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First bow turkey

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by havensal, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    I just got back into bow hunting this year after a few years of not having enough time.

    I picket up a Bear Charge. I am using Muzzy MX3's.

    I've made it out a couple of times, but haven't seen any bone yet.

    I decided to move one of my trail cams yesterday. I figured there is no reason to be in the woods unarmed. :supergrin:

    I sat down and listened for a while. I called a little but heard nothing.

    After about 10 minutes I called again. The response was the nastiest yelp I have ever heard.

    It took over an hour for the birds to move within sight. It was another half hour or so before the largest of the flock made it into the open.

    I took the shot at 25 yards. Hit a little high, but just about cut the neck in half. :cool:

    I have missed a couple of turkeys in the past, but not this one.

    This is also the first turkey I scalded and plucked. We'll see Friday if it was worth it to pluck instead of skin.
  2. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Senior Member

    Jun 29, 2010
    Right behind you...
    Congrats. Never been a turkey hunter, but I should try.

  3. thejellster05


    Sep 13, 2007
    Congrats! this is my first year for turkey and I "talked" to a group of hens yesterday and now im hooked! Cant wait to get my first one! (maybe tomorrow) ohh and props for using a bow, I'm starting off with a 12 gauge.
  4. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    Normally I would use my 12ga. One of the great things about hunting deer with a bow is that you can also hunt turkeys at the same time. :supergrin:
  5. In all my years of hunting i have only got to sling one arrow at a turkey, they bust me every freaking time. I have never been "True" turkey hunting though, i just always see them while im in the stand.
  6. Congrats

    That's on my list todo, but turkeys don't come up to close during spring turkey and the vegation. Did you use any blind or camo umbrella?
  7. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    No. I just sat on the ground up against a tree. The ferns helped a little, but mostly just sit still and wait.
  8. I envy you. At shotgun ranges, I still don't feel comfortable shoot a Tom behind cover much less doing it with a bow and having more movement.

    I'm guessing if your sitting on the ground, your using a compound?