This topic is such a mess and it will NEVER come to an end...ever!
I remember when the .30-.378 came out and every one said "what the hell is that for?" The answer is simple; long shots on big game. 500 yards on elk, no problem! Well, people went berzerk! why would you shot at an animal that far?! Well, because you CAN if you and your equipment is up to it. Then, they started hunting with the .50 BMG. The masses came unhinged!! WHAT? a 1000 yard killer!! Devils work. Some guys hunt with .243s. some say its too small. Some hunt with .223. Some say thats a varmint round only. Some say crossbows are cheating. The list is endless.
Bottom line we are all HUNTERS! I know guys who hunt pigs with spears. Go nuts! not my bag! If you want to be up close and personal, there are plenty of tools out there to do it cleanly and effectively. If you want to stretch the real estate, go ahead! We have the best technology available today, more so than ever before, to do that. Its a personal choice. As hunters, we should respect each others coices, not berate for it.
Goddam well-said Tink, well-said.
Tinker this is not about personal choices...it's about leading people to believe pure horse hockey.
A turkey deserves more repect than someone that calls himself a turkey hunter shooting at them at 70 or 80 yards with a shotgun.
It's unethical to intentionally shoot at a turkey that you 'think or know' is past 40 yards....
Dood I don't think you'll find a real turkey hunter that would disagree with the above statement.
Don't kid yourselves into to thinking you did anything that would be called an accomplishment because at those distances my 5yr old could go to ANY state in the country and kill an animal.
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