5 Turkey Hunting Tips

Pick up five turkey hunting tips from the pros at Queens Archery in this Howcast video.

Transcript

For turkey hunting, considered small game hunting, turkey hunting is a lot of fun. It's an early season. You get out there and there is special equipment that you use for turkey.

They have special turkey heads on the arrows. One head is called a guillotine which is a very wide broad head that when you shot it, it actually chops off the turkey's head. Of course, you have to be a pretty good shot to go after turkey because turkey aren't only a very elusive bird but they are also a very aware bird. They have terrific eyesight so you have to know that you're concealed from them in any way you can conceal yourself. Also, a big part of turkey hunting is calling the turkey in. Again, another thing that you need to know about any kind of bow hunting is getting the animal to come as close to you as possible. So there are all kinds of turkey calls on the market.

There are scrapes. There are chucks and clucks and all kind of things you can use in order to bring that turkey in closer to you. When you take your shot, you've got to know that you better have done your practice because when you take your shot at a very small target like a turkey, you have to be very accurate. See, turkey is mostly feathers. The body of a turkey is in-cased within the feathers so you have to know where to shoot and the size of a turkey is very small in comparison that you have to hit the target on the button.

The best way to kill a turkey of course is to use the guillotine and chop the head off. That's even a smaller target than the body itself. So practice before you go hunting with a turkey and practice your turkey calls. That's just as important as your shooting ability.

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