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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-20-2020, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Other than shooting a turkey in the head, what is a good poi on a turkey if using a crossbow or 22 lr rifle.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-20-2020, 08:49 AM
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Base of the neck where it meets the body, usually the most stationary and easiest to hit target. A good hit there even with a air rifle will most often getcha a turkey dinner.
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Keep the arrow in the body, and away from the breast meat

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Frontal shots are better than going away shots as anything that hits the breast has not brought with it the other side's mess.

That said, I have missed head shots at 40 yards. Base of neck is as good as any - even going away - if you hit it. Frontal low neck shot, even an unintended low "miss", is a solid shot front to back.

I've used shotguns, 223, and 270 as Fall deer season runs with turkey season. If the Toms are there, and they usually are, it is easy peasy.

Ordinarily, I don't bother the turkeys. They're interesting to watch while waiting for a more substantial mammal to wander into sight.
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cheesehead, as you know, rifles are not allowed for turkey hunting in WI. However, I have heard it being done before
even with the tightest choke you can still get shot into the breast. a .22 hole going thru seems like a non-issue. just my opinion.

now, for the rest of you , turkey hunting in WI means spring...FINALLY! put away the snowblower and grab the shotgun!
just tonight before dark i sat out and just listened. the birds, spring peepers, geese all sounded great but 3 toms gobbling about 200 yards from my back yard was the best. listened to a whole group fly up to roost. you may not appreciate the 'food' but we for sure appreciate the 'season'.

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