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In regards to shooting a turkey with an arrow, is there a layout
drawing available as to shot placement in regards to the vitals ?
This is my first year with a bow for these willy birds and I have
been told that the vital organs sit lower in these birds than
you would expect. Anyone have experience with different shot
angles they have tried good or bad ? Any info would be much
appreciated...

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Thanks ArrowHawk, that link helps alot..doesn't seem like many
folks hunt turkeys with a bow here..oh well..I let you know what
happens this spring.. ;)
 

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Hoyt03,
When I was after turkey with a bow...a fairly long time ago, the Mckenzie target or 3D targets for them showed the ten ring (presumably the best shot) to be at the wing butt. Also I was under the the impression that to have the arrow stay IN the bird was preferable. I had a few springs that slid onto the arrow shaft and created drag to help that process. I can't remember the name of those contraptions, but surly somebody reading this will. Good luck and good hunting.
 

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The specific kill zone on a turkey is very small. the best possible shot is aprox. 4" up from the leg. broad side. expandable broad heads are great for turkeys. to help increase your chances for hitting a vital spot. I have had excellent luck w/ rocky mountains "Gators" they open 2" and shoot very nice.
 
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