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Offline Tree man

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2008, 04:06:00 PM »
Above the drumsticks and in the head. head and neck shots are all  I consider now.

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2008, 05:22:00 PM »
I've killed several with shots at top of leg, where leg connects to the body. I killed one with a shot to neck, barely cutting his throat, which was fully stetched out while he eyeballed the countryside for trouble. On this one, I shot where I was looking, but unfortunately, not where I wanted the arrow to go. Blind hog find an acorn every now and then.  :archer:

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2008, 08:25:00 PM »
14 people out of 1000 plus ( i'm guessing on how many visit each day) Gangers have killed a bird with tradgear ...1.4%....so far responded
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2008, 11:18:00 PM »
I've killed a few birds and I am a proponent of a couple of inches over the drumsticks. I try to stay away from the breast. Most 3D turkeys have a kill zone in a place I wouldn't aim for unless I was using a Bullhead or similar head.
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2008, 11:20:00 PM »
By the way, in my area, you can kill two birds in the spring and two in the fall. I've managed to limit out for the last 6 years.
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2008, 10:17:00 AM »
Joey, I have recovered a couple of gut shot birds, but it was 3-4 days later(I never quit looking for what I think is a fatal hit)...thats why I have a string tracker ordered.  Thanks for the info on the string, got it ordered too.  Only have 1 kill in full strut, facing away..hit him in spine (shot a little high thru fan).  Glad you're not counting full strut misses.

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2008, 12:21:00 PM »
Hey what about a fish arrow on a reel with a friend ready with a ballbat, that way the kill zone would get much bigger. better check my regulations first.

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2008, 12:34:00 PM »
Heres the the plotting of kill shots from TradGangers. My Conclusions:  IMO ..the ole statement "turkeys are hard to kill because of small kill zone is not true." Turkeys are hard HIT because they are small. Black dots are broadside shots and Magenta are left and right entrys.


 
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2008, 02:39:00 PM »
Geez Joey....lotta work.
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #49 on: February 28, 2008, 09:39:00 PM »
I`ve killed a couple of gobblers throught the wingbut then I shot forward a couple of inches and watched one fly across the river. Then I got shooting lessons from Biggie and have shot the rest just above the drum sticks with the exception of one hight that I broke the spine and another low I cut one leg almst off and  "hemmed" up in a fence row. The shot was below the feathers. Heres one from last year shot above the drumsticks and fell on the spot.RC

 

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #50 on: February 29, 2008, 07:17:00 AM »
Biggie ,you thought that picture was an xray of one of your gobbers   :rolleyes:  

RC have great season buddy. Hopefully the hogs won't call you off the birds!!!
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #51 on: February 29, 2008, 07:31:00 AM »
What was that, 00 buckshot?  Heck of a pattern!

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #52 on: February 29, 2008, 08:16:00 AM »
Good work Joey..thanks.  Finally got my TBM, great article on your slam.

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #53 on: February 29, 2008, 08:36:00 AM »
Joey I can't wait to attend your seminar. I hope my old brain can absorb the info you will be giving out. See you at the PBS banquet.
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #54 on: February 29, 2008, 11:42:00 AM »
I've made contact with two birds (clipped feathers on a few others).  The bird I hit broadside clipped the heart and she (hens are legal in the fall here in VA) still managed to get airborne and lock wings.  Found her in the creek 80 yards away.  I was aiming above the legs.  The other was a centerpunch through the back pinning him to the ground (another Fall bird - shot from treestand).  He backed off the arrow and walked away, never found him.

BTW - both were passthroughs, I put a fender washer behind my broadheads now.

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #55 on: February 29, 2008, 12:12:00 PM »
One just above the leg entry with exit just below off side wing - ran and flew recovered where it landed. One in the neck - DRT

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #56 on: February 29, 2008, 01:47:00 PM »
I've had the best luck aiming for center mass straight above the legs.  Twice, it's taken them out within 20 yds (one 3 yd recovery).  Another bird, it destroyed the off-side hip and allowed me to follow up with another arrow.
The ideal angle for bowhunters is still the Texas Heart Shot IMO.
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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #57 on: February 29, 2008, 02:46:00 PM »
Top part of the drumstick going in, quartering away.  Took out the heart.  Arrow passed through.  Also, just into the bottom of the chest cavity above the breast bone.  That one also caught a piece of the heart.  In that case, the broadhead imbedded in the heavy breast bone.  Didn't get it out until after we ate the bird.

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #58 on: February 29, 2008, 05:39:00 PM »
From behind, bird running away. Base of the head/ top of neck. Aimed at the base of the neck but shot high. Lucky shot: severed the juggular, bird dropped on the spot.
 

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Re: Calling all Sucessful Turkey BowHunters?!
« Reply #59 on: March 01, 2008, 09:43:00 PM »
Broadside. low between the legs.  Evicerated the bird and it didn't go more than 20 yards.
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