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Offline kindor

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Spring turkey's
« on: February 26, 2012, 07:05:00 PM »
Anyone planning on going this spring?  This will be my first year going after turkey's.  Have been see'ing herds of turkey's everyday on the way home from work in the Elkton area, and suddenly realized how much I wanted to shoot one.  I've got the itch pretty bad I think, It's about all I can think of lately. I even bought a dozen 4 blade zwickey delta's specifically for turkey's, hooray for impulse buying!   Anyone else planning on hunting them this spring
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Offline Tree Killer

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Re: Spring turkey's
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 10:31:00 AM »
I've been hunting wild turkeys since the early 80's, mostly with a shotgun on public ground. But I have killed a few with my recurve.

 

I use quite a bit of the bird besides the meat. Of course the wing quills get turned into arrow fletch.

 

The bones in the wing get turned into turkey calls.

 

And sometimes I combine the bones with antler to make a call.

 

Hunting turkeys is a lot of fun, kind of like a small feathered elk! They get your adrenalin pumping when they're coming in gobbling and strutting. I have a Wenaha bear tag this spring, so I'll hopefully find some birds over there to chase around.
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