4 Things to Know When Bowhunting Spring Turkeys
Many “purist” turkey hunters will argue that turkeys are meant to be hunted with a shotgun and only a shotgun. Personally, I respectfully disagree. Have I shot turkeys with a shotgun before? Absolutely, and I fully intend to shoot more. However, hunting spring turkeys with a stick and string provides a fantastic opportunity to fine tune your equipment for the fall hunts and most importantly, it is downright fun!
Also, anticipate what direction the birds will be coming from and situate yourself so that they will approach from your right or left. This puts you out of direct line of sight when a bird comes in focused on the decoys.
When to Draw
Get Out and Go
With seasons opening up across the country you don’t have to look far to find opportunities to hunt turkeys. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or first time turkey hunter, the pursuit of gobbling toms on the ground with a bow provides a worthy challenge. If you are lucky, you will wind up punching your tag end enjoying some of the best wild meat that mother nature offers. If not, you will get to stretch the legs and enjoy a day outside during one of the most pleasant and picturesque times of the year. What are you waiting for? Get out and go!