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.
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.
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.
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!
1' & 7/8' spurs
15 yd shot, roughly 200 yd recovery
Alamance County, NC
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