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Turkeys with the bow

Postby MarkPat06 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:07 pm

Has anyone tried hunting Easterns with the bow? Should I set up in a location turkeys frequent or go to the bird once he gobbles and then set up. I have never tried it with the bow, just wanted to know from someone who has done it before.
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Re: Turkeys with the bow

Postby RNT_MAN » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:00 pm

I have killed several easterns with a bow. I always try to find an area that the gobblers are strutting in be it an old roadway, a field or a cut in the trees. On my land the turkeys tend to hit the fields when it rains so I set up a ground blind on the edge at the beginning of season and hit that spot with my bow when it rains. But by far the best set up for trying to take one with a bow is via ground blind.
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Re: Turkeys with the bow

Postby Wood Ducky » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:55 pm

will they jump the string can they :huh: :huh: :huh:
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Re: Turkeys with the bow

Postby sixXgun » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:36 pm

Recently a buddy and I put the spot and stalk on a couple birds and called em in the rest of the way. we got one, but the second tom that came through had all the hens with it and I got busted trying to draw my bow. I would say def. get a ground blind. hard to pull back when you have 16 different eyes looking all around. If you are stalking a lone tom ide say just find real good cover.
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