I Shoot Mathews

First Michigan Turkey with Bow Image
Location: Beaverton, MichiganAlbum: Turkey, Hogs & Other Small GameAnimal Harvested or Shoot Type: Turkey

First Michigan Turkey with Bow

April 17, 2006 by Jamie McCallister

It was the first day of the Michigan turkey season and there had been turkeys in the area so I was excited to get hunting. I had two pop up blinds set up, one close to the roost and one on an outside corner of the woods between a dirt field and an alfalfa field. The one close to the roost was all set up for my morning hunt with my stool and tripod ready to video the hunt. When I got half way back to the blind at 6am the turkeys were already gobbling on the roost so I made a decision to turn around and hunt the blind at the corner of the woods. I called a few times to let the toms know where I was located and then held off again until 6:40am, after calling this time I saw birds heading my way they covered the 400 yards in about 5-10 minutes and I shot this double bearded tom with two 6" beards at 20 yards with my Mathews Outback, Easton Axis arrows, and Thunderhead 125s. After the shot the tom flew about 150 yards and when he landed he never even moved he was down for the count, thanks Mathews!

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