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    Cool Strange encounter

    Driving up to do a bit of stalking yesterday and had to stop to let a Turkey cross the road!
    Nowhere near any buildings.
    Whatever next?

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    He's not daft making his escape early not long till crimbo now.

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    A local shoot near me has been releasing black turkeys on his shoots as well as pheasant and partridge. I nearly ran one over too!
    I'm not sure what they fly like but reckon they'd have a bit more meat than a partridge.

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    A friend of mine was standing in his kitchen washing dishes when an ostrich walked across his paddock. Do you know it is possible to get a 243 out of a gun cabinet load it and shoot before an ostrich walks 50 yards. And they taste very nice. Keith
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Spanker View Post
    A local shoot near me has been releasing black turkeys on his shoots as well as pheasant and partridge. I nearly ran one over too!
    I'm not sure what they fly like but reckon they'd have a bit more meat than a partridge.
    Spankey, I bet he wouldn't taste as good as a partridge!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Spanker View Post
    I'm not sure what they fly like but reckon they'd have a bit more meat than a partridge.
    They fly like rubbish unless you have a mountain to launch them off and then when they do fly you havent got any cartridges in your gun. Ask Adamant

    John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Spanker View Post
    A local shoot near me has been releasing black turkeys on his shoots as well as pheasant and partridge. I nearly ran one over too!
    I'm not sure what they fly like but reckon they'd have a bit more meat than a partridge.
    hi
    are they wild turkeys hes releasing or domestic turkeys ??

    their meant to be a real chalange to shoot! if there wild turkeys!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizslamad View Post
    They fly like rubbish unless you have a mountain to launch them off and then when they do fly you havent got any cartridges in your gun. Ask Adamant

    John.
    Once they're off the ground, they look like a Blenheim bomber coming out of the cover - and in my defence, I had just shot a rather good high crossing pheasant, which is such a rarity that in my excitement, I forgot to reload ...

    Anyway, I've gone off shooting turkeys since being introduced to long-range Ostrich hunting in Africa last month

    A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Spanker View Post
    A local shoot near me has been releasing black turkeys on his shoots as well as pheasant and partridge. I nearly ran one over too!
    I'm not sure what they fly like but reckon they'd have a bit more meat than a partridge.
    Ha ha, when I first started stalking on the shoot I beat for I was out one morning when a huge thing flew/glided past my head. I damn near soiled myself, it came from nowhere and just missed me. It was a peacock, which, up until then I had always presumed (no, I don't know why) were flightless.
    You can't say muntjac without saying, Mmmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry mac View Post
    Ha ha, when I first started stalking on the shoot I beat for I was out one morning when a huge thing flew/glided past my head. I damn near soiled myself, it came from nowhere and just missed me. It was a peacock, which, up until then I had always presumed (no, I don't know why) were flightless.
    I heard that there eggs was a funny shape and colour

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