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Question that I'm sure someone on here could answer. I have a tag for the fall turkey season (this weekend)and an archery deer tag. I have seen a number of deer in the area the last two weeks which got me thinking. Is it legal to have a 12 gauge with turkey load-and a bow in my stand? My concern of course is the legality of having a gun and bow with only a archery deer tag. I guess I could just play it safe and leave the bow at home-but sure as heck as soon as I do that a 225 lb. 12 pointer will walk thru broadside at 15 yards and I'll be kicking myself.

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You are not allowed to carry a gun with you while archery hunting.

I would say look at the shot placement chart for shooting turkeys and bowhunt for both.

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I would think it would be pretty fun to try and arrow a big old bird

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I've tried bowhunting turks two different years now and the only thing keeping me from getting a bird was getting one in range. I've had several in the 35-40yd range, but for a bow shot that is just too far. I don't get 3" groups at 40yds yet so I'll have to keep practicing.

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I might be wrong but I don't think you can shoot turkeys from an elevated stand. I believe you would need to hunt from a ground blind.

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Not true. Turkeys can be taken from a treestand, but they are very hard to draw on unless there is something between you to block their vision.

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Ended up not being an issue-cable on bow broke Saturday afternoon. Of course I brought the shotgun only that morning, had 4 deer within 15 yards of me-one within about 10 feet and I was on the ground. Of course as soon as I decide to bring the bow-it breaks,

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