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Where is it best to shoot a turkey at for a shotgun?

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  • Where is it best to shoot a turkey at for a shotgun?

    Where is it best to shoot a turkey at for a shotgun?

  • #2
    Where the feathers meet the skin on the head.

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    • #3
      Head and neck area.

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      • #4
        head

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        • #5
          Within 20 yards aim at where the feathers meet the neck like canvas said, but anything farther than that I always just aim right for the head. That technique has never failed me yet (on birds that I didn't choke with at least lol)

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          • #6
            I have shot all but two of mine in southwest AL, the other two in TN.

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            • #7
              What canvasback hunter said: the feather line. It's nice distinct aiming mark and it doesn't bob around like the head does.

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              • #8
                Defanitly go for the head or neck line, those feathers are really tough to penetrate. They will just bounce off the biggest turkey shells.

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                • #9
                  Not in the freezer section at the grocery store - trust me - they don't like that!

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                  • #10
                    Where the feathers stop going up the head. Head/Neck area.

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                    • #11

                      Where do you shoot them? From a stand. And I usually use a big enough guage I can hit them in the arse, and break their neck.

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                      • #12
                        All my Turkeys were Shot in Fl. With a Marlin .22Magnum Rifle in the Neck/Head area, Check your Local Game Laws if you can use a Rifle for Turkeys in your State (less meat Damage:>)

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                        • #13
                          clinhknot

                          i usually stalk them or wait for them to come to me on the ground

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                          • #14
                            The neck where the feathers stop and the wattles start.
                            That white head makes a pretty good target when it's all you can see!
                            I use Hi-Velocity Win 7 1/2 shot. It only takes one in the spine to do the job. I've killed turkeys from 5-10 yards out to about 40 yards.
                            I shoot a Rem 870 with an Extra Full choke tube.

                            p.s. - with that xtra full choke tube, there ain't much room for error at 15 to 30 feet!

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                            • #15

                              rfleer87 And I usually wiggle the fingers on my left hand, and when the gobbler focus on my twitching left hand fingers, I grab them around the neck with my right hand...saves on shells.

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