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What is the best way to kill a wounded turkey so as not to get hit with a spur ?

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  • What is the best way to kill a wounded turkey so as not to get hit with a spur ?

    What is the best way to kill a wounded turkey so as not to get hit with a spur ?

  • #2
    Throw a sheet over it (like a cast net) wrap it up and wring it's neck, unless you can shoot it of course

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    • #3
      I just have to ask!

      "Have you had this happen in the past?"

      It seems to me that if a turkey has enough control of his legs to "spur", he'll be covering country rather than hanging around.

      I've had to dispatch two "downed" birds. A nearby handy "stick" served the purpose quite nicely.
      When I walk up on a presumably "dead" bird, I immediately step (not stomp!) in their head until I'm absolutely certain he's crossed over to the Big Roost in the Sky.

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      • #4
        Lock and load!

        I can attest to the damage that spurs can deal out. I pulled a crippled rooster out of a muskrat hole last fall and he dang near ripped my thumb off. Cut me right to the bone. Now I have a nice conversation piece scar to go with the one on adjacent first finger from gutting my first buck back in ... 1969.

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        • #5
          Just take the damn spurs off before you kill the turkey. Jeez!

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          • #6
            Here's where a little .22 pistol comes in handy for administering the coup de grace.

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            • #7
              99ex, there's very few jurisdictions that I know of where turkeys can be legally shot with anything but shotgun or bow, coup de grace included. Used to be able to take them with a rifle in Eastern Montana during the fall season but I heard it's no longer allowed. Would have to check the regs to be sure though.

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              • #8
                Choot 'em!

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                • #9
                  A .22 Magnum Pistol with CCI Snake Shot works every time on Snakes while Turkey Hunting and that Run away Gobbler!
                  NOW check your local Laws, Here in Fl you can use almost every type of Bow or Fire Arm to Hunt Turkeys.

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                  • #10
                    Lay a long stick across their body, walk the plank and at the far end you'll find a turkey kabob. Minus the puncture wound that is. Then you can borrow Honkers dull gutting knife and lob off his head. sorry OH, I had to throw it in there.

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                    • #11
                      shoot 'em in the head again, or smack them in the head with a club like stick.

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                      • #12
                        bubba ive had it happen to me...i was bowhunting a few falls ago for deer and a few turkey happen to come through. i shot a gobbler a little low and he ran into a brush pile. let him sit till nightfall then went in. i could see him in the brush, and with a flashlight in my mouth crawled in to get him. that sucker got me good when i grabbed for him. ended up having to keep the flashlight in my mouth and dispatch him with another shot from my bow.

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                        • #13
                          Ditto w/ habben97

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                          • #14
                            Ontario is correct. You better not be caught hunting with a handgun in New Jersey. You would be arrested on the spot.
                            explorer is also correct. Other western states are more flexible with handguns used during hunting season. Some of eastern states are like Nazis Germany with their gun laws.

                            When you shoot a wounded turkey and he is floundering on the ground from his nerves reacting just step on his leg. With my size fourteen boot he is not gone anywhere. If the turkey is wounded and able to run or fly, shoot him again.

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                            • #15
                              scratch
                              Was he actually trying to spur you or just thrashing trying to get away?
                              I know, doesn't change the result, just curious.

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