Has anyone here successfully turkey hunted with a bow? A buddy and I plan on going up to Hidden Hollow CA. I'd like to try my luck with a bow. If you have any insight or advice, I could really use it! Thanks!!!!:rotfl:
What's your definition of successfull? I have shot at 3 turkeys over the years. And missed all three. I consider them successfull hunts because the only reason I didn't get a bird, was because of my misjudgement of distance.
You can use your regular deer setup just fine for turkeys. But if you want to change things a little you can. I would suggest practising a lot from a sitting or knelling position. Practise holding your bow at full draw for as long as you can and then shoot your target. You might benefit from dropping the draw weight a little to make it easier to draw and hold. Also, a mechanical broad head with a large cutting diameter would help put a turkey down.
I'm sure others will have some suggestions for you too.
Hey Porkey, you from Cali? I am from SoCal and go there about once a month. I am new to this hunting thing as well being a city boy and all. I wonder when you are no longer considered a city boy. Perhaps you are always considered one by the locals. Anyway, where is Hidden Hollow?
Hidden Hollow Conservation Area is in Macon County. I went up there last summer to do some scouting with some buddies. Kinda far from St. Charles. Too bad I can't sit at Dave and Buster's parking lot and wait for some birds...
Use a blind, and set the decoys close, try to get the turkeys as close as possible.....at least that's what the pro's say...I've shot at, and missed 2 times, last fall!!! Still lookin for one of those arrahs!!!
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