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So im leaving this week to do some Turkey hunting before trout season opens on Saturday.... i will be on WMA in North GA.....Turkey season is open so i can legaly have shotgun...now say saturday i want to carry my pistol under my wadders....would this be legal since is its not a weapon used for a game that is in season i doubt it?
 

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It is unlawful to posses a firearm in any closed season on a WMA. If there is no open season for the taking of game that would alow use of your sidearm, and there currently is none, then the carry of that weapon is not lawfull. Futrthermore, you can not posses a loaded weapon in your vehicle. This all comes from the 2007 regulations guide put out by the DNR. You can access it online at thier website.
 

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It is unlawful to posses a firearm in any closed season on a WMA. If there is no open season for the taking of game that would alow use of your sidearm, and there currently is none, then the carry of that weapon is not lawfull. Futrthermore, you can not posses a loaded weapon in your vehicle. This all comes from the 2007 regulations guide put out by the DNR. You can access it online at thier website.
Exactly what i thought........looks like i can just carry my 12 gague over my shoulder with a rod in my other hand LOL :D
 

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In Georgia turkey can only be hunted with shotguns using number 2 sized shot or smaller or any muzzleloading firearm. Hmmmm... I guess by the letter of the law then you would be legal to carry a cap and ball revolver....
 

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Yep Bow and arrow or Shotgun...and no you cant use slugs!!!!! as the damn things are hard enought to kill anyway you want as much lead flying at them as possible....i have a few freinds that have taken them with a Bow...the new pop up ground blinds have made it easier but it is no simple task they can see 260 degree's and they pick up the slightest movements.
 

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In Georgia turkey can only be hunted with shotguns using number 2 sized shot or smaller or any muzzleloading firearm. Hmmmm... I guess by the letter of the law then you would be legal to carry a cap and ball revolver....
I was wondering when someone else would notice this little quirk in GA hunting laws. Now if someone would make a snub nose cap and ball :wink:
 

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Houw about these? A bit underpowered though....

This has more power but is not exactly what you would normally think of as a pocket gun.....
 

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You don't need a shotgun. Here's what you need.

George Bemis . . . wore in his belt an old original "Allen" revolver, such as irreverent people called a "pepper-box." Simply drawing the trigger back, cocked and fired the pistol. As the trigger came back, the hammer would begin to rise and the barrel to turn over, and presently down would drop the hammer, and away would speed the ball. To aim along the turning barrel and hit the thing aimed at was a feat which was probably never done with an "Allen" in the world. But George's was a reliable weapon, nevertheless, because, as one of the stage-drivers afterward said, "If she didn't get what she went after, she would fetch something else." And so she did. She went after a deuce of spades nailed against a tree, once, and fetched a mule standing about thirty yards to the left of it. Bemis did not want the mule; but the owner came out with a double-barreled shotgun and persuaded him to buy it, anyhow. It was a cheerful weapon--the "Allen." Sometimes all its six barrels would go off at once, and then there was no safe place in all the region round about, but behind it.- Mark Twain in Roughing It
 

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Houw about these? A bit underpowered though....

This has more power but is not exactly what you would normally think of as a pocket gun.....
The game laws require a .44 or larger. I don't have the funds but I thought about converting an Charter Bulldog.
 

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Yep Bow and arrow or Shotgun...and no you cant use slugs!!!!! as the damn things are hard enought to kill anyway you want as much lead flying at them as possible....i have a few freinds that have taken them with a Bow...the new pop up ground blinds have made it easier but it is no simple task they can see 260 degree's and they pick up the slightest movements.
Huh. I've run into them on several occassions when running cross country. I've found singles & small flocks. It never seemed like it would be too big a deal to take on with a good .22 I guess it's one of those things - see stuff all the time when you are not looking for it, but when you went purposefully hunting them you'd never find em.
 
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