Anybody Ever Shot a Turkey with Sabot Deer Slug Out of 12-Gauge Shotgun?

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RE: Anybody Ever Shot a Turkey with Sabot Deer Slug Out of 12-Gauge Shotgun?

Postby olesmoky12 » May 22nd, 2008, 6:11 pm

I'm new here but just wanted to encourage you to enjoy the challenge of the hunt. I have had several birds in my years of hunting put me in this same position. I had one drive me crazy a couple years ago and helped me finish the season with a empty tag but I would'nt change it. This bird made me much smarter for the next season, and believe me I was ready to go at it again the next opening day. Good luck !
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RE: Anybody Ever Shot a Turkey with Sabot Deer Slug Out of 12-Gauge Shotgun?

Postby MSwickard » May 23rd, 2008, 2:08 am

dluders,

This was taken from the WA Turkey regs: [ul][*][font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"]Spring turkey season is open for shotgun (10 gauge or under holding 3 or fewer shells or muzzleloader with shot) and bow-and-arrow hunting only. [/ul]It really isn't written well but it basically implies "open for shotgun or muzzleloader with shot". The ) is in the wrong place.  The ) should come after the word shells and therefor read like this:
[ul][*][font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"]Spring turkey season is open for shotgun (10 gauge or under holding 3 or fewer shells) or muzzleloader with shot and bow-and-arrow hunting only. [/ul]
However, the implied meaning is either or using shot and not a SLUG![font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"]

Spring turkey season is open for shotgun or muzzleloader with shot and bow-and-arrow hunting only.
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Shotguns must be 10 gauge or under holding 3 or fewer shells

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So if you went into the fields with slugs.....my bet is they would throw you in jail!  Additionally, using slugs on turkey is not a good idea....for the matter in my  opinion is a rifle either.  If you can't call them within shotgun range you have next year to try it again.  It just is too dangerous using slugs and rifles.

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RE: Anybody Ever Shot a Turkey with Sabot Deer Slug Out of 12-Gauge Shotgun?

Postby dluders » May 23rd, 2008, 3:59 am

Thanks, all, for the input.  Like I replied before, the HUNTER SAFETY risk of using a slug is reason enough for not using them.  I'm convinced -- I'll just use conventional 12-gauge, #5 or #6 pellets and try to shoot the turkey in the head at ~30 yards.  I plan on going out this long Memorial Day weekend and trying to get a Merriam tom in Northeast Washington. 
 

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RE: Anybody Ever Shot a Turkey with Sabot Deer Slug Out of 12-Gauge Shotgun?

Postby JPH » May 23rd, 2008, 8:54 am

ORIGINAL: dluders

Thanks, all, for the input.  Like I replied before, the HUNTER SAFETY risk of using a slug is reason enough for not using them.  I'm convinced -- I'll just use conventional 12-gauge, #5 or #6 pellets and try to shoot the turkey in the head at ~30 yards.  I plan on going out this long Memorial Day weekend and trying to get a Merriam tom in Northeast Washington. 


 
Good luck! Let us know how it goes.

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