HUNTING Turkey

Discussion in 'Shot Placement' started by AfricaHunting.com, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. AfricaHunting.com

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    Turkey Hunting Shot Placement

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    Most people I know that hunt turkeys head shoot them with a turkey load from a shotgun at 25 or 30 yards, Jerome. Not that there's anything wrong with your diagram, it's just the most common method of taking them that I'm aware here in Iowa.
     
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    Thanks stew31r! I added to the Turkey's image the head shot, it does make sense!
     
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    Body shots work, but the first shot that I've let off at one the two times I've hunted them and the first shot my friends fire is always at the head
     
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    Absolutely.

    As my Dad (a Turkey huntin' addict) used to say..."shoot 'em in the face"
     
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    Try this with your bow !



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    My experience with these tough wily birds is a head shot with a shot gun works great. With a crossbow I want to prevent it from going far so the shot placement shown above is good. I also think a shot with a bow that hits the spine and the vitals (entry above the beard or in through mid back) would work although if they are facing me I suspect they would be able to see me. A friend of mine describes hitting the neck with a special guillotine arrow but you can't use them with a crossbow. Its amazed me to see how far and fast this fat, lumbering creature can go - a wounded or spooked turkey puts an enormous amount of distance between you and him in a hurray! If you haven't tried it they are a good challenging hunt.(y)
     

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