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Old 11-08-2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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Do I need a plug in my shotgun for Turkey or Quail?

I mainly use my 12 gauge for hunting hogs. I am going with a friend who said we can hunt some turkey and quial this weekend but I can't find my darn plug for my Remmington 870 pump. The way I read the regs is for migratory birds only need the plug?

I can cut a piece of dowel rod if someone can tell me the length of theirs in their 870 pump shotgun.

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Old 11-08-2007, 08:13 PM   #2
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no..no plug required except on migratory birds..
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:18 PM   #3
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Pages 67-68. Plug is not needed for quail or turkey.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:25 PM   #4
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cool, Thanks guys.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:46 PM   #5
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no..no plug required except on migratory birds..
you are prolly going to tell me that I can't use #4 lead as well
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:04 PM   #6
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I can cut a piece of dowel rod if someone can tell me the length of theirs in their 870 pump shotgun.

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My rod is 5 5/8 inches, green factory jobby doo.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:11 PM   #7
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you are prolly going to tell me that I can't use #4 lead as well

I use #5s.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:13 PM   #8
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Yep, no plug needed for turkey or quail. And #4s would be OK for turkey but not quail (7 1/2 or 8 shot). And use an extra full choke for the big birds and modified or improved cylinder for the little fliers...
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:49 PM   #9
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My rod is 5 5/8 inches, green factory jobby doo.
Well.....no comment....especially about the color/? j/k Holdem...it's just one of those moments where things sound funny
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:02 PM   #10
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Well.....no comment....especially about the color/? j/k Holdem...it's just one of those moments where things sound funny


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Old 11-08-2007, 10:06 PM   #11
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Jason....please don't ever encourage me.
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D- you always have the same thing on your mind.
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:13 PM   #13
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D- you always have the same thing on your mind.

I'm bettin' your ears perked up when you read it....LMAO.....
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My gun dont got no stinkin plugs!
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:23 PM   #15
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My gun dont got no stinkin plugs!
Had a known peckaheaded game warden ask me and a buddy of mine if we had our plugs in our guns at the boat ramp after a morning of killin' ducks. Buddy said 'no sir"....I said "yes sir"........GW copped an attitude.....said "you know you are required to have a plug in your gun to hunt migratory birds right?" Buddy said "yes sir"...GW said "I'm gonna have to write you a ticket and gives him the "what for" about being an outlaw speech"....."let me see you gun" he says........Buddy hands his gun case while we watch the game warden pull out his Browning over/under. GW mumbles a few words under his breath and tells us to have a nice day.... The look on his face was priceless.....
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Lol Smart!
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:28 PM   #17
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D- you always have the same thing on your mind.
Whatever...just remember that I rode in back
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:28 PM   #18
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Smart, Way to waste a game wardens time. I hope you are happy. It is also a good time to say no to a vehicle search. Wait for a dog to show up. Then wait for the shift sup. to so up,then say go ahead. Good times.



D- I forgot about that. Keep that on the DL.
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:31 PM   #19
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Smart, Way to waste a game wardens time. I hope you are happy. It is also a good time to say no to a vehicle search. Wait for a dog to show up. Then wait for the shift sup. to so up,then say go ahead. Good times.


Only thing we wasted was his lecture /breath. He was checking the guns anyway.....

He just mistakenly thought he had hit on an outlaw.....I have the utmost repsect for the good game wardens.....this fella didn't fall into that category.
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:34 PM   #20
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Had a known peckaheaded game warden ask me and a buddy of mine if we had our plugs in our guns at the boat ramp after a morning of killin' ducks. Buddy said 'no sir"....I said "yes sir"........GW copped an attitude.....said "you know you are required to have a plug in your gun to hunt migratory birds right?" Buddy said "yes sir"...GW said "I'm gonna have to write you a ticket and gives him the "what for" about being an outlaw speech"....."let me see you gun" he says........Buddy hands his gun case while we watch the game warden pull out his Browning over/under. GW mumbles a few words under his breath and tells us to have a nice day.... The look on his face was priceless.....
LMAO, I might have to take the over and under out Duck hunting just so I can pull that one this year
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:43 PM   #21
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Dowel rods work, but a #2 pencil can be installed a lot faster in the field............I mean, if you needed to install a plug real fast in the field.
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