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    Tangler

    14-15 years ago a gentleman introduced a prototype of a broad head that is tetherd to the nock end for turkey and small game. I was fortunate enough to get one of them and made a video utilizing it.... Is there anyone here today that still has one of these awesome little gadgets??? I'm curious to know who still may have this turkey tangler
    If tomorrow I never see, shoot an arrow for me ----------->

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    I never used one, Chris, but was in touch with the inventor when his product met the internet. He was taking a lot of grief about it and I had a little back-and-forth with him on back channels about how it could be presented better.

    My recollection is that he was on the verge of selling the design to a larger entity (or pushing toward that), so at that point I bowed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DropzOfWild View Post
    I was fortunate enough to get one of them and made a video utilizing it....





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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    I never used one, Chris, but was in touch with the inventor when his product met the internet. He was taking a lot of grief about it and I had a little back-and-forth with him on back channels about how it could be presented better.
    I've never seen one up-close, nor can I find any of the videos of it in use still online...but from the old still-findable discussions on it I've seen I doubt that there was a better way to present it. Unless I'm missing something, it was an expensive, overly complicated gizmo that added a lot of weight to an arrow and wasn't (and still isn't) legal for use on turkey in most states due to the fact that the broadhead did not expand until AFTER exiting the animal (though I'm still not clear on whether or not that really was the case, nor how the design would make that happen). The descriptions of the promotional video the inventor released make it sound pretty cringe-worthy, with wounded animals (including turkeys, rabbits, et al) flopping around the ground after being anchored by a shot with an arrow that was the functional equivalent of a field point in terms of lethality.
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    i definitely don't recall it not expanding until exit.

    The key word being "recall" ...


    My impression at the time was that it was lethal enough in competent hands, but that everyone was objecting to the snagging and snaring.



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    I'm trying to envision the whole thing and cannot. Is there a spool of line so you can reel the flying turkey in after it has been skewered and is still alive?

    Adding weight to the nock-end of an arrow is um...not good.
    I write English not so well, but this thin string for sewing or fabric-making my funny wheel getickles. Baron von Schtupp

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post
    I'm trying to envision the whole thing and cannot. Is there a spool of line so you can reel the flying turkey in after it has been skewered and is still alive?

    Adding weight to the nock-end of an arrow is um...not good.
    Here's are just a couple of the old things I found describing it.

    https://www.huntingnet.com/articles/...roadheads.html

    https://www.archerytalk.com/threads/....657126/page-4
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    Thanks, it was kinda what I was thinking - basically a terrestrial bowfishing rig.
    I write English not so well, but this thin string for sewing or fabric-making my funny wheel getickles. Baron von Schtupp

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    Quote Originally Posted by DParker View Post

    Good times .... Good times ...



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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post
    Thanks, it was kinda what I was thinking - basically a terrestrial bowfishing rig.

    I've heard that birds used to be dinosaurs ... Can you confirm?

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