Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > General Hunting Forums > Turkey Hunting
 right time to take the shot >

right time to take the shot

Turkey Hunting Whether it's spring or fall doesn't matter to this bunch. Great tips on calling, bustin flocks, using blinds and more.

right time to take the shot

Old 02-19-2008, 08:34 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 19
Default RE: right time to take the shot

I have to get a bird inside 40 yards, I prefer inside 30 yds. As long as the bird is moving in, I let him keep on coming. I also prefer to shoot when his head is sticking out and I don't want to shoot any closer than 15 - 20 yards.
D Mills is offline  
Old 02-19-2008, 08:35 PM
Nontypical Buck
nick_bleuer76's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Central, Iowa
Posts: 1,900
Default RE: right time to take the shot

I dont think I can really add anything, its all been covered.
nick_bleuer76 is offline  
Old 02-21-2008, 10:07 AM
HoytUltraTecDrew's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 50
Default RE: right time to take the shot

the first GOOD oppertunity the bird gives you, i have seen too many people wait for the PERFECT shot and screw it all up, more often than not that isnt going to happen so take the first good shot you get. and just remember be safe.
HoytUltraTecDrew is offline  
Old 02-21-2008, 02:39 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 210
Default RE: right time to take the shot

if he's steady comming in you can wait untill hes about 30 yards out. if hes is acting spooky and inside 50 TAKE HIM. as soon as the shoot presents it self i take it to many things can happen in that little bit of time.......no time 2 mess around!!!
huntndemducks is offline  
Old 02-21-2008, 05:35 PM
Nontypical Buck
jepcho's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Iowa
Posts: 2,670
Default RE: right time to take the shot

When I put my bead on the head and I know this shot is a 100% if I dont screw it up. Then squeeze the trigger.
jepcho is offline  
Old 02-21-2008, 07:48 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 409
Default RE: right time to take the shot

When his head is turned sideways giving a larger target than straight on, aim just above the head when the neck is stretched out in an attempt to eliminated pellets in the body (saves on dental bills) and when he is turned broadside so you don't shoot the feathers out of the tail band at an ideal distance of 25-35 yards.
[align=left] [/align]
Born 2 Bow Hunt is offline  
Old 02-21-2008, 08:42 PM
Nontypical Buck
kdsberman's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,673
Default RE: right time to take the shot

Personally, i wait until hes within about 25 yards, IF POSSIBLE. And when he does, wait for him to put his head up a bit, and CRANK EM'! But like they say, get the best, most humane shot you can.
kdsberman is offline  
Old 02-21-2008, 08:46 PM
Nontypical Buck
NY/Al's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Castile N.Y.
Posts: 2,090
Default RE: right time to take the shot

Wait till your comfortable! I had a bird at 45 last year, which is well within range, but i waited and he held up inside some briars. Just didnt feel comfortable yet and even though i know that i could have killed him, i dont regret a thing!
NY/Al is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 06:32 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Macon County MO
Posts: 58
Default RE: right time to take the shot

I had an older fella get me started turkey hunting 20 years ago. One day he called a big tom in, and I wouldn't take the shot because I thought it was too far. After the bird left, we stepped it off and it was 32 yards. I am far better with yardage now (little more seasoned...HA HA), but I still won't shoot over 35 yards. But here is what he told me to remember. If you can see the wet of its eyes, its in range. If you can see the hair in its chin, its too close. This has stuck with me all through the years. HOWEVER, last year I called a bird in for my nephew in the morning and was going for mine later. I called three toms in and yep couldn't see their eyes and he got away. Next morning I called two off the roost and yep when I shot I saw the whiskers flinch and he got away. Just remember to bring all your gear and all your experience on each hunt. Being too confident can be just as bad as under confident!
musselvalley is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Matt / PA
Traditional Archery
03-16-2007 12:26 PM
10-05-2005 06:36 PM
Black Powder
01-25-2005 08:00 AM
Black Powder
08-25-2003 05:19 PM
grim reaper
11-03-2002 08:25 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Quick Reply: right time to take the shot

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.