Gun or bow?

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Whats your weapon of choice?

Gun
17
27%
Bow
37
59%
I use both gun and bow
9
14%
 
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby chad » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:55 pm

I voted gun, but I would like to shoot one with a bow, this will be my third year Turkey hunting, and I've yet to shoot a turkey so, the gun will be my weapon of choice, I missed a nice Tom with my bow opening morning of my first season, and last season I had a missed chance at a nice Tom because my gun misfired, So maybe I can nail one this season....
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby Mountain Man » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:24 am

I do both but I voted bow since I prefer the bow. Here is a nice WI tom I shot with my bow. He strutted by at 4 yards. 24.5 lbs., 10.5" beard, spurs were 1 1/8" and 7/8".

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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby huntinnurse » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:24 pm

I have not been real serious about turkey hunting yet. Maybe this year.
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby lungbuster » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:28 am

Bow only for the last few years, I finally killed my first archery turkey with it this fall. :mrgreen:

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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:59 am

I voted gun, but the way I hunt; sneak, stalk, and set and reset a lot, I take a lot of long shots.

But after last year stalking with crossbow during our fall deer archery (due to reg change full inclusion in southern MI) I am addicted to this weapon. So I am going to try Spring turkey with the crossbow this year. I got into and out of turkeys a couple of times last fall, just for fun. It was satisfying just to get into position and then back out with out getting busted from a fall flock a couple of times.

I may not fully retire my turkey gun. Single shot 3 1/2" 12 gauge, it is light mobile and can really reach out.
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby hunt n nut » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:59 am

I voted with a gun, I hope after I knock a few down I would go with a bow
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby PLB » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:55 pm

hunt n nut wrote:I voted with a gun, I hope after I knock a few down I would go with a bow

I love bowhunting more than anything but the way I run n gun on public land I need my gun for turkeys! If I had private land to hunt turkeys maybe I'd sit in a blind and wait em out longer? I give credit to anyone who's hunted them with a bow because they are hard enough to kill with the gun in spring!!
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby Zap » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:51 pm

What's a gun?

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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby Mike Foss » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:30 pm

Heres my weapon of choice but will use gun if I have to. Cant wait for spring to arrive.
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby robert richer » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:40 pm

Mike Foss---where do buy your lost camo????

I will be hunting with my bow this spring...Mathews Z7 8-)
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby Mike Foss » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:52 pm

Robert, go to www.gamehide.com they have some great camo to buy including Mathews Lost Camo.
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby DevinJD2007 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:45 pm

Gotta go with the bow it's always good to add a good challenge to it only have gone out with the bow once and shot a Jake will be looking for his father this year! :shock:
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby Bigdaddy-yoyo » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:59 am

I bring both, But I hunted last year strictly with my Bow. I would prefer the Bow over the shotgun. Either way it is trip :lol:
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby Slider1005 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:30 am

I voted gun. This spring will be my first crack at turkey hunting.


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