I have always wanted to, but it is hard to limit myself so. I have had plenty of October opportunities with the bow, but of course did not shoot as it was not turkey season. However, it is cool putting the pin on them just for fun.
I'd love to try but like some of you it's hard enough with a shotgun let alone a bow. I might try it if i get two birds and have an opportunity at a third. I tried it up in Nebraska while deer hunting (they have a fall archery turkey season) but didn't have an opportunity at a longbeard.
Got a bit ****y and took it a few times during just my second season of turkey hunting. Believe it or not I got a shot at a longbeard the second time I took it. I hit the bird but didn't recover him and it made me think twice about taking the bow again. Only time I remember taking it since was fall hunting on our land.
I have killed 3 but have laid off of bowhunting them the last few years because you have to hunt them different and its not my style. I never hunted with a blind so you sometimes have to set up where you dont want too or more importantly you cant set up where you need to be. I always felt accomplished when i stuck one but still theres no feeling like putting that bead on that head.
I've killed a couple with a bow. Hunted just like I do with a shotgun. Waited till they went behind a tree, drew, and when they came out released. I shot the first one while on my knees and the second I was standing up with my back against a large tree. If I get into some birds, I may try it again this year. Oh, by the way the second one had a 11 3/4" beard and 1 3/8 spurs and was killed in a heavily hunted area. I think if you have enough patience, it ain't that hard.
I have in the fall, from a treestand. I've never tried in the spring. Sitting in a blind over a decoy just doesn't do it for me, and any other way is dang near impossible unless you're sitting in a blind over a corn pile.
been sayin i'm gonna take the bow for 3 years .. just cant get away from the shotgun.. like most of yall said it's hard enough shootin one with a shotgun, much less a bow.. i will eventually try it out, just gonna have to pry myself away from the benelli
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