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Turkey Hunting

Post by wsisk » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:19 pm

How many of you hunt turkeys with your xbow :?:
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Re: Turkey Hunting

Post by ThunderXB » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:22 pm

I'm going to give a try for the first time in May.
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Re: Turkey Hunting

Post by hunter with MS » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:44 pm

I do it is fun more fun then with a gun . I have taken them I hunt with the xbow like I would with a gun I build blinds out of brush or just sit in front of a tree . I let the turkey get in close .

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Re: Turkey Hunting

Post by mr meat » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:40 pm

I have for the last 7 or 8 years!
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Re: Turkey Hunting

Post by W.Miguire » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:03 pm

Once you use your cross bow for turkeys you won't want to use your gun again. just get them in close and you will be ok . lots of fun.

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Re: Turkey Hunting

Post by Carnivorous » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:06 pm

Round 3 this year. No bird for me in the last 2 seasons. :(

Going with the Micro and magnus bull-head combo. Hope the population is better in my woods this year...
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Re: Turkey Hunting

Post by MADMAX2 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:27 pm

Yep I hunt some areas that only allow bow's on Sundays that is why I got into Excal.
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Re: Turkey Hunting

Post by longbow joe » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:45 pm

:| Image[/URLThis was my 20th pennsylvania / new jersey crossbow turkey. I hunt spring and fall.after getting one with a crossbow ...you wont go back to a gun l like spitfire maxx to the body. Only lost one so far to a poor hit..lm not super picky about how big a beard l have 2 mounted longbeards so now l eat them and the youngans are more tender when i make turkey jerkey!
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Re: Turkey Hunting

Post by catclr » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:10 pm


Shot this Fall Long Beard first day of our 2016 season. Was total of three long beards, one ran with the thud of the hit, but the other walked around this bird, looking at it as to say, get up, stop the laying down. He would put, cut, and even gobbled at the down bird.
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Re: Turkey Hunting

Post by colouredchameleon » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:40 am

Did it for the first time last year.
Successful first time out. :D
Plan to give it a try again this year.

Only Problem was that it took 1 hr before the flock moved off so I could retrieve my Tom so as not to be busted by the others that continued to still feeding in and around the area as if nothing had happen, due to quietness of the crossbow shoot over the normal blast of my 12 gauge.
I guess they must have just thought the Tom was having a wee little nap ( dirt that is ) :lol:

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Re: Turkey Hunting

Post by UPSMAN » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:19 pm

I've killed several with my bow but I usually use my shotgun most of the time.
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Re: Turkey Hunting

Post by Doe Master » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:29 pm

I use both gun and bow . I hunt some areas that see a bit of road callers . So the birds get a little bit skittish after the first day or two .
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Re: Turkey Hunting

Post by mreyner » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:24 pm

What broad head, fixed, mechanical? Also what are your tag prices. Here in Iowa about $30 each limit 2.

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Re: Turkey Hunting

Post by hunter with MS » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:00 am

I use mechanical Broadheads on turkey like the Nap crossbow Spitfire or the wasp jakx they tend to slow down some . Deer and bear I use fixed .

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Re: Turkey Hunting

Post by Scotty_X2 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:57 am

This was the first turkey I shot a few years back with a crossbow. I used my Phoenix with mechanical Xact BH.

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