Ethics Check: Distance Dilemma

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Turkeybuster
 
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RE: Ethics Check: Distance Dilemma

Postby Turkeybuster » February 27th, 2009, 12:08 pm

I would pass on the rifle and make it a point to come back the following year and finish the slam, granted you didn't do it in one year however you have another year of contemplation ahead of you and you will truly enjoy your slam. One year slams are a ego trip for the wealthy anyhow.
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RE: Ethics Check: Distance Dilemma

Postby Gobblerman » February 27th, 2009, 12:22 pm

I agree that B is the option I would choose as well, at this stage of my turkey hunting life.  Thirty or forty years ago....I'm not so sure.  Tom slayer's point is a valid one, though.  Put any of us in that position, and add the element of where a person is in their turkey hunting career, and then see what really would happen. 
 
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RE: Ethics Check: Distance Dilemma

Postby Timber Chicken » February 27th, 2009, 1:13 pm

I was put in this exact same situation last year in Florida.
 
tom slayer you can say what you want I still chose B. Im not going to lower my standards just to kill a bird I respect so much. I just would not of felt right.  
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RE: Ethics Check: Distance Dilemma

Postby mark hay » February 27th, 2009, 2:26 pm

i been shootin' whistlepigs over 40 years . mostly with flat shooters and at fairly long distance. there ain't much sport in it ,,,other than callin' the shot,,,precision shooting.
no disrespect mr. slayer,,,but you are runnin' out of money fast .
IF I CAN'T CALL HIM IN , I DON'T WANT HIM ,,,,simple as that.

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RE: Ethics Check: Distance Dilemma

Postby mark hay » February 27th, 2009, 2:37 pm

back in the scenario ,,where the bird pitches out to the middle of the big field . i like to think that i would have circled around to a likely looking roost spot that would put the gobbler between me and the field . and raised a bunch of HEN racket at fly up time . and then returned before first light and give him my best rendition of a hen fight .

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RE: Ethics Check: Distance Dilemma

Postby Magnumdood » February 27th, 2009, 2:55 pm

The fish is the last one to know the water is too cold.

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RE: Ethics Check: Distance Dilemma

Postby J Hook Max » February 28th, 2009, 7:50 am

B. calling them into shotgun range is what it is all about.

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RE: Ethics Check: Distance Dilemma

Postby dwfish » February 28th, 2009, 2:07 pm

It is hard for me to disagree with you, but I've never shot a turkey EVER with a rifle and have no real desire to.  Calling them into shotgun range is a lot of the essence of turkey hunting.  I recently killed my "grand slam" in Florida ... but it took me 35 years!  It was the only Osceola I've ever gotten and he came in strutting beautifully.  A rifle would have spoiled it.  Thanks!!  You guys all sound like dedicated turkey hunters!!
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RE: Ethics Check: Distance Dilemma

Postby grizzly » March 1st, 2009, 4:33 am

b i have to call them in or it's not hunting to me

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RE: Ethics Check: Distance Dilemma

Postby turkaholic » March 1st, 2009, 3:33 pm

That is one thing that has never appealed to me. I'm not intrested in long range, just up close and personal. I would feel nervous turkey hunting on property knowing there was rifle hunting going on. Just can't picture my decoy spread and camoman in the bushes calling. Something wrong with this picture. A seperate rifle season would make it safer. B is my choice
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