Gun or bow?

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Whats your weapon of choice?

I use both gun and bow
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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.

You can fool some of the bucks, all of the time, and fool all of the bucks, some of the time, however you certainly can't fool all of the bucks, all of the time.
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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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