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1st Turkey With a Bow Image
Location: NYAlbum: Turkey, Hogs & Other Small GameAnimal Harvested or Shoot Type: Turkey

1st Turkey With a Bow

May 9, 2012 by Teresa DePalma

I had this tom on many of my trail cameras here on my hunting property in NY for weeks. When turkey season started here..I saw him several times during my 4 straight days (6 hours/ea day). When he came into shooting range, I either couldn’t get a shot or scared him off on my draw back. However on day 5, within 10 minutes of setting up.. He finally come strutting up to my hen decoy with no care of his surrounding. When he came at 25 yards, I drew back with no hesitation and when he fanned down, looked at the ground I knew this was my chance and although I didn’t have confidence in myself with a back shot, considering this was only my 2nd turkey, I did have confidence in my bow. I knew the spot I was aiming was risky but I took it and as the arrow passed all the way through him, I saw that I had accomplished what I did not give up on doing. He laid down about 15 yards away. This will definitely be a highlight in my many bow hunting memories thanks to my patience and confidence in my Mathews Passion. Thanks Mathews for making a great bow, it is going to hang on the wall beside my turkey mount as it is being retired for the purchase of a new Jewel.

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