Welcome to the site Chessie. You have come to the right place. I think you'll find most of the guys on this site to be genuine, helpful and open. I've sure enjoyed my time here. Great to have you along.
Welcome to BGH. Do not hesitate to jump in and ask questions or post info on hunting. Great group here with a ton of knowledge. Good luck on the turkey. I plan to chase them to but just getting an OTC tag.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...