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Jay Edward (deceased) 03-05-2006 10:51 PM

Taking The Turkey With A Bow
I was perusing the 'net this afternoon and I came across several sites dealing with Bowhunting the Turkey. It then occurred to me that I could not recall seeing threads on this subject on this forum.

I came across this page on a site that addresses the subject:

And this:

There seemed to be a general feeling that it was much more difficult than deer hunting.

I've never hunted any birds other than Grouse with a bow so I can't really have much of an opinion.

buckshot roberts 03-09-2006 07:29 PM

Re: Taking The Turkey With A Bow
Jay, I 've never done it and in this part of the state I know of no one who does, If I ever do see or hear about it, I'll try to get as much info as I can, but man you have to be very good at it, after turkey season I'll start to work with my bow, Ron

killahog 03-15-2006 06:25 PM

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I live In ohio and I have been hunting turkeys for 20 years I have for the most part mastered it I usually shoot 2 gobblers for myself and call In 2 or 3 for other people every year. Last year was my first attempt at hunting them with a compound , I have killed 4 gobblers with my crossbow But The compound is much different I do not use a blind or bait and Just getting a bird within 25 yards of you sometimes can take a week and Then one has to draw the bow This is where Thing have gone from This is great to how many pieces can I break this bow into, In a matter of seconds It seams like if you just move your eyeballs to look at The bowstring they are gone. I am sure That The way to do it is hide in a blind but for now I am not ready for that .

gitano 03-16-2006 11:24 AM

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The only turkey I have ever shot was with a bow. I was out squirrel hunting and two jakes snuck up on me.


killahog 03-16-2006 01:41 PM

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I read your reply and I was Just wondering when you hunt squirrrel with a bow do you only take the shots that are on the ground and If not how do you kept from losing your arrows.

gitano 03-16-2006 04:52 PM

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Actually, ground shots are the ones that lead to lost arrows. I used (it has been a long time) blunts (judos), but I always kept a broadhead in my quiver 'just in case'.


DUMI 03-18-2006 04:00 PM

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THis will be my first attempt at trying to get a turkey with a bow. In a blind. I am just starting out so I must be a glutton for punishment....

buckshot roberts 03-19-2006 10:52 AM

Re: Taking The Turkey With A Bow
:D It'll be a few years before I'll try to turkey hunt with a bow, but the very best of luck to ya,Ron

bowhunter 51 03-19-2006 05:27 PM

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I dunno guys......done alot of bowhunting in my day.......deer, fish, sometimes
small game........but turkey?....Too much movement required for one thing....
Shot an ole chicken once with a target arrow.......Thing ran around a day or
so with that arrow run through it before I could get were I could finish it off....
Led me to believe big birds can be hard to kill unless you hit them in the head..
I'm kinda' partial to a good clean harvest.......I'd say I was pretty good with a
bow but not good enough to do a head shot on a turkey........Naw...think I'll
stick with a shotgun........

buckshot roberts 03-19-2006 06:09 PM

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:D I'm with ya on that BH51, I can say I'll never get that good with a bow, yep like to make them clean kills myself, Ron

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