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  • I tagged out on the 8th day of the season and got it on video! Ya'll let me know how you like the video. I killed the turkey at 6:50 pm. This makes bow-kill turkey #5 for me over the last couple of years.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:15pm

    Just wanted to share my recent success with you all! This is my 4th bow-kill turkey over the last couple years. I killed him at 7:43 pm.

    April 17, 2013 at 6:41pm

    I missed on the first shot because my arrow went through my blind as you will see. The Tom didn't spook and I was able to get another shot off before he got away! This is my 2nd bird in less than two weeks so I'm tagged out for the first time ever! This is my first kill on camera! Excuse my language! It was in the heat of the moment and slipped.

    May 01, 2012 at 7:15pm

    I got settled in my blind last Thursday evening at 5:00 pm. I was doing some calling on the slate call about every 15 minutes. He came out in the field a little after 5:40 pm and I killed him at 5:55 pm. It was 2 turkeys, him and a jake that came out together from the woods. They slowly worked their way across the hayfield to the part where I was hunting which is about 1/2 acre that is plowed. This is my first year using a full strut tom decoy and he came right to it, it was awesome! He was totally locked in on that decoy which was 11 yards from me. On my first shot, I shot through my blind and I couldn't hardly believe that had just happened but to my surprise, he didn't spook and I was able to nock a second arrow and pull the shot off. He flew off a good ways but I knew about where he went down because I know this piece of property real well and I basically walked right to him. This is my 2nd bow-kill of the season and this is my first time ever tagging out and it is also my first kill on camera!

    17 lbs
    10' beard
    1' & 7/8' spurs
    15 yd shot, roughly 200 yd recovery
    Alamance County, NC

    April 30, 2012 at 6:22pm

    I had got setup in my groundblind in the field at 5 pm. I was calling every about every 15 minutes. There is a dusting bowl on the edge of the field so I know they frequent the area. I killed him at 7:20 pm. A few minutes before when I was cutting on the slate call, I heard a gobble over to my left and I just couldnt hardly believe it and wasnt expecting it cause I've never heard much gobbling in the evening but I know that when you do, there coming. And sure enough, thats how it happened. It was 2 gobblers together coming across the field to me from my left. From the time I heard the first gobble to when I shot him was probably 3 minutes. I picked out the biggest one and let the arrow fly! It was a 10 yd shot and I had about a 50 yd recovery. This was my first time hunting this property but I have scouted it. This is my 5th turkey ever and my 2nd with the bow! And it is also my first Opening Day bird!

    18 lb 12 oz
    10.5 inch beard
    1 inch and 1 1/8 inch spurs
    Alamance County, NC

    April 21, 2012 at 8:26pm
    A comment titled: Advice in response to a report titled: Tagged out with the bow for the 2nd year in a row!!

    Thank you! Well the spot where I killed my two birds this year is fairly close to where there roosting and it's just a ridge they like to travel on. Last year, I killed my turkeys in fields so just set up where you think a turkey would like to be at. I prefer a field actually. I like to call every 15 minutes. I would rather hunt the afternoon/evening than in the morning, I just have better luck then. Good luck Sunday!

    May 03, 2013 at 9:09pm
    A comment titled: Equipment in response to a report titled: Tagged out with the bow for the 2nd year in a row!!

    Thanks GT! The broadhead I am using is the Spitfire Edge mechanical. My bow is the Elite Pulse.

    May 03, 2013 at 2:30pm
    A comment titled: Shot Placement in response to a report titled: Tagged out with the bow for the 2nd year in a row!!

    I don't know which one is the absolute best but the shots I have taken have either been broadside or through the backbone as he was facing away from me. If he's broadside, I go straight up from the legs and straight across from the beard. Where that intersects is where you want to hit. If he's facing you, you want to aim just above the beard. And like you said, if he's facing away from you strutting, shoot him at the base of the tail feathers. Any of those shots will tear 'em up. Good luck!

    May 03, 2013 at 5:21am
    A comment titled: Naw Jack in response to a report titled: Opening Day Bow-kill

    Thanks everyone! No, not in Reidsville.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:11pm
    A comment titled: Nice in response to a report titled: thunder chickens

    Congratulations on your turkey!

    April 17, 2013 at 8:57pm
    A comment titled: Store in response to a report titled: Archery shops around Raleigh, NC

    Yes, it is kind of out in the middle of nowhere but I know all the guys that work there and their a good bunch. They'll fix you up with a bow! I haven't been to the Greensboro store yet.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:59pm
    A comment titled: Best Store in response to a report titled: Archery shops around Raleigh, NC

    Buttermilk Creek Outfitters in Burlington. They carry all the brands you mentioned and then some. They are very knowledgeable and the bow-tech is great!
    3860 Fleming Graham Road
    Burlington, NC 27217
    (336) 436-0025

    January 23, 2013 at 5:52pm
    A comment titled: Wow in response to a report titled: 4 bearded turkey

    Congratulations on a fine trophy! It'll be hard to top that.

    May 02, 2012 at 8:22pm
    A comment titled: Hunt details in response to a report titled: My Turkey hunt

    Thank you! As soon as he came out into that hay field, I hit the record button. He had been out in that field about 7 minutes or so before he came closer to me where it is plowed. I edited the first part out cause you really couldn't see him well in that tall grass. I was trying to coax him on in with my push-button call. He went probably 200 yards and I basically walked right to him cause I knew about where he went down.

    May 01, 2012 at 8:29pm
    A comment titled: Bow in response to a report titled: Opening Day Bow Kill

    Thank you! My bow is a Hoyt Lazertec. I bought it brand new 6 years ago.

    May 01, 2012 at 3:01pm
    A comment titled: Video in response to a report titled: Tagged out with the bow and got it on video!!

    Thanks ya'll! I was wanting to upload the video to the Turkey video contest and was wondering if I could just copy and paste the link from Youtube, will that work or is their another way that I should upload it?

    April 30, 2012 at 9:05pm
    A comment titled: Black bear in response to a report titled: Bear in Rockingham County

    That is really cool! I hunt some in Rockingham county and I would love to see one.

    September 03, 2011 at 11:40pm
    A comment titled: My best buck in response to a report titled: tropies

    Killed last year on opening day of central gun season with my Hoyt bow. 6 points, 189 lbs, 16.5' inside spread

    August 13, 2011 at 10:26pm
    A comment titled: sparring in response to a report titled: Pics 2 share

    Nice deer man! I saw 2 bucks sparring Friday evening while hunting so I would have to say No.

    September 19, 2010 at 10:33pm
    A comment titled: does in response to a report titled: Movement

    I saw 5 does this morning while hunting in southeastern Rockingham County but just couldnt get a shot even though they came not from my stand.

    September 11, 2010 at 2:13pm
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