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    The Great NZ Turkey Shoot

    Got word of a paddock of turkeys.

    So after morning work loaded the car up with the shot gun,the trusty old escort.

    And unlocked my ole faithful model stirling .22 bolt action.

    First glance was a few parries then the turkeys behind in a flat paddock.

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    I had to think of a plan of attack as they were not approachable from here even with the trusty .22 that can shoot wings off a fly at a half mile.

    As usual my clothing was pretty much full camo as that is all I own

    Slung the shotty over my shoulder and headed down a lane with parries letting off their distress call alerting every thing that I was approaching.

    The mob of turkeys were getting cagey by this stage and I was very tempted to dump the ole faithful.22 on the dirt and shoot at the low flying parries with my shotty as it was ready for action!

    Anyway the parries finally dispersed so I went into stealth mode as the mob of turkeys were approaching an escape route.

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    Yes I could see dwellings in the background,that is where my intell came from!

    I made my way to a shaded shelterbelt with the East shining sun making this short camo attacker harder to see.

    The high grass flats that the turkeys were on started making their escape route so I lined a nice plump hen up with the old faithful and dropped it ...headshot at DD didgets on the range finder

    As the turkeys dispersed my intel approached the lane way armed with a semi auto shotty so we split up and tried to drive them towards each other.

    A couple of shots rang out from the approaching intel before the turkeys fled to the low lying flats way below on a neighbouring farm.

    Before they escaped I could of cleaned a few more up with the shotty but was happy to have a feed for the table without spitting out steel shot!
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    DD should wait till night time and take the hedge clippers or golf club!
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    Good fun aye, we managed to get a couple on opening weekend.
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    sharpen up a slasher if you can find the roost tree or just shine a torch on them roosting when they all lift their heads a nice tight choke and line up as many heads as possible close up with the biggest load of seven shot that you can get that way minimal shot or hopefully none in the carcase.older birds are really nice minced into patties. nice eating.
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    hit a mob up with a sks once. pretty humane those rounds on turkeys are.
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    Use enough gun

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    Good to see what a humane hunter you are @Dundee as you even provide a water bowl to your carcass tray

    Either that or you just said play dead for the photo so I can keep on posting about my mighty.22
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    You reminded me of this one.

    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....nday-fun-7906/

    Good stuff DD.
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    How do you cook'm?
    pluck and gut etc or just take the breast?
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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    How do you cook'm?
    pluck and gut etc or just take the breast?
    I reckon the breast meat and legs will go well in the crock pot.
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    years ago when I got the odd Canadian we only did the breast. I asked the question about the legs and was told they could be a bit stringy and not worth the hassle.
    I subsequently never tried them but could definitely say they would work in a crock pot.
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    Breasting turkey.Pull skin away from breast.
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    Slice beside crop and pull away from flesh.
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    Slice breast away from brisket.
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    Repeat other side.
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    Remove drum sticks and yum yum no mess turkey meat
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    What does it come out like?
    Similar in taste to chook or more like goose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    years ago when I got the odd Canadian we only did the breast. I asked the question about the legs and was told they could be a bit stringy and not worth the hassle.
    I subsequently never tried them but could definitely say they would work in a crock pot.
    Hope you mean geese, and not "Canadians" in a Jeffrey Dharma kind of way.

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    Looking at the meat I kind of wish I breasted the sole turkey I shot.

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    I keep meaning to cook up some turkey, but every one I've shot stinks and is covered in mites. When I get to the breasting bit, there is so little meat that it just doesn't seem worth it, even on the larger birds. The ones in Dundee's photos seem more worthwhile. Can't believe our American friends get so excited about hunting these things!
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