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Offline kevin w

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turkey hunting
« on: January 15, 2009, 08:41:04 PM »
How hard is it to turkey hunt with a crossbow?  %^$^ @--0--0109 @--0--0133

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Re: turkey hunting
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 10:05:46 PM »
I have never tried it but, I would think it might be a little tougher than with a shotgun.  I would also think that due to the lack of movement in drawing back, it would be easier than hunting with a conventional bow.
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Re: turkey hunting
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 10:47:11 PM »
Would seem like it would be similar to turkey hunting with a bow, but never tried it @--0--0117
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Re: turkey hunting
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 01:51:19 AM »
pretty much like with a bow but with having to draw the bow which would cut down on movement which is a must with turkeys . Try using a pop up with it .  @--0--0101 @--0--0109 
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Re: turkey hunting
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009, 04:58:13 AM »

i would think same as bow!!!!

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Re: turkey hunting
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009, 07:51:36 PM »
i don't see why it would be any different than hunting with a shotgun - the only difference is one arrow instead of a bunch of shot - the crossbow would be cocked way before the bird gets there and would just require pulling a trigger -- IMHO
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Re: turkey hunting
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009, 09:54:49 PM »
Couldnt tell you, I have a cross bow in my garage some one gave me,  I tried to cock it for 2 straight hours one day with no success.  Someone mentioned a cocking device (39 bucks, I'll pass).  I will probably give the crossbow back, pretty heavy also.  I wouldnt want to carry that thing all day in the turkey woods.
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Re: turkey hunting
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2009, 12:44:50 PM »
I would say fairly easy if you were comfortable with keeping it cocked the entire time you were out. Somewhat less range as you know versus the ole scatter gun.

I think I will give it a whirl if I get my first longbeard in the freezer this spring.

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Re: turkey hunting
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2009, 09:03:27 PM »
I have never tried it but i would say it would be the same as gun hunting but limited on range.

 

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