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Offline joebuck

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Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« on: February 25, 2008, 09:34:00 PM »
Hey guys i need a little info from the ones out there that have killed a turkey or turkeys with a bow and arrow for an upcoming presentation I'm doing on Bowhunting Turkeys for PBS. Could you PM me one fact..Where did your broadhead hit your turkey?  thanks for the help..It will be an interesting slide. Joey Buchanan
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 10:25:00 PM »
this is one good spot
 

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 10:28:00 PM »
I have hit them right above the drum sticks and between the wings and in the neck,,J
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008, 10:57:00 PM »
The only one I've shot was strutting and I pinned its' wings together. Too bad to, because the breasts were pretty bloodshot.
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008, 10:59:00 PM »
PM on the way
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 11:11:00 PM »
Mysticquido...IMO the burlap target face is very misleading...too much breast muscle in that circle ( 1/3 of it) from around 2-6 o'clock. That circle needs to move to the left a bit. Really center over between the legs...Heres a NBEF slide.
 
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 03:26:00 AM »
Joey, the one I shot the broadhead hit right at the top of the legs, probably a little below the actual drumstick part.  Usually my broadhead goes about an inch over their back or under their belly...

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 06:52:00 AM »
I shoot them straight up from the leg an  inch or so.If you don't kill instantly,you take out the legs,which they also need to get flying.............no running,no flying.....pretty easy to get to even if they aren't dead by the time you walk up to them.
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2008, 07:42:00 AM »
That's a great illustration Joey! Thanks for posting that.
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2008, 08:36:00 AM »
Thanks Joe, i get around each year to posting it sometime or another. You have to go up those legs no matter what the pose. Now go kill that Cohutta Gobbler and we will all   :notworthy:
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2008, 09:13:00 AM »
have found the best shot is in the middle of the back, will strutting.

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2008, 09:14:00 AM »
Joey...PM sent

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2008, 09:19:00 AM »
My "old reliable" stand is a strutt zone in an upper corner of a field.

I wait untill he's in full strutt and all fanned out with his back facing directly at me. Then I shoot him right above the root of his tail.

I've never had one go over 50 yards,and most just roll around untill I get ahold of them.
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2008, 10:17:00 AM »
I have only killed one with my LB, and it was a spine shot, got lucky and the old tom dropped right there!
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2008, 10:22:00 AM »
The best kills with a bow were between the wings facing away, If facing me just above the beard or bace of neck, broadside above the drumsticks, I know when cleaning them you really got to dig the lungs out from the backbone and rib cage which tells me you want to pick a spot plenty high on the bird. The ones I had the hardest time finding are the ones I thought I dead centered.

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2008, 11:00:00 AM »
Thanks guys ,keep it coming!
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2008, 11:06:00 AM »
GURU WHERE ARE YOU AT YOU ARE A TURKEY KILLING MACHINE!!!!!!

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2008, 11:37:00 AM »
Have been fortunate enought to arrow two (and miss a couple...)  My successful shots were at the base of the neck (while bird was facing me), and through both legs (broadside).  Good luck.  Love that illustration from joebuck!  Really goes to show you how much extra "space" is there that isn't vital.

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2008, 11:40:00 AM »
Thanks Carparcher, I'll post the results on that same diagram I'm building. Interesting note from me is that my kills range from middle neck all the way to the butt!
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2008, 11:49:00 AM »
Stickhunter, i have already put Curt in for heart shots.
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