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Shack

Hunting turkeys with a dog or dog's?

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Shack

Is this legal or am I a turkey my self for thinking of such a thing. I never have hunted turkey's yet, but I have encountered them in the woods. When they get spooked, there very stealthy things on getting away in thick cover. Maybe you could hunt them like coons. They are just like any other game bird. You corner them and they flush. As a matter of fact, I think they are the only bird you never hear people hunting with dogs.

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LABS4ME

It's illegal.

Good Luck!

Ken

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Shack

Anyone know why it would be illegal? I do not plan on furthering post any further as I do not want spark anything.

Usually when Ken states good luck, it feel it may mean good luck with post and further replies. Turkey hunting is a big topic on the forum right now and I am not tring to upset anyone. Has this topic been brought up before?

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LABS4ME

Been a member since '01 and I always end my post with a Good Luck!

It means Good Luck! It is not sarcastic in the least...

Good Luck!

Ken

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riverrat56

It acctually is legal in some states, only for fall hunting, they use them to bust up the flocks then call them back and the dogs lay next to the hunters in a little blind....

But in MN it is illegal.

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river huntfish

yepe its illegal

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fishnhooks

Quote:

They are just like any other game bird.


You might have some good points, please explain.

Good luck,

"hooks"

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Borch

Turkeys are managed as big game rather than the upland game classification. Many of those same game laws that protect deer protect turkeys.

For additional background on why I'd encourage you to email the good folks at the MN DNR. They have always replied to my questions in a respectful prompt manner.

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cw642

This is a strange subject. I have been out running the dog in the fall and seen a turkey or two. Once we were walking an area dnr land and came across a turkey. The dogs moved in, pointed and the turkey held. I walked in to flush what I thought was going to be a pheasant. Woosh the darn thing took to flight. It scared the heck out of me. It only flew about 15 yrds then landed, because it had an arrow sticking threw its body. It was early fall(out conditioning the dogs for SD opener) and I figure it was a deer archery hunter as fall turkeys was not open yet.

I don't think hunting them with dogs would work very well. The only reason that one held was because that poacher had shot him, and he still had an arrow in him. Most others I see while out with the dogs are hightailing it before we start into the field.

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Shack

Sorry Ken, I have only been posting in hunting area for about 2 months. You have never been offensive at all. Thats for your input.

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