So after doing some research and watching the devastating videos on youtube. I decided to go with the gobbler guillotine now debating on 125gr w/ a 4" blade or the 100gr and the 2.5 blade I'm shooting 70# on a PSE bowmadness any thoughts? also should I lower my draw weight for these birds?
I started shooting the 4" guillotine this week and they fly fine with my setup. As long as your bow is tuned, they should fly true. Yes, I would drop the poundage on your bow. I reduced my draw weight to 60#'s. You'll probably have to hold your bow at full draw longer while turkey hunting. Good luck
What burns me is I lived in east San Diego County most of my life. It wasn't until I moved away that they opened up turkey hunting in Cali. Go figure. I hear some of the BLM land around Lake Sutherland is good. Maybe try Boulder Creek Rd. that runs out of Pine Valley up to Julian. Try checking out some of the little canyons, meadows and creeks all along the way. If you have a 4x4 try getting in near the boundary of the Corte Madera Ranch. There used to be many ways to access the ranch from the north and south. But it's been more than 17 years since I've been there. Many of the roads could be gated now. They were planting tons of turkeys on Corte Madera way back in the early 1980's. I ran into them many times while quail hunting. I can only imagine how many there are now. Again, bummer that turkey hunting in So Cal opened up AFTER I moved away!
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....