Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

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Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by hunter with MS » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:27 pm

It blows looks like I will be hunting turkey with a shotgun instead of my crossbow this spring . As I will be taking chemo for cancer that I have fought for a few years. I got a little challenge with the gun I will be using a 410 with the over priced tss shells so I have to get them into 25 or 30 yards.Best thing no recoil and they are light weight .

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Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by longbow joe » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:11 pm

Very sorry 😞 your in our prayers . Shotgun or bow its all cool no worries just get well!!!
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Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by hunter with MS » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:21 pm

Thanks it is a form I can't or they can't kill .All you can do is stay even with it . So far it has been 6 or so years .

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Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by Doe Master » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:27 pm

Shotgun or bow you are still hunting at least . :)
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Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by xcaliber » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:28 pm

Enjoy every day! I wanted to use the .410 setup, but Indiana has a 20 gauge minimum. Anyway, it makes it a bit tougher, and exciting, good luck. We will also have you in our Prayers. Hope it goes well for another good stretch for you after the treatment.
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Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by hunter with MS » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:49 pm

The Tss 410 shells are going for $28.00 a box of 5 you don't practice with them and they are hard to get .

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Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by artifact » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:08 pm

Enjoy the hunt, you get one in range you should be fine using a .410 and the tss shells.
Last year I peppered a long beard @ exactly 40 yds. that I didn't get, 12ga. 870 super Mag., red dot scope, patterned @ 40yds., and the bird was at full strut facing me, I have never been overly impressed with that gun and have shot turkeys at that range or close to it with a Kassnar OU 3" Mag.
Wishing all the best for you, and make sure to post a pic. of that turkey when you get it!

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Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by hunter with MS » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:07 pm

This year we can take 2 long beards in the same day in our spring season. Maybe I'll get lucky . Thanks for the kind words .

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Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by Normous » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:15 pm

HWMS,
It will be awhile before turkey season and I'm sending best health wishes. My wish is you might be able to use your Excal for at least one of your birds , their light and don't recoil much :wink:
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Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by Driftless hunter » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:24 pm

I wish you the best of luck with this coming spring turkey season. Some days getting a turkey in range is tough regardless of what weapon you are using. I always say - The only thing predictable about turkeys is that they are unpredictable."

Hope your treatments continue to go well, & you have an awesome spring hunt to share & remember! God bless!

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Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by AJ01 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:49 am

HWMS...
My family's wishes and prayers are sent your way. My wife battled that ugly "C" word for many years. I know first hand the toll it can take on a family, and the I understand the physical "wear and tear" it has on you. I hope GOD blesses you with 2 of the biggest Tom's you've ever seen come this spring!!
Good luck in ALL you do, and have a great season!! :thumbup:

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Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by janesy » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:03 pm

hunter with MS wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:27 pm
It blows looks like I will be hunting turkey with a shotgun instead of my crossbow this spring . As I will be taking chemo for cancer that I have fought for a few years. I got a little challenge with the gun I will be using a 410 with the over priced tss shells so I have to get them into 25 or 30 yards.Best thing no recoil and they are light weight .
Hey it's not that bad! I love turkey hunting with a shotgun. Runnin' and gunnin' is a blast!
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Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by hunter with MS » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:55 pm

Been there done that I used the crossbow for the challenge and no recoil . I took many turkey with a gun I just picked up 2 410 bore turkey shotguns and tss shells since my state has allowed them for turkey .It will be a challenge .Thanks everyone

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Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by Driftless hunter » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:41 pm

Since I am not that confident calling in turkeys, I sometimes use my Browning Gold 10 (3.5" 10 gauge turkey loads along with an Indian Creek Black Diamond Strike choke). Some days I need all the help I can get!

I hope you have great hunts this spring!

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Re: Looks like I'll be turkey hunting with shotgun this spring

Post by jody5252 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:43 pm

Prayers for you! Keep enjoying the outdoors...
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