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Offline GBTG

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2008, 12:21:00 PM »
Shoot'em hi watch'em die, shoot'em lo watch'em go. I've got some kills and some loses and this statement sums it up.

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2008, 12:36:00 PM »
Killed 4.  All kills were directly above the drumsticks.  The ones I've screwed up I hit too far forward in the breast which doesn't work at all.

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2008, 12:38:00 PM »
Joe, I have a few pictures if you need them.

I prefer the going away back shot, That way if you are high or low or a little off to the side you still will get your bird.  :pray:  Or a clean miss.

They are pretty tuff some times even if the shot looks good. Curt sold me on the string tracker last year when he was here. Looking forward to using one when the Hope bow gets here for turkey season.

Don't get me wrong, If a side shot presents itself I will take it. But like you said use the legs for a guide. A turkey has to have its legs to spring into the air. They drop like a rock if you hit both.

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2008, 01:08:00 PM »
That some good stuff guys. I shoot my bow with quiver off. Heres a mod a made to an anter limb knob I made for my bow to shoot a string tracker. Just drill and JB Weld. NOTICE the 30# tracker thread not 17#.....


 


 
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2008, 01:13:00 PM »
I shot mine from above  and the bird was facing me  the arrow struck the top of the back where the neck attaches to the body and then my arrow went through the center of the bird   instant death  bird did not go anywhere
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2008, 01:46:00 PM »
Thinking of trying a string tracker this year, where can I find the 30 lb line??

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2008, 01:51:00 PM »
jeff i bought about 12 spools in 1995 from Game Tracker direct. i'm not sure they are called game tracker or still in business. practice with the 17# and if you can't find any 17# right before season I'll mail you one of my 30#.....
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2008, 02:01:00 PM »
Thanks Joey, appreciate the offer.

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2008, 02:03:00 PM »
You can use this if you like, Magnus Journeyman 140 gr. tapered ash arrow.
through the base of the neck where it meets the body, pass through like poop thru a goose.  ;)  

Offline PA stickbow boy

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2008, 02:10:00 PM »
I got some feathers last year   :)    but they're in for it this spring... new calls, new broadheads, new blind,  look out now haha   :biglaugh:
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2008, 03:26:00 PM »
I killed an eastern last year with my Swamprooter recurve. Hit him between the beard and the base of his neck. He didn't even flop much.

 
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2008, 04:09:00 PM »
If you look at the vitals of a real turkey instead of where they put them on targets you will see the heart sits right on top and just forward of the hips and that is where I always try to shoot them when they are broadside.
  In strut facing away, right below the poop chute, facing you just below the beard.  Those shots have always worked very well for me.  Wing butt is great, if you can hit it, but shoot just a little forward, back or high and you have a wounded bird!  Mark
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2008, 05:11:00 PM »
Thanks Mark , your defitnitely one of the most experienced on here, fellows take his advice. Hopefully you'll have time this spring to drop that bowfishing bow and chase those gobblers some.

this slide is looking really cool. i'll try to keep this thread alive for couple more days for those who hadn't chimed in and then post it.
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2008, 05:19:00 PM »
Love the this thread!!! its got be good from Joey and the swamprooter bow!!! I have admire your bow, and turkey hunting tips!!! great article in TBM....  :thumbsup:
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2008, 06:34:00 PM »
Bayoulongbowman..thank you for the kind words! PM me your home address..I'm going to make you  one of my turkey calls and send it to you...I promised ole E Donnell a duck hunt to print that article ( I still owe him a duck!!!)  :goldtooth:
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2008, 07:46:00 PM »
I killed two with my recurves,one hit just in front of the drumstick and the other is in this pic.just above the tail joint facing away but not strutting.

 

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2008, 10:36:00 AM »
ttt
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2008, 11:08:00 AM »
I hit it where the neck meets the back.  Right where I was aiming.  High is a clean miss, low hit is in the vitals, and of course, right on breaks the spine.
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2008, 11:12:00 AM »
So far 90% have shot their bird Not Strutting. Also nobody has gutt shot one and found it except me?!....
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2008, 12:49:00 PM »
I'm no expert. I've only killed 4 with my bow. But. I prefer to shoot them in full strut from behind. Centered in the middle of the back.
Broadside, I prefer them standing errect and shoot them through the legs 3" to 5" above where the feathers meet the skin. If walking broadside I try to shoot them high at the base of the wing. Be careful not to shoot them through the breast. The turkey is the only big game animal you can shoot through the center of the chest and not kill. I lost one that way.
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