Mostly easterns in this area with some rio's a little further west . Sure I shoot one occasionally during deer season if I have a tag. I don't always buy a tag for fall season though. Also I'm shooting them with a bow from a treestand, so I'm not going to attempt that unless they are under 20 yds. and no deer in sight.
No! When I'm deer hunting I have my bow, that's why in the fall if I shoot a Turkey it's with the bow. I generally use a shotgun during the spring season. Will probably start using the bow for Turkey more starting next season.
As far as deer go, I started hunting them with a rifle and have been using a bow for about 6 years. I find using the bow much more challenging and more rewarding
First let me say its really cool that theres a turkey forum at BGH now! I love to tukey hunt and read and learn about them. I seen a hen in the open with a clutch about 6 weeks ago and wonder how many survived the predators. I guess they do alright we have lots of turkey here!
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....