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#1210748 - 03/02/09 04:12 PM Re: Turkey with a BOW [Re: Coach]
rem270
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Registered: 11/15/02
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i cant even hit a deer with a bow im not about to try turkey huntin with a bow lol.

i was deer hunting one time and grazed a hen while she was flying off. i took that little feather home and showed everybody
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#1210822 - 03/02/09 05:05 PM Re: Turkey with a BOW [Re: rem270]
TNtrapper
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Registered: 10/25/07
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Ive shot AT them with my bow......but thats about it! ;\) Im going to get one this year with a bow ....but......Im gonna wait till Ive only got one tag left though! Still love killin them with lead too much.
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#1210898 - 03/02/09 06:11 PM Re: Turkey with a BOW [Re: Coach]
easy45
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Registered: 11/06/07
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Loc: Chester County

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I took a hen a few years back during our fall season, shot at alot more but only one connection
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#1210987 - 03/02/09 06:52 PM Re: Turkey with a BOW [Re: easy45]
BV
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Registered: 02/11/08
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Loc: Maury Co. TN

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killed one with a bow while deer hunting, but never got around to bringing the stick and string on a spring turkey hunt.
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#1211307 - 03/02/09 09:58 PM Re: Turkey with a BOW [Re: BV]
hunter82
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Registered: 12/27/04
Posts: 511
Loc: clay county tn

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i have killed 2 with a bow.i was in a treestand when i killed the first one.and on the ground without a blind when i killed the second one.
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#1211965 - 03/03/09 09:32 AM Re: Turkey with a BOW [Re: hunter82]
BigGame
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Registered: 11/16/03
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I have killed two myself with a bow. It is tough and your patience will be tested. It is rewarding though.
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#1212896 - 03/03/09 02:41 PM Re: Turkey with a BOW [Re: BigGame]
gil1
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Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 6318
Loc: Nashville, TN

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I've got 13 with bow now, but 4 were just walking by while I was deer hunting in fall. Two were breaking up flocks in the fall and calling them back in (one of which was a gobbler). The other 7 were called in, not ambushed, during the spring.

I'm not that big on the taste, and the actual kill just doesn't mean much to me anymore (although it's still exilerating to finish the deal). At some point, I realized I just enjoyed calling them in more than finishing them off. That may be the mentality you need for turkey bow hunting because there's lots of rejection.

So I roll the dice with the bow. Mostly, I fail miserably and get busted. I've only killed one out of a blind, and it just didn't do it for me. I'm too jumpy to just sit there and wait.

Last year, I called 6 within 40 yards (my shotgun range) and 3 of those within 25 yards (my bow range). I didn't fill my tag on any of them. That's what you have to be willing to do. I can't really explain why, but it is tons more fun than shotgunning for me. I'll never go back.

Really, I've never been that good of a turkey hunter, average at best. It just takes a little more patience and no fear of rejection. I would be a much better gun hunter since I've gone to bow-only. You can't help but improve.







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#1213127 - 03/03/09 04:08 PM Re: Turkey with a BOW [Re: gil1]
buckdead
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Registered: 11/02/08
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cool pics, but i coulda done without that last one tho. it just ruined my turkey sandwich. \:\)
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#1213170 - 03/03/09 04:53 PM Re: Turkey with a BOW [Re: buckdead]
gil1
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Registered: 04/06/07
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 Originally Posted By: buckdead
cool pics, but i coulda done without that last one tho. it just ruined my turkey sandwich. \:\)


Man up! \:D
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#1213185 - 03/03/09 05:04 PM Re: Turkey with a BOW [Re: gil1]
smstone22
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Registered: 01/11/04
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Loc: Allardt, TN

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Great pics gil
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