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  •  I've seen a Tom turkey take a full blast (3+ / 0-)
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    ban nock, jfromga, Little

    of 12 gauge in the body, shake it off like rain, and continue after the hens.

    The NYPD officer I was with (who shot-at the bird) needed to be restrained, as using his issue 9mm Glock would have been contrary to State Fish & Game regulations.

    "Head shot" is required on wild turkey as their feathers are effective armor.
    Which along with the adult bird's vigilance and excellent running and flying skills, makes them a difficult bird for any predator to kill.

    Most "kill" to natural causes happens to eggs, chicks and juvenile birds.

    "The bill's sponsor has a better chance of being the next Pope" ~ attributed to Rep. Eric Burlison of Missouri

    by 43north on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 05:49:37 AM PDT

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