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Lol what a joke. After three years I finally located a flock of fall turkey at Kingsbury Thursday so went to hunt them this morning. Think again. Parking lot had no less than five deer muzzleloader hunters for a VERY confined public parcel! I promptly departed. 16 days peak rut rifle followed by 15 days muzzleloader. Plus youth gun season and three months of crossguns. Insane amount of gun days trashing buck age class. Pretty bad when the pressure is too high for the only guy turkey hunting the entire property. What buck would possibly move in daylight after 30+ days of gun pressure?
 

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I expect the five pumpkins scattered my flock this weekend. But after today thank god they are OUT of there for the season! Going on a 4 day business trip then will get a whole week turkey hunting by myself. Hopefully birds will settle down and get in a pattern.
 

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are we allowed to use slugs to hunt turkeys in indiana i have tried to find out by dnr but can't find out
Welder is correct, it's on the DNR rules/regs

Wild Turkey - Indiana Hunting

Legal Equipment
Turkeys can be hunted only with:

  • A 410 caliber and 10-, 12-, 16-, 20-, or 28-gauge shotgun loaded with pellets of size No. 4, 5, 6, 7, 7½, and Tungsten Super Shot 9 and 10. Non-toxic shot is required while hunting turkey on some DNR properties. Call the property you are interested in hunting on for additional information.
  • A muzzleloading shotgun not smaller than 20-gauge and not larger than 10-gauge, loaded with pellets of size 4, 5, 6, 7, 7½, and Tungsten Super Shot 9 and 10. Combination loads using shot sizes other than these are illegal.
  • Bow and arrow
  • A crossbow
 

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Well after trying several times, I found it just wasn't worth it. Just way too much pressure in general. However, found a great alternative. Tried my luck first time late season bow hunting for deer on various Illinois public, and after hunting multiple spots, I found one with my tiny boat that was loaded with mature bucks. Must have a boat to access, but well worth it. I wasn't sure about breaking thin ice with my portable boat, but it seemed fine. This must be some refuge the big ones go to after the three gun seasons. I ended up taking a 130" with my bow like on 12/15. So no luck with turkey, but at least I found something to do late season.
 
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