Your Pheasant Loads Can Double for Turkeys
I hunt turkeys each spring as my annual reminder of why I love hunting pheasants so much more – pheasants never frustrate me, turkeys always do. But I like to stay in hunting mode, and this May I’m also introducing a newbie to hunting’s ranks.
I’d describe myself as a casual turkey hunter – one hunt per year – which means I like it enough to go but not enough to make significant gear investments. I don’t have a specialized turkey gun, and this year will be borrowing a blind, calls and decoys for my May hunt.
One other area I’m looking to pinch pennies for this year’s turkey hunt is on ammunition. I’ve got a few boxes of Federal Premium Wing-Shok Pheasants Forever High Velocity loads in 12-gauge 5 and 6 shot left over from the past few pheasant hunting seasons. Before I spring for shells that picture a big tom on the box, I’m going to put a full choke in my gun and pattern these loads. With 1 ¼ ounce shot weight, if they pattern well enough, my wallet won’t take a hit but the strutter will.
Do your pheasant loads double for spring turkeys?
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