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will be turkey hunting with crossbow

Post by hunter with MS » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:30 pm

My wife works for a school dist and they are out until May 4TH . Our turkey season opens the last week of April so she is going . Been years since she has hunted she will be using my new Steven's 301 410 turkey shotgun and I will be using the crossbow . The only problem now is which one the Axe 340 or the 308 short ?

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Re: will be turkey hunting with crossbow

Post by AJ01 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:25 pm

Spring season for Turkeys kicks off April 4th. in the north zone of Texas. I'm headed to central Texas, (between Waco and Austin) to attack them with my crossbow! :shh: Gonna try some of the old 150 grain 3" cut Swhackers on them out of the Micro. :D
I wish you and your wife success!! :thumbup:
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Re: will be turkey hunting with crossbow

Post by xcaliber » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:31 pm

Ours opens April 22, and there is rumor it may not open at all. We'll see, but you all have FUN. Good luck folks! :thumbup:
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Re: will be turkey hunting with crossbow

Post by AJ01 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:35 pm

xcaliber wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:31 pm
Ours opens April 22, and there is rumor it may not open at all. We'll see, but you all have FUN. Good luck folks! :thumbup:
Hopefully it's just that...a rumor!! I hope y'all get to make it!! If you do, good luck!! :thumbup:
"No matter how big a hammer you use, you can't pound common sense into stupid people"!! :eusa-deadhorse:
"Howdy" and Happy Hunting from the Heart of the East Texas Piney Woods!! :wave:
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Re: will be turkey hunting with crossbow

Post by xcaliber » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:38 pm

AJ01 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:35 pm
xcaliber wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:31 pm
Ours opens April 22, and there is rumor it may not open at all. We'll see, but you all have FUN. Good luck folks! :thumbup:
Hopefully it's just that...a rumor!! I hope y'all get to make it!! If you do, good luck!! :thumbup:
Thanks AJ. I call DNR today, left a message. Been checking the web, and nothing there, it's probably going to open on time. Half full glass for me! :thumbup:
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Axe 340 Kryptek (Axe) Nikon P3 Will be completed 8-31-19

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Re: will be turkey hunting with crossbow

Post by AJ01 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:41 pm

xcaliber wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:38 pm
AJ01 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:35 pm
xcaliber wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:31 pm
Ours opens April 22, and there is rumor it may not open at all. We'll see, but you all have FUN. Good luck folks! :thumbup:
Hopefully it's just that...a rumor!! I hope y'all get to make it!! If you do, good luck!! :thumbup:
Thanks AJ. I call DNR today, left a message. Been checking the web, and nothing there, it's probably going to open on time. Half full glass for me! :thumbup:
Fingers crossed for ya!!! :thumbup:
"No matter how big a hammer you use, you can't pound common sense into stupid people"!! :eusa-deadhorse:
"Howdy" and Happy Hunting from the Heart of the East Texas Piney Woods!! :wave:
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Re: will be turkey hunting with crossbow

Post by Bcxbow » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:55 pm

I can’t think of any better way to practice social distancing then to be in the woods, in full camo and trying to imitate the sound of a wild turkey while remaining undetected.
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Re: will be turkey hunting with crossbow

Post by longbow joe » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:28 pm

That sounds great it's been years (30) since l hunted with my wife and I'm fine with that ......we have spent so much time together lately that l just want to be out with my brother lol.
Maby after the virus thing is over we can go fishing together that's chummy enough !
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Re: will be turkey hunting with crossbow

Post by longbow joe » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:31 pm

If the season doesn't open l will coyote hunt with the crossbow and if a wild Turkey attacks me in a crazed mating state l will have to kill it in self defense.....
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Re: will be turkey hunting with crossbow

Post by deadeer » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:00 am

xcaliber wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:38 pm
AJ01 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:35 pm
xcaliber wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:31 pm
Ours opens April 22, and there is rumor it may not open at all. We'll see, but you all have FUN. Good luck folks! :thumbup:
Hopefully it's just that...a rumor!! I hope y'all get to make it!! If you do, good luck!! :thumbup:
Thanks AJ. I call DNR today, left a message. Been checking the web, and nothing there, it's probably going to open on time. Half full glass for me! :thumbup:
I have not heard anything like that. My Intel says anything outdoors is an acceptable activity, just maintain the 6ft rule. I hunt private land, so I will be hunting regardless, as well as continue fishing. I think everybody needs fresh air at this point.

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Re: will be turkey hunting with crossbow

Post by Carnivorous » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:17 am

Taking a mature Tom with a crossbow is the ultimate rush. While I'm off of work I will start prepping my bow for the upcoming opening day. Will use the Magnus bullheads again. When you connect no tracking required! :)



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Re: will be turkey hunting with crossbow

Post by hunter with MS » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:58 am

I have taken a few long beards with crossbow and yes it is a rush . Two last year point is my wife will be getting to hunt .

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Re: will be turkey hunting with crossbow

Post by xcaliber » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:39 am

deadeer wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:00 am
xcaliber wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:38 pm
AJ01 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:35 pm


Hopefully it's just that...a rumor!! I hope y'all get to make it!! If you do, good luck!! :thumbup:
Thanks AJ. I call DNR today, left a message. Been checking the web, and nothing there, it's probably going to open on time. Half full glass for me! :thumbup:
I have not heard anything like that. My Intel says anything outdoors is an acceptable activity, just maintain the 6ft rule. I hunt private land, so I will be hunting regardless, as well as continue fishing. I think everybody needs fresh air at this point.
https://www.in.gov/dnr/10342.htm?utm_source=agency-website&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=&utm_term=&utm_content=

Here is the link, but my buddy says it could change. The gun ranges are all closed, and no offices are staffed, but it does look like the season will be open.
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Bushnell Trophy XLT / Single Stage Trigger Tech
Micro 355 (Jinx) Nikon Bolt XR. TT Single Stage Trigger
Matrix 380 (Max) Redfield Revenge / TT Single Stage Trigger
Axe 340 Kryptek (Axe) Nikon P3 Will be completed 8-31-19

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Re: will be turkey hunting with crossbow

Post by hunter with MS » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:04 pm

If states close the turkey season that would be nuts . If they are worried about spread most hunters are solo . If crowded checking stations are seen as a problem then do what my state and many others have done go to online checking this way NO CROWDS. It's OK to high jack the thread a little for discussing weather the turkey seasons will happen or not I know this is in some of our thoughts !

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