Turkey hunting with a crossbow is growing by leaps and bounds, and as you’ll see in this video, there are plenty of reasons for that. Is it time to grab a crossbow and join the fun?
Team HuntStand member Josh Dahlke hunts whitetails regularly with crossbows, but turkeys are his passion. And while Dahlke is primarily a shotgun hunter for turkeys, he’s found that using a crossbow holds many advantages. A big one? Using crossbows has opened up many more turkey-hunting opportunities. In some cases, using a crossbow has allowed Dahlke to get out earlier in the season for turkeys. In addition, he can use crossbows on properties where use of firearms is restricted.
If you’re a shotgun hunter looking for more opportunities to hunt turkeys, a crossbow is a great answer. A crossbow still allows you to run-and-gun, and it’s easy to get in and out of ground blinds. In addition, unlike with a vertical bow, you don’t have to go through the motion of drawing back with a turkey eyeballing you.
The Seige RS410 crossbow from TenPoint offers a true state-of-the-art design. It’s super compact and easy to carry around, mainly because of its cool reverse-limb design, and it also sports plenty more cutting-edge technology. It’s got a very smooth trigger, and you don’t need a separate cocking rope to load this crossbow. To de-cock, you simply press a button. That’s crazy convenient.
If you’re an avid turkey hunter, it’s pretty simple. If you’re looking for as many turkey hunting opportunities as possible, you should strongly consider getting out there with a crossbow.