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I'd like to get a groundblind for bowhunting turkeys, but don't have the money to throw at one, this year. So, I'm thinking that hunting from my treestand would work...especially with all the foilage it should provide adequate cover.

Has anyone used a treestand to bowhunt turkeys, on purpose?

Your experiences are appreciated.
Thank you, Bowhunter57
 

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I would advise against it. There are many airborne threats for a turkey, and they are constantly watching the sky from the time they are born. Building a natural ground blind is a much better choice. If your hunting private and can spend some time on it, you can go semi permenant by using some cast off lumber and get the same effect as a pop up deal. Foliage is thick enough this year to make due with natural materials. It's gonna take some time to set it up, and you won't be able to move it, but you should be able to engineer something that will conceal you good enough even for a bow.
 

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I've wondered the same thing. In the fall I always have turkeys in range and I've been able to come to full draw. Unfortunately, Delaware County doesn't have a fall season.:mischeif:

The downside I see is if you call it will sound like a hen on the roost which might seem weird for the tom especially after sunrise. I'm sticking with taking some pruners and sticking to the ground.
 
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