With their keen eyesight and natural wariness, wild turkeys can be some of the most elusive and difficult game to hunt. Here, Matt Coffey makes five recommendations for meeting the extra-challenging task of bowhunting for turkeys.

“Bowhunting turkeys can be one of the most satisfying experiences for a bowhunter. You’re on the ground and turkeys have great eyesight, making it as challenging a hunt as you’ll ever experience. But, there are a few ways you can up your chances of sticking a wily longbeard.”

Photo by: Jason Wade

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Shannon Rikard
Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.