Remington 870 DM Predator Bags a Big Bird

Our man Jeremy S. is out and about hunting turkeys with Wildlife Systems of San Antonio, Texas. As you can see, things went well — for Jeremy. Mr. S. felled the 22-pound winged creature using Remington’s 870 DM Predator. His review of the box fed shottie is forthcoming. Meanwhile we can confirm . . .

Jeremy S. with dead turkey and Remington 870 DM Predator (courtesy

The turkey’s passed on! This turkey is no more! He has ceased to be! He’s expired and gone to meet his maker! He’s a stiff! Bereft of life, he rests in peace!

TTAG writer Jeremy S. with dead bird (courtesy

His metabolic processes are now history! He’s off the twig!

Upside down dead turkey (courtesy

He’s kicked the bucket, He’s shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleeding choir invisible!!



  1. avatar OmnivorousBeorn says:

    Congrats! I’m happy for you! No, I really am! I’m not jealous at all . . . *mutters about TTAG-author privilege*

  2. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    Big as he is, good thing he isn’t a parrot!

  3. avatar NonLinear9 says:

    Beautiful plumage!

    1. avatar Idle Hands says:

      ‘E’s not dead… e’s ~resting!~

  4. avatar anonymoose says:

    Nice birb! Gonna roast it, fry it, or…?

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      A birb like this? Gonna likely build some into enchiladas (but this will be the wife’s choice, so it could be chicken fried or who knows what) and I’m going to brine then smoke at least one breast (it’ll be the first thing into the new Camp Chef Woodwind I picked up last week). I’ll be taking home a few birds worth of meat as the other folks here flew in and I drove, so there will be six or so Rio turkey breasts headed back in my cooler.

      …off to smash some wild hogs and javelina now that the bird is checked off… 🐗 🦃

      1. avatar jwtaylor says:

        Brine the breasts. I’ll show you how. Makes a huge difference.

        1. avatar Terclinger says:

          Brine all parts of all birds.

        2. avatar Jeremy S. says:

          No need for instruction, JWT 😛 . I’ve been brining birds, fish, pork chops, etc since my high school dayz. Very much appreciated, though!

          …on a wild turkey, terclinger, there’s no eatin’ other than the breasts…

      2. avatar Terclinger says:

        Jeremy, I have never had wild turkey.
        Are the legs/drumsticks not salvageable?

        On store-bought I often just buy a whole leg, or 2 pairs of drumsticks and cook them a while in a slow cooker in homemade BBQ sauce…

        PS – – the day I get to Texas I am writing to you to help find my first hog hunt. Major bucket list…

  5. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Well done Jeremy!

    1. avatar Gun Free School Zones are a crime against humanity says:

      Yuuge. That bird was yuuge. Did he use some type of depleted uranium rounds? Or are just the oregon gobblers bullet proof? 🙂

      1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

        Remington organized this hunt, so it’s their guns and ammo. Remington Nitro Turkey #5 shot. This guy dropped like a sack of flour. Lights out, literally not one single twitch whatsoever. Granted, we’re talking about a 25- to 27-yard shot here with an EOTech equipped gun so it hit the spot with full effect.

        1. avatar jwtaylor says:

          It’s always fun to get them in as close as possible, but that is really great ammunition. I used it last year for turkey all the way out to a 60 yard line.

        2. avatar CS says:

          Personally, I would have used an AR-15; manufactured by Remington (MODEL R-15) to hunt these turkeys.

        3. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

          I’ve got 12 ga shells loaded with hardened steel flechette darts. Season here opens on April 15th.

  6. avatar lkb says:

    But what was the air speed velocity of an unladen turkey? Could it carry a 1 lb. coconut? Is it migratory (the bird, not the coconut)?

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “But what was the air speed velocity of an unladen turkey?”

      African, or European?

      “Could it carry a 1 lb. coconut?”

      Only if it could grip it by the husk…

      1. avatar lkb says:

        “It’s not a question of where he grips it! It’s a simple question of weight ratios!”

      2. avatar CS says:

        Coconuts do not normally grow on the native lands where turkeys are known to roam. So the answer is that it never will carry a coconut; just like a polar bear will never encounter one either.

        1. avatar Gun Free School Zones are a crime against humanity says:


        2. avatar Lkb says:

          Methinks CS hasn’t seen much Monty Python . . . .

          To which, I retort:

  7. avatar Stereodude says:

    At what exact point did it cease to be a turkey?

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      …there was a loud noise…

      1. avatar Stereodude says:

        But a dead turkey is still a turkey. It doesn’t turn into chicken, beef, or even a newt.

        1. avatar Gun Free School Zones are a crime against humanity says:

          It’s a former turkey. This turkey is no more. It’s bleeding passed on.

          It’s not pining for the fjords…..

    2. avatar Frank in VA says:

      When it was turned into a newt.

      It got better…

  8. avatar canuck_in_ca says:

    It’s just a scratch.

    I’m partial to smoking. Just don’t use hickory or worse mesquite. Overpowering on poultry.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      I have a bag of Tabasco chips!

  9. avatar Steve says:

    Nice turkey. Nice gun.

  10. avatar JasonM says:

    Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey! Turkey!

    (All the other good Python references were taken, except the Ministry of Silly Turkeys.)

    1. avatar canuck_in_ca says:

      Mr. Creosote would make quick work of the turkey.

  11. avatar Ropy Saliva says:

    Do I detect a note of sarcasm in your voice?

  12. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

    1. avatar Stereodude says:

      Wild ones can fly.

      1. avatar Gun Free School Zones are a crime against humanity says:

        Just not very well. Laughed my ass off at a turkey trying to fly across 80. How he survived is beyond me. God must really look after fools.

    2. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      WKRP in Cincinatti FTW!
      Great episode.

  13. avatar Rimfire says:

    Wild turkeys are very good eatin’! I prefer the meat to the store-bought kind. Jeremy, does the mag affect carrying the gun one-handed as much as it appears it would. Even in the event you use a sling, in turkey country sometimes you need to carry the gun in one hand and gear in the other. I know that Remington supplied the gun so you can’t say anything inappropriate but to me, it seems a regular tube fed might be handier.

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