I will be using both the bow and the shotgun. I will probably start off with the shotgun to get my first one. Then, if I'm lucky enough to get that first one I will switch to my bow.
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Thu, 2011-03-10 19:40
Which weapon will you use for turkey season?
Thu, 2011-03-17 10:24#1
I would love to take the gun,
I would love to take the gun, since I have never shot a turkey and would like the extra range. However, I will start out with archery equipment.
I will do this because the public land that is open to shotgun hunting is like trying to hunt in a mall or something. People EVERYWHERE!!!
Now, my Archery spot is just that, an archery ONLY apot. It's a recreation area that is off limits to guns, and it has lots of turkeys. Not alot of guys out there chasing the birds around with sticks and string.
I figure my chances are better, even with the more primitive weapon, if there are fewer people. Last year, I made it out 3 or 4 times with a bow, and never ran into another hunter, and saw birds every time. However, the couple of times I went with a gun, I saw one bird, and plenty of hunters.
Tue, 2011-03-22 11:49#2
Location: Currently Whitehall,NY but soon to be back to Whiting,Vt
I'm a Remington fan and have
I'm a Remington fan and have been for years but for turkeys I use my Winchester 1300 with scope and camo covers. It shoots well out to 40 yards ( I havent had to shoot further yet) and holds a good pattern. Watch out Mr. Tom!!!!
Tue, 2011-03-22 13:15#3
It will be one of my 12 gauge shotguns. I think my Browning B80 is teh best I have. If my sone is hunting, he'll be using it and I'll be using a lesser gun (probably a Tristar brand). If I am hunting without my son, I'll be using the Browning.
Wed, 2011-03-23 08:02#4
Mossberg 500a with a XXF
Mossberg 500a with a XXF turkey choke. I use my shotgun all year long here in FL. Waterfowl doves squirls and even deer and hogs.
Sun, 2011-04-17 15:13#5
PSE and Rage 2 blades
This will be my second year hunting turkeys with a bow and I am going to keep at it till I get one.
Sun, 2011-04-17 16:27#6
I will be hunting here
I will be hunting here soon...I kmow a late start, but I will be taking the bow and the gun into the field with me...try the bow first and then resort to the gun if need be.
Sun, 2011-04-17 16:42#7
I too will start with the 500
I too will start with the 500 mossberg and if all goes well, I'll break out the Hoyt Maxis 31! Comes in here in Ohio tomorrow morning! I'm ready.
Sun, 2011-04-17 16:52#8
Of the 7 turkeys that I have
Of the 7 turkeys that I have taken all but one of them could of been shot with a bow and arrow. Now that seventh one was on a dead run. I guess that I could of shot him with a arrow but those buggers can move and the 10 ga. worked so much better.