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  •  My species error - I searched Wild Turkey Season (0+ / 0-)

    results listed above are for Eastern Wild Turkey - and the species that's open @ March 2nd, in certain areas of Florida is the Osceola turkey.  

    http://myfwc.com/...

    It appears there's at least two Wildlife Management Areas which permit muzzleloading rifles:

    Santa Fe Swamp Wildlife and Environmental Area - 7,272 acres in Alachua and Bradford counties.  Only bows and muzzleloaders (including muzzleloading rifles) are legal.

    Joe Budd WMA - 11,039 acres in Gadsden County.  Saturdays and Sundays only.  There are 20 no-cost, daily quota permits available at the check station on a first-come, first-served basis.  Only bows and muzzleloaders (including muzzleloading rifles) are legal.

    Muzzleloaders are often de-primed, but not discharged of their main charge upon return to camp.  (Thompson-Center made a CO2 "silent ball discharger" to expel the powder and shot at low velocity without "firing" the gun.

    Perhaps in falling, something sparked metal-to-metal and ignited the main charge.

    "The bill's sponsor has a better chance of being the next Pope" ~ attributed to Rep. Eric Burlison of Missouri

    by 43north on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 10:57:10 AM PDT

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    •  My bro does not use muzzleloaders (0+ / 0-)

      he uses modern guns. He hunts on his own property, and I think that the regs you are seeing are for the State Wildlife Management areas. I don't know where to find the dates for private lands.

      “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

      by jeff in nyc on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 11:55:46 AM PDT

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    •  Here's the full regs (0+ / 0-)

      you were just looking at WMAs

      http://myfwc.com/...

      “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

      by jeff in nyc on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 12:02:06 PM PDT

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    •  No interest in what I say? (0+ / 0-)

      So, I take it that you, like me, have no interest in turkey regs in Florida. You were just being a dick.

      “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

      by jeff in nyc on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 09:02:46 PM PDT

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      •  Jeff, newsflash! (0+ / 0-)

        DKos doesn't pay my bills.  My participation isn't 24/7.  I don't link to my blog.  My facebook page isn't filled with DKos content.  I'm not speed dialing my Congress nor State critters with breathless news of Frontpager calls-to-action.

        Mostly, post USA PATRIOT Act, I see every DO SOMETHING NOW!11ty rush as being news-cycle generated.

        BREAKING NEWS ALERT!  The lights were turned on in the Judiciary Committee Hearing Room just moments ago!  More as it happens.  (which used-to have "Stay Tuned to Fox" after it, but is now epidemic).

        Now personally?  I'm taking your description of your brother's firearm skills at 100% veracity.  

        I'm unaware of the age of his children, and didn't ask - as you chose not to include the information.
        My first thought upon reading this was:  "Early for turkey..." followed by "wonder if his brother's gun was the only gun present".  Again, your brother was getting called a criminal, a dangerous parent, someone who needed his guns confiscated and his permits revoked.
        I didn't think jumping in there was a valid use of my pixels.

        I've seen old guns "slamfire" when the sear was worn and the hammer slipped from the half-cock notch.  Same for some old (1930-era) .22 single shots.  That pull-knob sometimes didn't stay pulled, as too much lint and crud built-up on the old lubricants, preventing full sear engagement.

        I'm certain of one thing:  Your brother will count ammo from now on.  Five bullets - none fired ≠ 4 ever again.

        "The bill's sponsor has a better chance of being the next Pope" ~ attributed to Rep. Eric Burlison of Missouri

        by 43north on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 06:38:03 AM PDT

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