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Old 03-31-2009, 11:46 AM
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Looking to take on the big birds with my xbow this spring. Looking for advice on how to make it work. Saw nothing in the Turkey hunting forum about using a reg bow much less a horizontal one. How do yous guys get er done?
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:53 PM
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I do it in the fall, same time as deer/archery season. I shot several that way just luck tho.
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:37 PM
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I used a ground blind, calling and decoys. Works if you can get to them before they hen-up.
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:53 PM
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I've taken 2 turkeys with the x-bow. I use a ground blind and setup like I would with a shotgun. Aiming point is different, of course- I aim for the "shoulder" area when the turkey is broadside. By the way - when hit by an arrow, a turkey rarely just "drops" right there. Both my kills have required tracking, and 1 required a follow-up shot. If you can, use mechanicals with the biggest cutting diameter you can find - at least 1.5". If you can hit it straight through the "shoulder" area and break both wing bones, it anchors them pretty fast.

It's a bit tougher than with a shotgun, but it can be done. A ground blind makes it much easier.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:31 AM
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Here's a link for aim points on turkey, you have to scroll down from gun to archery. I got three so far w/ my xbows and use the same bhead as deer but add a Zwickey Grappler to keep the arrow in the bird, hopefully.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:32 PM
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Awshucks...Thanks for the turkey website on where to aim. I have it as one of my favorites and will study it often since the Illinois season opens on Monday...and snow is forcast!!
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:01 AM
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The site Awshucks posted is one of the best that I have seen. Not only does it show the pictures and points of impact, but also tell which is the better shot and why. Remember that shooting a strutting turkey is nice to see, but it is a more difficult shot as the feathers actually hide or create a different size to the body which could cause a bad hit. As for the arrow/head combo, use your regular hunting setup if your confidant and happy with it, but add an arrow arrestor to the arrow to stop complete pass throughs.

good luck.
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