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Article gives how to advice and tips for bow hunters hunting for turkeys.
As with all bow hunting, the most important aspect is to be able to deliver an accurate hit in the game that you are pursuing. Not having the killing power of a bullet to make up for a mistake, an archer must put the broadhead into the target where the cutting edges can do their work. The question of where to shoot a turkey must be considered to know whether or not you are good enough to make the shot. Perhaps the best shot on a turkey for bow hunters is with the turkey in full strut facing away. Shoot for the base of the feathers for a perfect dead center shot. A turkey facing you also offers a great shot but with the added difficulty that he is looking at you and may detect movement. For a turkey facing broadside shoot just behind where the wing hit's the body. For most of these shots I suggest that you be able to hit a three inch circle. Use an extra wide broadhead to assure a lot of quick cutting and provide an extra margin for error. Special turking hunting broadheads are manufactured, but are no replacement for accuracy.
When heading into the field bow hunters should take advantage of a small blind and use a decoy. The blind allows for a bow hunter to cover their movements pulling and aiming the bow. The decoy is used to get the gobbler into the proper position for a shot and to distract him from the hunter. Also, the hunter should know the exact distance to the decoy to be used to calculate distance to the turkey.
The added need to practice to assure accuracy, the use of a blind for cover, and the use of a decoy will place a bow hunter on even footing with the shotgun hunter. If the hunter is able to call, stay quiet, stay motionless, and stay calm then they just might be able to come home with a turkey.