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    Default why can you only hunt turkeys till 7 pm?

    wondering if anyone knows the answer to this?

    im just really curious about why you are only allowed to turkey hunt in the spring to 7pm ?


    apologies if its a dumb question lol!

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    I think it's to prevent hunters from shooting them after they've gone up to 'roost' for the night ..but not 100% sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    I think it's to prevent hunters from shooting them after they've gone up to 'roost' for the night ..but not 100% sure.
    hmm that seems logical i guess, i got up from my spot and went for a walk at about 630 last time i went out, came back to 2 turkeys sitting in a tree literally behind my spot. cant catch a break haha.

    but i did see a number of turkeys still out in the middle of fields well past 7 driving home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowjob View Post
    but i did see a number of turkeys still out in the middle of fields well past 7 driving home.
    Back in the day they used to have mandatory weight in centres..it also may have been implemented then so you had time to take you bird in before they closed...
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    I think its primarily to allow them to roost without disturbances.
    I can remember at least 3 turkeys I bagged over the years where I’m alternating between looking down the barrel and glancing at my watch to make sure I’m still within legal shooting time...the 6:50 to 6:55 birds!

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    Wondered the same, maybe Safety or noise ?! US stated are mostly till noon or 1PM for Turkey as well it seems.

    I read some states dont allow decoys ... too many turkeys fell in love ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ata83 View Post
    US stated are mostly till noon or 1PM for Turkey as well it seems?
    It used to be the same in Ontario.

    I don't know the actual reason for 7 p.m. now, but I think it is what MikePal said.

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    Legal Discharge of a gun is 7:00 pm here why I always thought was reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by js4fn View Post
    Legal Discharge of a gun is 7:00 pm here why I always thought was reason
    Legal discharge time for a firearm is one half hour after official sunset and one half hour before official sunrise (official time as being listed in the weather daily almanac.) MikePal is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    Legal discharge time for a firearm is one half hour after official sunset and one half hour before official sunrise (official time as being listed in the weather daily almanac.) MikePal is correct.
    part of noise bylaw. 7:00 pm. I can have cyndi lauper playing live till 10:00pm

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