Turkey Shot Placement. If you’re looking to be a successful turkey hunter, your best shot placement for bows and crossbows is the heart and lungs. Some turkey hunters prefer going for the neck and spine for quick kills, but it’s harder to make those shots successfully, especially with a strutting tom.
Does shooting a turkey with a bow ruin the meat?
Don’t Destroy Anything Inside
If you hit the turkey in a wrong area and if they do get killed, it can affect the meat inside. The arrow and its particles may break in the turkey, making it difficult to dress and remove its dirt. As a result, you won’t be able to have some turkey for dinner!
What choke is used for turkey hunting?
Full choke has tight constriction. The shot holds together even longer, making this choke good for squirrels, turkey, and other game shot at 40-yard and longer ranges. Turkey hunters sometimes use Extra Full or Turkey choke for even denser patterns at long range.
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.
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 kill a turkey with a bow?
It’s technically possible to kill a turkey with a bow while not using a blind, but it’s certainly not likely. Drawing a bow requires a lot more movement than you would think, and turkeys are quick to notice if you’re sitting in the open.
What time should you be in the woods for turkey hunting?
Time of Day: Since Turkeys make their nest in trees and on the ground in wooded areas, one of the best times of day to hunt is first thing in the morning. Get out to your blind early and listen for the yelps, cackles, and gobbles of turkeys as they start in search for breakfast.
Can turkeys smell?
For starters, turkeys have a very weak sense of taste. Like most birds, they only have a couple hundred taste buds, which is about 9000 less than a human. This means turkeys have a pretty limited palette and are only able to sense flavors like sweet, sour, acid and bitter. Their sense of smell is equally weak.
What is the best way to hunt turkey?
To hunt wild turkeys in most terrains, you will need basic gear. In most states, choices for method of take for turkeys are shotgun, muzzleloader or bow. Thanks to modern turkey loads and turkey chokes, both 12 and 20 gauge do a good job at taking down a turkey.
Will a full choke work for turkey hunting?
I shoot full chokes in the fall turkey hunting with copper plated lead and sometimes Bismuth…. works fine. It’s a sad day when a turkey hunter worries more about how far he can shoot a turkey than how close he can call a turkey.
Is a turkey choke necessary?
if asking if you need a turkey choke, no you don’t need a special choke to hunt turkey, just go to a larger shot in your shells. if asking about shoooting a shotgun without the choke installed, no, because it will ruin the threads where the choke screws into the barrel.
Is modified choke OK for turkey?
Re: Turkey with a Modified Choke? You’ll be perfectly fine, just pattern your gun to know how far you should reasonably shoot. Just about any choke with a decent load will kill a turkey at 30 yards.