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Waterfowl Production Question?

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I know if you hunt waterfowl or upland game on a WPA you cannot use lead. Is it the same for turkeys?

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Not absolutely certain, but I believe that's correct.  The newer heavy shot ammo would be a good choice.

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Thanks guys. I kind of thought it would be a no lead area. My cousin gave me some Hevishot if I end up going there.

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Take a few shots and check your pattern at 20-30-40 yards if you haven't used it before.  It might surprise you.

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I got a turkey on a WPA last year and walking out a federal warden checked me and never asked about what shells I was using.

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6 minutes ago, rogrod said:

I got a turkey on a WPA last year and walking out a federal warden checked me and never asked about what shells I was using.

I sure wouldn't count on that though.  It's definitely in the regs and doesn't state exceptions for turkeys.  See straight from the regulations/rules. 

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When hunting with a shotgun, hunters must use and possess only approved non-toxic shot. Lead bullets in rifles and muzzle loaders are allowed in accordance with State regulations. 

 

 

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I'm with you Borch. I'm not chancing a ticket for a turkey or anything else for that matter. Didn't see or hear anything this morning which was a little surprising considering how nice it was. Heading to that WPA tomorrow morning where I at least saw a track yesterday.

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Good Luck.

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