PERSONALLY...I see no reason to use a bow to hunt turkeys, unless it's required (and there's a number of reasons why)...Really the only turkeys we've ever lost have been from archers...Shooting too far with inferior shells (steel) can result in lost birds as well...I've always been a believer of using the most effective way to kill the game I'm hunting...And most the time, that's with a gun...2 cents
ps...I'm not much of an archer, but killed all my deer with mechanicals...The kids have killed their turkeys with Rage 2"
I seen other hunters loose lots of deer as well, Unfortunately areas like Laguna Rec, Area, Firearms not allowed.
and special archery tag no firearms permitted.
I prefer Rifle & shotgun as well, easier on my arm.
And... even after I had to spend 30min cutting out around one in order to get it back out of a dead oak it hit when I'd missed the first shot, that broadhead was very minimally affected/damaged by plunging into that dead oak, surprisingly. I definitely could have used it again that same trip if I'd needed to.