Last night I finally got the monkey off my back and connected with a turkey using archery equipment. I've shot a bunch of birds over the years with a shot gun, but have struggled with a bow. I've missed and I've wounded. Last night it all came together, finally. I pulled into my turkey honey hole to see 7 gobblers standing in the lane. They immediately ran into deep timber. I figured my hunt was over before it had began, but I grabbed my bow in hopes there were more birds from where these gobblers had come from. I settled down in some tall grass along a ditch bank with plenty of cover. I had only been there 2 minutes when I see a hen pop her head over a hill. She was followed by 4 more hens. I made up my mind that if the hens came in, I was going to go for it. Sure enough, I was right were she wanted to be and the hens walked right to me. I drew the bow in my grassy cover, took aim, and let an arrow fly. She was 10 yards from me, perfect hit right to the wing butt. She flopped and I scrambled up the side of the ditch to hold her down. Not the biggest bird and not the tom I would have liked, but I'll take it for my first bow kill turkey. Now to get a tom with the bow in the spring.