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Re: San Diego, Ca

heres my spring opening day 2008 tom with 10" beard.[img][/img]

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Re: San Diego, Ca

Yes I hear the phrase " Hit them low watch them go, hit them hi watch them die. LOL
So I was looking at the gobbler guillotine and the turkey tearror

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I use the guillotine b/c you either kill them or miss them. Don't have the confidence to try for a body shot, don't want to wound a bird and loose it. Maybe this year.

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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?

Thanks in advance

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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

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Hey thanks ecu,
Yes I was thinking about dropping to 60# to give me alittle more target time. after about 10-15 shots I'm pretty tuckered out.

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Jeff,

I sent you a PM.

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Re: San Diego, Ca

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!

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