The age old question of where to shoot a turkey is still asked today. Personally, I like to shoot them in field With the recent boom in the turkey population comes a new generation of archers to chase them.
Okay, seriously I like head shots and I have really settled on the Magnus Bullhead for this. It has a wide 4″ cutting diameter and seems to be fairly easy to tune on my bow. I took a head off last spring with it and never had such a quick response from gun or bow. That bird was dead right now!
When it comes to body shots, remember the heart of a turkey is not as big as the head and you can see the head. Body shots require broadheads that provide more shock and damage than conventional deer broadheads. I know several archers who use the same set up for deer and turkey each year and consistently body shoot and harvest birds but my experience has not been favorable with body shots. If you go this route, try one of the new broadheads designed for turkey that slow the penetration and provide more damage in the bird. Oh…and don’t forget to keep your finger out of the way! Good luck!
See You Out There