Bowhunting turkeys is a supreme challenge, so once you finally trick a gobbler into range you want to make certain he doesn’t get to leave. Turkey hunters who choose archery tackle have a big decision to make when it comes to shot placement: body shot or head shot? Each of these shots can have advantages, but it’s up to you to decide what will be most effective for your hunt.
Neil Bottemiller has been targeting turkeys with his bow for a decade or longer; as you’ll see in this video, he’s a firm believer in using a Magnus Bullhead style of turkey broadhead to take a gobbler’s head off.
Despite your best efforts, every hardcore turkey hunter—gun or bow—will eventually fall prey to missed shots. It’s never easy to stomach a miss, but Bottemiller shares his wisdom to help you get on a road to recovery.