I said that Air Gun hunting for birds and small animal up to about raccoon and coyote were popular through most of the nation. I also mentioned that California allowed turkey hunting. I left off that they don't allow goose and many other strange exceptions (gotta work on that). I also said that air gun hunters are some of the responsible and environmentally friendly hunters. I stated that for air gun the hunters strive for a one shot kill generally to the head.
If it sells more hunting licenses,,,more $$$,,,they'll pass it, I'd hope. Don't know about Turkeys, those NWTF folks may have something to say.
To play devil's advocate for a second. I know that getting a good headshot is double tough. They're always moving it. Body shots would require alot of energy to be effective and responsible (ie 25-30FPE) since Pellets have no shock effect, like a .22LR or .270. I think it would take minimum caliber and FPE regulations, to make it feasible. Since rifles are already allowed, and considering the few air rifles that would meet a minimum Caliber/FPE standard reliably, Would Fish&Game wanna mess with it in the Enforcement Division? I Don't know if they would, even tho it could be done.