Broadheads For Gobblers
Bowhunters who take on wild turkeys face a lot of hunting challenges. One is recovering the turkey after the shot. Unlike deer, turkeys don't succumb immediately to shock and they don't leave good blood trails. Proper point selection is a great help. There are two schools of thought on arrows for gobblers. Some hunters use traditional broadhead types. Often they might increase the number of blades to increase cutting surface or they might include some type of "shock stopping" device to prevent over-penetration. Others opt for the "trick" mechanical heads that fly open, offering great cutting surface and reduced penetration. These require a rather powerful bow to drive them in at a proper velocity for their best operation. Either way, the goal is to deliver devastating initial impact into the gobbler's vital area. Even so, the turkey hunting bowhunter should wait for the very vital shot and carefully watch the bird after the shot for the best chance of recovery.