Wild Turkey Bow Hunting
Decoys provide a visual clue that helps pulling a responding gobbler closer and positioning the bird for an efficient shot. When hunting without using blinds, the decoy provides a point of focus which allows the hunter to draw his/her bow while the gobbler's attention is focused on the turkey decoy. The positioning of the decoy depends on the hunting situation so when in a blind, the hunter must set the decoys outside the front wall (about five yards). If the bird decides to go directly towards your decoy, you have an excellent opportunity for a deadly shot. If the bird stops, you still have a good chance for an efficient shot.
Choosing the most suitable gear for bow hunting is a crucial aspect but without proper training the equipment is useless. The hunter must concentrate on 20-30 yard pin-point shots. It is advisable to practice shooting while sitting flat on your rear if you don't have a blind, but if you do it is advisable to practice shooting from your knees.
The hunter who is shooting from inside a blind will encounter some shooting problems that in a normal shooting situation don't appear. That is why practicing well ahead of the turkey season using a lighted or good quality fiber optic sight is recommended. On a facing shot, the hunter must aim for the base of the turkey's neck and on going away he must aim for the anus in order to make sure he finds the lungs and heart. .
All things considered, wild turkey bow hunting is more complicated in comparison with the regular hunting methods but with the proper equipment, serious training and lots of patience when calling, you may catch many of these birds.