GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING!! Taking a turkey with archery gear is one of the ultimate challenges in all of hunting. Here’s what to use on the business end of your arrows.
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Very few animals are as challenging to harvest with a bow as wild turkeys. Their keen eyesight, natural wariness, and ability to turn into David Copperfield and disappear into thin air after they’re hit with an arrow make them an extreme challenge.
You wouldn’t think by looking at a turkey that they would present much of a challenge. After all, they’re just a pile of feathers and a few pounds of meat, right? Wrong! Turkeys are one of the toughest animals on two legs and you can’t assume you have Thanksgiving Dinner in the bag until you are wrapping your tag around their legs.
After they are hit with a broadhead they can run and hide in the brush, fly away or run so fast that hunters stand no chance of catching up. In many states, the number of bowhunters who tag a gobbler in the spring is below 20%. The number of bowhunters who take a shot or hit a bird with an arrow is much higher. A well-placed arrow is crucial when turkey hunting with archery gear. To help bowhunters become more successful, many companies have broadheads designed specifically for putting a spring gobbler next to the mashed potatoes where he belongs.
STEEL FORCE TALON
Most broadheads fly through a turkey’s body quickly which often results in little internal damage. In the past, many bowhunters placed washers on the backside of their broadheads to reduce penetration, resulting in more internal damage and greater shock to the bird. Steel Force Broadheads has fixed this problem with their Talon Series. The Talon is very effective due to its serrated edges that face forward. The wicked forward-facing serrated blades reduce penetration and maximize tissue damage, which quickly brings the bird down. The Talon Phat Head has a .080-inch-thick main blade and is available in 100- and 125-grains.