They say the fall kill is too high. I contend that there are fewer fall turkey hunters than there were 20-30 years ago. What there are more of is predators. Coyotes, bobcats, eagles, hawks, fishers. All of these prey on turkeys 24/7. Rifles do not have that big of an impact.
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Handgun hunter since 1979 - haven't used a rifle since!
HHI member #992, NRA, SCI.