Patience kills, bird #2 down.

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  1. Dan Mallia

    Dan Mallia Elite Refuge Member

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    A veteran turkey hunter shared some advice with me years ago when I was just starting to really hunt these birds. "A Tom that gobbles between 10 and 2 has a good chance of leaving the field with you." Yesterday, aside from gobbles in the roost, I hadn't seen a bird or heard a gobble until 2:05. With a few calls back and forth, I was letting an arrow loose at 2:15.

     
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    mudhen Elite Refuge Member

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    Pretty amazing work Dan!!
     
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    spaightlabs Elite Refuge Member

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    Nary a flop - well done.

    Patience pays for sure.
     
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    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member

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    Hats off to you sir. Glad someone is killing them! I did get to go for a few hours this weekend, but got skunked. :mad:
     
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    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Patience is a virtue I lack. Unless I have unlimited ground and nothing else to do, I'm done before noon. Yes, I realize that means I'm missing out on a whole lot of birds because I've killed a bunch in the afternoon.
     
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    marsh-mello Elite Refuge Member

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    Like a sack of potatoes!!!!!!!!!! :tu:tu
     
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    TomT Senior Refuge Member

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    Dan,
    My goal this year is to get my turkeys with a bow. What kind to tip did you use on this one?
    Tom
     
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    DWB5 Senior Refuge Member

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    Love the videos!!!!!! I hunt with a bow the past 4 or 5 years. It wasn't till last year I started the head shots. I will agree it takes patients and dedication to do it. When you are watching birds at 30yrds & 40yds and they don't come no closer it really makes you want a shot gun. Then for you to get them on film as well.... Then that's just awesome! !!! I give u a big :tu because what you are doing is very hard. CONGRATULATIONS! !!
     
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    MJ Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Well done Dan. Looks like the Magnus Bullhead did its job.
     
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    Dan Mallia Elite Refuge Member

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    Tom,

    I'm using a Magnus Bullhead 125 grain. I like the 125 grain head because of the larger cutting area.

    My suggestion is to get the "kit" that Magnus offers (two bullheads and two 4 feather fletched, full size arrows). This is what I've been using the last 5 years with outstanding results.

    I practice shooting the bullhead tipped arrows into a garbage bag of pillows from the dollar store. Make certain you tighten the screws on the bullhead blades after each shot as if they're loose, they can cause damage to the heads.

    There is nothing better than whacking them in the head with a Bullhead. I don't ever want to hunt with a gun again! :l

    If you need anything else, you know how to get a hold of me :tu
     

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