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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2011, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Crossbow on turkey

Going to carry the Tenpoint on Saturday up north. Using Spitfire maxx broadheads. Any advice on placing shots on a turkey? Inside 30yds I'm thinking base of the neck if I'm calling and its coming in to me.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2011, 03:16 PM
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Re: Crossbow on turkey

A lot of the archery turkey shots I have seen was in the center of the back. Better percentage shot in my opinion. I would like to hear what other people think as well cause I have been thinking about using my Barnett on turkeys too.

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Re: Crossbow on turkey

I forget which site I got this picture from, but I found it when I did a search for where to shoot a turkey with a bow (the red rectangle).

I saved it for future reference when and if I ever went after them with a bow (which I will be for the first time this weekend).

Not sure if it is accurate. Maybe someone can verify it...?




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Re: Crossbow on turkey

I was always told that the goal is to take the wings out either by shooting the wings shown by the red square or like said the center of the back will hopefully take out the spine and wings. That is how I have always been told.

If its outdoors I'm willing to give it a try.
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Re: Crossbow on turkey

Yup...wing butt on a broadside shot, middle bottom third of the back for shots facing away. Anchors them hard and tears up the vitals. Then there is also the head shot...

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Re: Crossbow on turkey

wing butt works
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Re: Crossbow on turkey

Yep. Wing butt on broadside birds. Frontal shots, just above base of beard. Back shots, middle of back at mid body.

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Re: Crossbow on turkey

So if wearing the required orange you could shoot a deer or turkey,correct?Providing you have needed tags.

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