Do you need special broadheads for turkey hunting?

Expandable broadheads are the usual choice for most turkey hunters. The one thing most bow hunting turkey hunters know is that a compound bow and broadhead combination that punches a turkey and leaves the arrow and broadhead in the vitals, will kill turkeys every time.

What kind of Broadhead should I use for turkey?

Guillotine Broadheads

Mechanical and fixed-blade broadheads are ideal for targeting a turkey’s heart and lungs. Guillotine broadheads, as the name implies, are designed to lop off a turkey’s head for quick kills.

Can you shoot a turkey with a broadhead?

We do have some customers who want to shoot a turkey in the head or neck with a Guillotine type of broadhead, but I don’t really like that kind of hunt. Yes, you can take a turkey like that, especially if you’re a seasoned bowhunter and have taken turkeys before.

Can you turkey hunt with any shotgun?

If you’re currently a bird hunter – upland or waterfowl – chances are you already have a shotgun you can use for turkey hunting. … Select a shotgun that you can shoot well. This includes gun fit, but also recoil. If the recoil is so great it influences your second shot, select a different action or a smaller gauge.

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Will a .22 kill a turkey?

Yes, a 22lr will kill a turkey. It will also wound a turkey.

Can you shoot a turkey in strut?

Don’t shoot a strutting bird.

A strutting turkey has its neck folded back onto itself. By standing and stretching his neck, the turkey presents a larger target of his vital area, the spinal cord (neck) and head. A larger target means you will miss less often.

How far can a turkey go after being shot?

One went about 15 yards after a perfect hit. One traveled about 50 yards after a perfect hit. The last went about 50 yards after a low hit. I believe he flew up into a tree and fell to the ground after about 5 minutes.

How far can you shoot a turkey with a bow?

Most bowhunters agree that 20-30 yards provide a safe range. While you have sufficient kinetic energy to kill a turkey from a farther distance, it comes down to accuracy and speed. A turkey’s vitals region provides a small target, so you need to hit right on target for a kill.

Will 7.5 shot kill a turkey?

The #7.5 shot is lethal on turkeys at 40 yards if you hit the vitals, that is to far to shoot with a 28 gauge. Try both #6 and #7.5 shot and shoot the one that patterns the best.

Is 3 shot good for turkey?

Lead Turkey Loads

A good compromise is #5 copper-plated lead pellets loaded in a 12-gauge 3-inch magnum shot shell. With this setup, you’ll be good out to 40 yards, and perhaps 50 if your gun is patterned tight. If you want better range and lethality, you’ll need to consider using tungsten shot.

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