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gobbler guillotine in NH

New guy here......new to turkey hunting too...this will be my first hunt in a few weeks in New Hampshire. Does anyone know if the gobbler guillotine heads are legal in NH? The pro at the shop where I bought my gear said it was legal in 2007 but another pro at another shop said he hadn't heard that. I did some research online and found that a proposal was made to make the head legal for 2007 but I don't know if it passed. I sent the state an email but haven't heard back. Anyone know for sure?

Alternatively, what type of heads do most favor for turkey? Thank you.

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Howdy neighbor! I'm in Hampstead and I'm pretty sure the Gobbler Guillotine is legal in NH. I looked at the regs before and didn't see anything in the book that would make it illegal. I would like to use one on the turkeys in my yard to get rid of a couple per year. They are pricey, though.

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gobbler guillotine in NH

they are a little pricey...but have you watched the videos? they look great! If I find out for sure that they're legal, I will spring for a few...apparently they make a 32" arrow that is specifically designed for the head too....could just be a gimmick but it might be worth a try

what type of heads do you use now for turkey?

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I've never actually hunted turkey with my bow. I've used a shotgun but never a bow. For deer I use Thunderhead 125's but I haven't hunted anything with a bow since I moved to NH six years ago. I need to get my bow license. I finally found an old NY state tag that had a bow stamp on it from the 80's. I lived in OH from 92-2000 and didn't need one there. I was trying to avoid taking bowhunter ed as I already took it once back when NY started to require it around 1982 or so.

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gobbler guillotine in NH

i just moved to NH last year...taking the bowhunter ed course in Brentwood on the 21st. May 5 will be my first hunt ever....just never had the opportunity where I grew up. Can't wait.......Anyhow, I'll see what the guys at the bowhunter ed course recommend for turkey.

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gobbler guillotine in NH

How do you practice with those guillotine Think Don't think they would work well in target and would be very surprised if they fly like a field pt. or regular broadhead. I use 100 gr. Thunderheads and they seem to do the trick. I would like to try a guillotine but just havn't figured out how to practice with it and not tearing them up.

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gobbler guillotine in NH

i just spoke with someone at the legal department for the state of NH Fish & Game and the Guillotine is legal now. They removed the limitation law last year on sixe of fixed blade broadheads. Cool!

As far as practicing....I'm not sure either. I'm guessing that I will have to sacrifice 1 as the "practice arrow/head". They claim it flies like a field point if you use the head with their custom arrow. I guess it's worth a shot...no sense half-arseing it.

I will try the 100 Gr. Thunderheads too. Thank you.

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Good Luck!

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Reno,

I don't remember seeing a maximum on broadhead size. I will see if I can find a reference to it. It looks like an effective tool. If you're looking for a good place to shoot, guns or bows, take a look at Raymond Sportsman's Club. I joined last year and it seems pretty decent. They have 3D archery shoots and there are some other shooting and archery events. It's located off Rt 102 between Raymond and Chester.

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Ummmmmm.......I need to read the regs a little closer. According to the regs as written.......minimum broadhead width is 7/8", maximum is 1-1/2". My bad! Oops! It will be interesting if they post something on the website if they make the Gobbler Guillotine legal. The reg book as written says "no".

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gobbler guillotine in NH

You're right....according to what's written in the reg book right now it would exceed the max for fixed...but the State Legal Dept at Fish & Game says it IS legal for 2007......don't know why they didn't update the site (or the reg book). The Pro at Pelletiers knew it was legal..but I agree it should be made known - in writing.

And thanks for the info on the club in Raymond. I can do all my archery shooting in my yard, but the club sounds cool too. My wife has been interested in getting into traditional competitons.

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