With crossbows now firmly entrenched in the archery industry, it was with plenty of excitement that I accepted my first hunting invitation that involved a horizontal bow in late March of 2013. ALPS OutdoorZ and Browning Campingâ€”along with public relations firm Howard Communicationsâ€”brought a group of outdoor writers from across the nation to the great turkey state of Nebraska in search of the popular Merriam.
To say we got into a couple of birds would be quite the understatement. Our group braved temperatures that started at 7 degrees on a slow opening morning, but after the weather heated up later that afternoon, the turkey hunting was quick to follow.
In all, we finished well into double digits in kills, and a lot of that had to do with the great gear we were using for the hunt.
Here is the gear that worked for us. Donâ€™t take my word for it thoughâ€”give the following items a try for yourself.