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Arrow placement pics

Unread postby muddy » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:51 pm

These are something I made up for another web site many moons ago. My personal opinions on where to shoot turkeys with a bow in different positions.

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Re: Arrow placement pics

Unread postby muddy » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:53 pm

Ooops, guess I missed that last one. Anyway, I once heard a phrase, "hit 'em high and watch 'em die, hit 'em low and watch 'em go" thus I try to aim up in the upper third of the body. Generally hits the spine and they crappie flop on the spot, if not usually hit the vitals and they run off, roll over, and do the upside down bicycle pump.
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Re: Arrow placement pics

Unread postby cornfedkiller » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:05 pm

Excellent thread Muddy! Thank you!
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Unread postby U.P. MAN » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:33 pm

Interesting, definetly higher than i would think to shoot. good to know. Ive only shot one with a bow,
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Unread postby cornfedkiller » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:13 pm

A general rule of thump Ive kinda come up with (from looking at a ton of shot placement photos) is that when they are in full strut, you aim about at the level of the bottom of their neck, and when they are not in full strut, its about the level of the top of the beard..
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Unread postby huntinfool14 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:00 pm

those really help me think of where i need to aim...
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Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:05 pm

Cool thanks for sharing!!
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Unread postby Liberty-Hunt » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:45 am

Wrinkleneck wrote:Cool thanks for sharing!!

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Re: Arrow placement pics

Unread postby Spysar » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:31 am

Cool thread Muddy.

A couple of them looked at little high for me, but I agree that higher is better than lower.
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Unread postby BackWoodsHunter » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:36 am

Interesting thanks muddy! I am going to try to kill my first gobbler with a bow this yr!

On the one where the turkey is strutting facing away do you really aim there or where you just censoring a graphic photo? :lol:
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Re: Arrow placement pics

Unread postby muddy » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:04 am

If a gobbler is in full strut going straight away I will shoot right for the bung hole, you get everything.
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Unread postby Spysar » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:33 am

Yep. Cornholio!
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Re: Arrow placement pics

Unread postby Haus86 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:42 pm

Initially I thought some were a little high, but what Muddy said makes sense to me. I can admit losing a bird because I hit him too low. I thought I smoked him.
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Re: Arrow placement pics

Unread postby muddy » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:07 pm

For more conversation, the upper 1/3 of the bird is where you need to be. Below that and you're in the breast keel bone.

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Re: Arrow placement pics

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:44 pm

All good information as I don't know squat about turkeys. Would have never guessed to aim that high.


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