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CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior MemberPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
The family is in for moose again this year. Hopefully one of us will get drawn. It is by far my favorite meat, and the rest of the family agrees. :drool2:

Spring bear and turkey seasons open on Monday, the 15th. We have three bait sites prepped and ready for the opener. As a bonus, there is a flock of turkeys roosting less than a half mile from one of the bait sites. My plan for this site is to sit in a stand with a slug-barrel 12 gauge and turkey call. I'm thinking it's best to keep my tag options open without carrying two different weapons.

I see issues with the shotgun. If I have a slug chambered, turkeys will come in. If I have shot chambered, a bear will walk in. If I leave the chamber empty and wait, I'll spook whatever comes in trying to load.

Any advice, or is this too hair-brained to consider?
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,014 Senior Member
    Shotgun ready for the bird. Handgun for the bear. Assuming you have a handgun chambered for an adequate enough cartridge.
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,165 Senior Member
    Slug in one barrel, shot in the other......

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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Shotgun ready for the bird. Handgun for the bear. Assuming you have a handgun chambered for an adequate enough cartridge.

    That is something to think about. I have 6.5" S&W 626 that is adequate for the task. I'm not a big fan of wearing it while sitting in a climber.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    Slug in one barrel, shot in the other......

    g35230.jpg

    That's a good idea, but I only have one double. 20 gauge coach; modified and improved. It's hell on forest grouse, but maybe inadequate for turkeys.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • dlkdlk Member Posts: 419 Member
    Wait, you're not turning down an excuse to buy a new gun, are you?:devil:
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,635 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    That's a good idea, but I only have one double. 20 gauge coach; modified and improved. It's hell on forest grouse, but maybe inadequate for turkeys.

    My kids have been using a 20ga. with Winchester Supreme loads, we have not taken a turkey YET, but judging from the pattern at 30 yds, it will do the job.

    A slug in the other barrel and the handgun for back up and you have a plan. Actually, you are lucky, we cannot hunt two species at the same time in MN, its to confusing for the DNR to know what we are doing:roll:.
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,973 Senior Member
    I do not go hunting without my g20 at my side.

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