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Bowhunting Turkeys Without a Blind Takes More Than Just Skill [VIDEO]

Sam Klement tries his luck at bowhunting turkeys without a blind.

Bowhunting turkeys is the ultimate rush, and my hat goes off to successful bowhunters who manage to bag a big one.

In this video, expert bowhunter Klement brings a gobbler to within five steps.


Hunting turkeys with a shotgun can be tricky, and it’s even more difficult with a bow. Once you’ve acquireded the appropriate bowhunting equipment, as well as the necessary skills, all you need is patience and nerves of steel to nab a turkey.

Here are Klement’s keys to bowhunting success:

1. Get the turkey close: The kill zone on a wild turkey is about the size of a grapefruit, and bowhunters need to make an accurate shot to ensure a quick and ethical kill. Sam gets this turkey within five yards to ensure success.

2. Stay hidden: Remaining undetected is crucial to bowhunting turkeys without a blind. Klement uses a combination of a ghillie jacket and ornamental ivy attached to his bow to fool this wary gobbler. Get creative with your camouflage, and you can experience this kind of success.

3. Hit them hard: Wild turkeys are tough to take down, and broadhead selection is an important factor to consider. The general rule is to choose a wide-cutting, expandable broadhead for compound bows. The set up Klement demonstrates is well suited for traditional archers.

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Bowhunting Turkeys Without a Blind Takes More Than Just Skill [VIDEO]