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#191786 - 04/08/18 12:10 PM Re: Let's see your Turkey Hunting Handguns [Re: wvhitman]
reflex264
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I wish we could hunt them with handguns in Tn.
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#191788 - 04/08/18 01:58 PM Re: Let's see your Turkey Hunting Handguns [Re: wvhitman]
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The issue with getting a DRT on a turkey with non expanding bullets is that the critical vitals are about the size of a tennis ball tucked between the wings plus the spine and head. Most of the body is meat or low density intentistines. They are basically a sack of air below the wings. I have seen or heard of more than a few birds center punched with a high velocity rifle round or a slow cast bullet get airborne and set their wings destined to sail off and die.
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#191795 - 04/08/18 06:55 PM Re: Let's see your Turkey Hunting Handguns [Re: reflex264]
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 Originally Posted By: reflex264
I wish we could hunt them with handguns in Tn.


Same.
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#191796 - 04/08/18 07:01 PM Re: Let's see your Turkey Hunting Handguns [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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I will use either a rear grip Anschutz 22 Mag, 6x45 XP, or 6x47 XP.
Both XP's are center-grips, with the barrel taper equaling a factory XP.
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#191806 - 04/08/18 10:27 PM Re: Let's see your Turkey Hunting Handguns [Re: Ernie]
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You need to give me one or the other ernie. 6x45 or 6x47. Either one 😬

No handgun turkey in ky either. 🙄
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#191822 - 04/09/18 12:09 PM Re: Let's see your Turkey Hunting Handguns [Re: KYODE]
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I'd like to know more about .410 setups. That is the only way we can use a handgun in MO for turkeys. I've contemplated setting up a Contender for several years, just haven't gotten around to it yet. Too late now with the season upon us in a week.
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#191823 - 04/09/18 01:03 PM Re: Let's see your Turkey Hunting Handguns [Re: Boartuff]
Teep
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Wow, I just checked the MO regulations and found you can use a .22 cal. rifle or smaller to hunt turkey. Shame they won't allow handguns.

Are you sure a handgun using .410 shells is legal? I don't have a code book available but the website says shotgun.


Edited by Teep (04/09/18 01:22 PM)

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#191824 - 04/09/18 01:22 PM Re: Let's see your Turkey Hunting Handguns [Re: Teep]
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 Originally Posted By: Teep
Wow, I just checked the MO regulations and found you can use a .22 cal. rifle or smaller to hunt turkey. Shame they won't allow handguns.


Better check those reg's again. The only thing legal to take any game bird in Missouri is a shotgun. The only bird you can legally take in Missouri with anything other than a shotgun are crows.
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#191825 - 04/09/18 01:26 PM Re: Let's see your Turkey Hunting Handguns [Re: longhunter]
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Better check those reg's again. The only thing legal to take any game bird in Missouri is a shotgun. The only bird you can legally take in Missouri with anything other than a shotgun are crows. [/quote]

I think you are right, I went to the MDC website and clicked on the regulations under turkey hunting but it seems that it takes you to general regulations and what I read was listed under deer season. I don't see any turkey hunting methods listed on the website but will keep reading.

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#191826 - 04/09/18 01:50 PM Re: Let's see your Turkey Hunting Handguns [Re: Teep]
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 Originally Posted By: Teep

Are you sure a handgun using .410 shells is legal? I don't have a code book available but the website says shotgun.


If you're shooting shot shells, then it's a shotgun.
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