First Turkey hunt today!

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First Turkey hunt today!

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I didn't get one but my guide called in 4 jakes and a big tom! Didn't get them because too many trees in the way the direction they came from, then they turned away from the decoys for some reason. I had an amazing time!
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First time, glad you had fun. There's always next time.
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Turkey hunting is a challenge.
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Mason wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:30 am
Turkey hunting is a challenge.
+1. Working the call and bringing a suitable bird into range while staying silent and invisible is tough.

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Out of curiousity, where does the hunter usually shoot the turkey? Is it usually a head shot? I'm assuming this is the case. I can imagine how much of a pain in the ass it would be to pick buckshot out of the body when cleaning it.

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Yes head/neck shot. Their feathers are strong and act like a shock absorber, so body shots even with magnum turkey loads are not advised.
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