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The Bow and Arrow
for turkeys is a different game altogether than shotgun hunting, just ask
Scott Vance, NWTF wildlife biologist.
has been bowhunting for deer nearly all his life, however, his resume also
includes more than 10 years experience bowhunting for turkeys.
bowhunters who want the ultimate challenge, turkey hunting will test your
nerves, accuracy and patience,” said Vance. “Making the right shot on a
turkey with a bow is much different than shooting one with a shotgun.”
For The 2004 4x4 Grand Slammer
mind that a turkey’s body is loaded with 4,000 to 5,000 feathers in multiple
layers, not to mention muscle, cartilage and bone that provides thick shields
heart and lungs, combined, are not much larger than the size of an orange.
Hunters who use a shotgun should aim at a turkey’s head and neck for a
clean kill, but for the bowhunter, the kill zone is much different, posing
a repertoire of three main shots:
shot through the chest of a turkey can be a high percentage shot. However,
aiming for this spot does risk the chance of severing the beard from the
turkey is broadside, aim for the base of the turkey’s wing. This shot will
pin the turkey’s wing to its body, making it nearly impossible to fly away.
A shot in this area will also penetrate the vitals area for a quick and
in full strut and facing directly away from a bowhunter still offers a
presentable shot. An arrow placed up the backside of a turkey will either
severe the spine or pass through the mid-section of the turkey’s body.
With this shot, the broadhead is sure to slice through main organs, quickly
making the bird immobile.
best and safest shot. Hunters should always be mindful that another hunter
could be in the same area.
Our 4x4 Grand Slammer
with the bow created excitement with several manufacturers and they stepped
up to the plate to sponsor the event.