MY 1st year turkey hunting with a shotgun my dad called in 2 toms for me and we were able to get both of them but this year i was going to try to hunt them with my bow but i am still wondering where to shoot them with a bow?
Shoot 'em in the neck! If you're not that good of a shot then just shoot right thru the body and pin the wings so you can run up and break its neck before it tries to fly away.
Or just practice and shoot for the neck!
I shot one turkey with a bow. It flew and I lost it. I had turned down my draw weight, and was using an arrow stopper too, but the arrow still passed completely through the bird. Anyway, I decided I didn't really want to mess with that again. I'd probably shoot at a turkey if I got a shot at one during bow season, though.
Also, I plucked one turkey and decided never to do that again either. Nowadays, I skin them like I would a rabit or something. It's much easier.
I had a turkey hunting friend of mine tell me that he puts a beer can on top of his target. He feels it's kinda like the head. I tried it. It definitley had a different feeling to it when practicing. Of course I spent just as much time walking past back of the target looking for missed arrows on my property ,)
I'm trying turkey hunting with a bow for the first time too htis year. I'll just be happy to find one, lol
Got this one several years ago. Since then I have been busted a couple times, and came up empty.
A friend of mind taught me this way to clean a turkey. Put several pots of water on the stove to boil. Hold bird over trash can and pure boiling water over a portion of the bird, wipe feathers away with hand. Repeat until they are gone.
They practically fall out.
PS- I usually pull out all the tail feathers to give to the neighbor kids before hand. The hot water ruins them, and the kids like 'em.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...