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%
 
Total votes: 63
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby venisonassassin » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:08 am

Every turkey I've gotten so far has been wiith gun. I don't take it quite as seriously as deer hunting but maybe I'll try the bow someday...


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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby dan » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:35 am

Poll was wiped out back when the site went down so I resubmitted it...
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby kenn1320 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:04 pm

I voted Bow. Everybody has their own thing they enjoy, mine is watching that arrow fly!!!!!!!! I think growing up in Michigan ruined my perception of gun hunting....
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby Dewey » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:57 pm

When I have a weapon choice I will always choose my bow. Still trying to get a turkey with my bow and I never hunted with a gun for them. Had plenty of turkeys in range that I easily could have killed with the gun but I am determined to get one with my bow no matter how many years it takes.
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby gogebicbuckslayer » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:17 pm

I voted gun, but finally got a double bull blind so I might give the bow a chance this season.

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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby UntouchableNess » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:43 pm

I chose bow because if you opt for Iowa's archery tag, you get to hunt all 4 spring seasons. Gun, you have to choose one of them.
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby Stanley » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:15 pm

Never killed a turkey with a gun.

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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby backstraps » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:35 am

I do both. I voted and prefer the bow.
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby jonsimoneau » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:53 am

Bow for me but I'd have no qualms about shooting one with a gun. Which is a bit contradictory since I won't hunt deer with guns.

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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby RiverBottoms » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:15 am

I mostly bow hunt for them and prefer this, but I'm starting to wonder if I need to get a slump buster out of the way with the gun. Turkey's have whipped me for years, no great explanation why.
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby thwack16 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:37 am

A blind and/or a decoy takes away everything I love about turkey hunting, so that all but rules out bowhunting them.
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby matt1336 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:55 am

I don’t like sitting still for too long hunting turkeys. When I had access to awesome private turkey land I moved around with the bow hunting turkeys. Dad sold that property so now I bomb around on public with my gun. No dekes, just my gun a diaphragm call and me dressed in camo.
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby Ack » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:54 pm

Wow....old thread! I'm still all about using the bow, and pretty much just head shoot any more. I do hunt from a blind with dekes, but still stay mobile and don't sit still for very long.

A common misconception is that blind hunting is all about sitting in one spot all day.....not true. I have no problems packing up and moving if the birds tell me to do so.

It's really no different than hauling in a Lone Wolf and sticks for a mobile deer hunt. I use it mainly for self filming and getting a draw on super close birds.

BUT....I also have no problem taking the shotty out and gunning one down if I'm in the mood!
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Re: Gun or bow?

Unread postby Mike32 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:01 pm

I've only killed turkeys with the shotgun, but this year it's bow only. I really wanna get one with the bow.
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