sense. Call the Turkey up and shoot it in the head with shotgun and be done with it. I don’t know what your problem is.
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I saw no category regarding shooting hens off limbs with or without flashlight or night vision optics.
However, it is bad manners and inconsiderate for the driver to shoot from inside the truck across the center console out of the passenger's window without asking the passenger first. Let them get the flock shot unless they are small children and shouldn't have been drinking with you under most circumstances. It is important to teach them manners and their place by your example.
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GLS wrote: March 20th, 2022, 4:02 am I saw no category regarding shooting hens off limbs with or without flashlight or night vision optics.
However, it is bad manners and inconsiderate for the driver to shoot from inside the truck across the center console out of the passenger's window without asking the passenger first. Let them get the flock shot unless they are small children and shouldn't have been drinking with you under most circumstances. It is important to teach them manners and their place by your example.
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This is exactly how I was brought up,
as kids when road hunting drinking was limited to opening day and birthdays,
unless you were hunting with Uncle Lenny, then you a little more window time for shooting and refreshments.
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crow wrote: March 20th, 2022, 6:41 am
GLS wrote: March 20th, 2022, 4:02 am I saw no category regarding shooting hens off limbs with or without flashlight or night vision optics.
However, it is bad manners and inconsiderate for the driver to shoot from inside the truck across the center console out of the passenger's window without asking the passenger first. Let them get the flock shot unless they are small children and shouldn't have been drinking with you under most circumstances. It is important to teach them manners and their place by your example.
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This is exactly how I was brought up,
as kids when road hunting drinking was limited to opening day and birthdays,
unless you were hunting with Uncle Lenny, then you had a little more window time for shooting and refreshments.
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GLS wrote:I saw no category regarding shooting hens off limbs with or without flashlight or night vision optics.
However, it is bad manners and inconsiderate for the driver to shoot from inside the truck across the center console out of the passenger's window without asking the passenger first. Let them get the flock shot unless they are small children and shouldn't have been drinking with you under most circumstances. It is important to teach them manners and their place by your example.
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Hard to reasonably answer that question by checking boxes. Everyone SHOULD have different answers based on several factors including equipment, skill level, terrain, etc. As far as im concerned head shots at 40 yards and in, thats my personal standard. Im capable of more but that is my “standard” and I stick to it, rules of the game so to speak. If a bird is wounded as a result then by any and all legal means are on the table. I dont think its as easy as clicking a few boxes.
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I kinda like hunting them like them fellas on Crocodile Dundee was hunting those kangaroos.
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HunterGKS wrote: March 20th, 2022, 7:57 am Ronnie Turkey Hunting Rig.jpg
Still hunt out of it. Even upgraded it by having it wrapped in old school Treebark. But the idiots ran the pattern the wrong way.
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guesswho wrote: March 20th, 2022, 8:27 am
HunterGKS wrote: March 20th, 2022, 7:57 am Ronnie Turkey Hunting Rig.jpg
Still hunt out of it. Even upgraded it by having it wrapped in old school Treebark. But the idiots ran the pattern the wrong way.
I see you're resting up for your next drive-y turkey hunt.


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Agree with Chiefrazor: headshots 40ish yards and in. IMO if he won’t close anymore he gets one more day….
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WOW! This thread devolved very quickly, in a very funny way!

Does any one drink till morning and then go out and limb lift them? I didn't see that option.

On a side note, what are your thoughts on mounting a punt gun on top of your side by side and having your kid drive it? At what age do you let the kid shoot the punt gun? Asking for a friend.
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Chief Razor wrote: March 20th, 2022, 7:53 am Hard to reasonably answer that question by checking boxes. Everyone SHOULD have different answers based on several factors including equipment, skill level, terrain, etc. As far as im concerned head shots at 40 yards and in, thats my personal standard. Im capable of more but that is my “standard” and I stick to it, rules of the game so to speak. If a bird is wounded as a result then by any and all legal means are on the table. I dont think its as easy as clicking a few boxes.
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