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Question by bobcat.trapper.95. Uploaded on January 20, 2010
Do NOT turkey hunt from a tree, especially on public land. Some fool will hear you calling, see a dark mass in yonder tree, and all of a sudden you are the target. I'm not Ben Lee by any stretch but I don't use ground blinds either. Much better to sit up to a big tree wide enough to protect your back from the aforementioned morons and to break up your outline to an incoming bird. Can't help you much on the archery angle, sorry.
i just go out and sit up against a tree maybe put a couple of decoys out in front of me and start calling and shooting from the ground with a bow isn't all bad just have to do some practicing with it
You might want to get a few birds under your belt with a shotgun before you try to do it with a bow. A blind is probably the best option as it will hide your movement when you draw. Keep in mind the arrow kill zone on a turkey is about the size of your fist. That can be very frustrating. I have taken 2 gobblers with a bow. Both in the fall while deer hunting. One had 5 beards, there is a photo in the file on my profile page. Like stated above, stay out of trees. Turkeys do look up anyway.
i say deffinatly on the ground. i hunt on the ground and wear a ghillie suit.
Nothing wrong with hunting out of a ground blind, especially with shoot threw mesh windows. It also allows you to move around occasionally if you need a drink or its time for lunch. Dont knock ground blinds, some of the best hunters in the world use them and with all the scent block technology on the market, it makes it easier and easier to hunt in a ground blind. Ameristep Brickhouse is a great bow blind.
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