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Old 12-30-2008, 11:50 PM
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I am going to try to get a gobbler with my bow this spring and I was wondering where to put the shot with a bow...i have never hunted turkey with a bow before, so could anyone help me out with this, i don't want to go flinging arrows at the birds head lol...thanks guys
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:26 AM
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This question depends on which BH you will be using with your setup. If you use a specail turkey headsuch as the Guillotine then you should aim for the head/neck area of the turkey. If you are using a regular 2 or 3 blade BH that you would typically use for deer then aim for the heart/lung area of the turkey.
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read this http://www.turkeyhuntingsecrets.com/library/libindex-bow-shots.htm
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:31 AM
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Angles. It's all about angles. The heart lung area on a turkey is pretty small. On a boradside shot it's best to aim for the butt of the wing so that the bird can't fly. Frontal shot aim just above the base of the beard. Slight angled toward you aim in between.

It's also recommended to get less penetration than with deer sized game and keep the arrow in the bird to help immobilize them. That probably means a lot less bow poundage and a BIG broadhead. Some even say a large mechanical with some sort of stopper behind it so you don't blow through.

I would guess that the base of the neck would pretty much take them out, too.
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Take the legs out, break their back, or lop their heads off. Turkeys can survive some pretty good looking hits long enough to get away

BG explained the areas to aim at very well

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Old 12-31-2008, 12:31 PM
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Here is where you should normally be shooting if you are using a regular type of broadhead.

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Old 12-31-2008, 12:34 PM
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i have heard the saying "hit them high, watch them die, hit them low watch them go" is that true or no?
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