The Turkey God has spoken!
Well let me follow up on my post almost a year ago. As you can see there were plenty of viewers but only a few posters. Anyway, I think I have it figured out, notice I wrote I think! Okay, the spine shot? I little more difficult then it sounds almost like trying to do a neck shot! I can appreciate how that might work and I am not opposed to taking the shot if forced but I do wonder if I would hit my target properly. Now here is what I have found that works and has increased my success rate...Well 100% so far.
The turkey...How does he obtain flight? You would speculate that the turkey just flaps his wings and off he goes. But take another look at it, watch them closely and you find that in most cases the turkey leaps into the air or runs and then leaps into the air. Without that leap or run or both, that turkey is either in a tree or walking around on the ground. So where am I going with this, Well imagine a turkey flapping it's wings but never getting off the ground! This is the secret, or one of them. Forget re-adjusting your bow from deer hunting to turkey hunting, those days are over with. Leave your pin pointed performance where it is at! Grab yourself a striaght flying broadhead and get ready to harvest a Turkey.
Here it is, the broadside shot is the better shot if you can, because what we want to do is stop that leap, stop that foward motion of your turkey and ground him to the landscape. Forget the head shot, forget the heart shot (the size of a quarter), forget pinning the wings. So what is left? Well thats right folks, hammer that turkey with a high volocity arrow right in the old drum sticks! broadside you punch right through and brake both legs! That turkey will go nowhere! No mess no fuss, run up to him (or her depending on season) and finnsih em off quickly!
Okay maybe this is not the best kept secret for arrowing a Turkey but it works well and the target area is much bigger then the traditional area's. yeah there is not much to a wild Turkey thigh which is why I am not bothered about hitting em there.
So if you think of it next season's, give it a try, and maybe your luck will change like mine! This year I tagged out both spring and fall season on the first turkey's I shot at! I am convinced this is a pretty good technique for bagging your Turkey with an arrow. Now don't get me wrong, if your way is working for you and you like it, then please stick with it, but for those that are having difficulty bagging that Turkey, try this approach.
Thats it for now, have a succsessful hunt!!!!!!!!!