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Thread: ISO - Tips for bowhunting turkey.

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    I plan to bow hunt for turkey, for the first time.

    I know that the range can be a difficult factor in getting a shot off, especially a humane shot in some cases.

    Does anyone have any tips for a successful turkey hunt using my compound? (preferred broad heads, body shot vs head shot, distance, etc)

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    Set your decoys up at 15 yards throw a stick out at 20 another at 30 this will give you a reference point for when the turkeys coming close and you get excited you Will know how far the turkey is away

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    head shot with the guillotine blades.you either get him or you don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucky View Post
    head shot with the guillotine blades.you either get him or you don't.
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    turkey hunting in Ontario podcast : https://ontariooutdoorpursuit.podbea...7-turkey-talk/
    Know where the vital layout is, figure out if you want to a head lobber broadhead or a more standard boradhead (dictates placement of shot), figure out if you're gonna be doing spot and stalks or sitting/blind hunting. Most honest piece of advice I can give is know when to draw your bow because of their eyesight. cheers!

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    I find the guillotine broad heads are hard to tune. I think the magnus heads fly way better without buying a longer arrow. The pros of going for the neck and head are simple like mentioned before, you hit the head and that bird is dead. IMO I like body shots, but you have to be confident in your shooting. If you break wings and or legs that bird cant go anywhere. but theres a down side, if you don't hit your mark that bird will run and you might risk not finding it. watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6blN4_l00b0
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    Learn the birds your hunting!! Keep still and keep at it!! Good Luck

    Oh and by the way.. I used the rage Turkey broad head and they work great!
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    I have some Torrid SS expandable broad heads.

    I like the sounds of the decoys at 10, and a stick or two to gauge 20 and 30. I can hit up to 40/50 yards with field points pretty accurate. But I'd like to keep it closer for turkey. Mostly due to the vitals. I won't be using guillotine for headshots... I'd rather go for a vital I think. Though that youtube video of the decap was amazing lol. Great shot.

    Thank you everyone. More info the better

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    if your going to body shoot them I suggest lighting up your arrow and dropping the poundage on your bow to reduce kinetic energy and lessen the chance of a pass through. they can't fly away if the arrow is still inside of them and they become way easier to track

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom gobble View Post
    If you break wings and or legs that bird cant go anywhere. but theres a down side, if you don't hit your mark that bird will run and you might risk not finding it. watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6blN4_l00b0
    I once had a body shot that hit the thigh and the Tom took to flight with my arrow stuck in him...watched $25 of equipment fly away....LOL....

    Good video....like the options presented. I stick to head/neck shots....don't like guessing where the vitals are under all those feather when they're in full strut.
    Last edited by MikePal; March 14th, 2018 at 09:58 AM.
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