Shot Placement for Bowhunting Turkeys-Where to Stick’em
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If you are bowhunting a Turkey you’ll most likely bowhunt big game as well. If that is the case you know how vital a well placed arrow is to ethically harvest that animal. We also know that each animal’s vitals are placed in slightly different places within each animal. The same holds true with a Gobbler. Let’s talk about where to Shoot a Turkey with a Bow. Below is a review of a variety of shot placements for the bowhunter to ethically harvest a Long Beard. Some of these shot are more preferred than others…..
Aim for his neck - This can be an extremely effective kill shot for a Turkey but you need to use a certain type of broadhead for it. A Guillotine type of Broadhead is Preferred. This type of broadhead will take his head slap off his body. You can view a few different types of Guillotine Broadheads at the end of the article. Additionally, some of the newer broadheads that have really wide ~2 inch + cutting diameters are being used for this shot as well…..
What Bowhunting Broadhead to use?
In most cases any broadhead that you would use for bowhunting deer would work for harvesting a turkey. Now, I have my favorites and there are some broadheads designed specifically for shooting a Turkey. Key factors for you to consider for shooting a Turkey is to make sure your broadhead Flies Straight, is Sharp and is not Loud. What do I mean by load? If you have ever “safely” positioned yourself to be able listen to a broadhead as it flies into the target. We do this anytime we shoot a new broadhead. Keep in mind we are putting all safety measures in place. Believe it or not some broadheads are “LOUD” and make a lot of noise down range as it hits target. As you know a Turkey can hear very well and your target zone is smaller with a Turkey. Now the faster your bow shoots this becomes less of an issue. I have shot the NAP Thunderhead and Thunderhead Edge with a lot of success. I like them because they shoot really well and are SHARP! There are many other broadheads that are effective and do the job. The Guillotine type of Broadheads for Turkey Bowhunting are becoming more and more popular. They are extremely effective. Below are a few examples of these types of Broadheads for Bowhunting Turkeys. If you are going to shoot these make sure you take the time before Turkey Season to practice and tune them for your bow. Don’t wait until day before and expect that they will fly like your other broadheads. Make sure. A broadhead we will use this upcoming season will be the 2 inch Swhacker Broadhead. I believe this will be a very effective broadhead for not only bowhunting deer but for turkeys. It shoots like a field point and has a wide cut so that is a good receipe for a dead long beard. We will let you know how it does……
Shot Placement for Bowhunting Turkeys
Originally posted 2011-02-06 23:58:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter