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bowhunting for turkeys

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I was out deer hunting and a flock of turkeys walked right under my stand. This made me decide that I am going to try turkey hunting with my bow. So here is my question. Where would you shoot the bird without damaging any meat.

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I have seen videos of People slicing the neck off with a broad head, not sure what kind, but the head would literally pop off. I think if you did shoot for the vitals, you wouldn't lose a considerable amount of meat, it's not like a bullet that would rip it up as bad.

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the gobbler guillotine is the one that lops the head clear off. they are not too accurate past 15 yards. I shot my turkey in the body and not very much meat was damaged at all. the breast meat is fairly large on turkeys so not much meat will be damaged. It is very fun getting a gobbler with a bow. Good luck. you might be able to still buy a bow tag over the counter for the fall seasons but im not posotive.

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Hit 'em at the wing base and they won't go far. Can't worry too much about meat damage, as killin said, there is a bunch.

There are lots of tags left over, but not sure about the Elk River area.

You can check here.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/lotteries/turkey_fall.html#Surplus

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There are a couple of different styles that are made for head shots, like Donbo said the guillitine and the other is the magnus bullhead, has a large cutting base and does the job as well, but you still can't beat a wide blade body shot to put them down as well! good luck get out and watch videos and read up on them?!!

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If you were hunting for turkeys exclusively, then one of the other bigger heads would be my choice for sure. My point is to take one while deer hunting, just use your regular heads and hit 'em good. I shoot turkeys every fall in other states while bowhunting deer.

Good luck.

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Thanks donbo for the info, but I do not know what permit area I am hunting in. I would be hunting in the sherburne county wildlife refuge.

Any more info would be apprecited

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Sherburne County National Refuge is not open for Turkey Hunting; however, the Sand Dunes State Forest is open for hunting. The zone is 223 - I think there are still tags for time zone 'B'.

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Body shot all the way.More chances taking out the wing but or the hips.

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I have always gone for the hips, turkeys are basically done on the spot if you take out the hips, they need them for getting airborn and the obvious, they can't run away.

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I have always gone for the hips, turkeys are basically done on the spot if you take out the hips, they need them for getting airborn and the obvious, they can't run away.

Sorry, but I do not believe this to be good advice. Although this shot, if hit exactly right, may anchor a bird to the spot, the wound is too far from the vitals of a turkey to ensure a quick humane kill.

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