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REWHBLCAIN
02-12-2010, 02:23 PM
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tiresmokindad
05-15-2010, 09:36 AM
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Nice bow and arrow. I think I could hunt like that deer. :D

Twoller
05-15-2010, 01:40 PM
Nice game. What's your strategy, if any, for dressing them out?

Do you hunt with anything besides a bow?

REWHBLCAIN
05-17-2010, 11:31 AM
Nice game. What's your strategy, if any, for dressing them out?

Do you hunt with anything besides a bow? No only bow.

I scout all year long, put up stands, use trail cameras,use doe urine and calls to get them in.

I t is extremely difficult to get big deer to come in because they can smell you a long ways away just like a tracking dog.

Some of the best times I have had in life were just sitting in my tree stand 20 feet up just taking in nature and a beautiful day. Nothing like the first snow fall of the year when hunting.

No strategy really for field dressing them, just the normal way. Then I drop the deer of at my butcher and he does the rest for me. MMM good!

Ayatollahgondola
05-17-2010, 12:29 PM
No strategy really for field dressing them, just the normal way. Then I drop the deer of at my butcher and he does the rest for me. MMM good!

Real men cut their own

REWHBLCAIN
05-17-2010, 12:38 PM
Real men cut their own
I used to but find it easier to have my friend do it for me now adays, getting old like you. :p

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Twoller
05-17-2010, 01:51 PM
No only bow.

I scout all year long, put up stands, use trail cameras,use doe urine and calls to get them in.

I t is extremely difficult to get big deer to come in because they can smell you a long ways away just like a tracking dog.

Some of the best times I have had in life were just sitting in my tree stand 20 feet up just taking in nature and a beautiful day. Nothing like the first snow fall of the year when hunting.

No strategy really for field dressing them, just the normal way. Then I drop the deer of at my butcher and he does the rest for me. MMM good!

Cutting up meat is real work. But if you are fussy about eating it, then it can get expensive trying to get a butcher to do it the way you want.

Have you ever hunted with a simple recurve? What kind of bow is your compound? I'd like to get something just for the range, I haven't the means to go to the field.

It so happens I have 30-06, a hunting license ...

... but no car. :(

REWHBLCAIN
05-17-2010, 02:46 PM
Cutting up meat is real work. But if you are fussy about eating it, then it can get expensive trying to get a butcher to do it the way you want.

Have you ever hunted with a simple recurve? What kind of bow is your compound? I'd like to get something just for the range, I haven't the means to go to the field.

It so happens I have 30-06, a hunting license ...

... but no car. :(
No I have not hunted with a recurve, I just gave away a Ben Pearson recurve to a young lad so he could get into archery and hopefully learn to appreciate the out doors like so many do.

My butcher dose it right on the money the way I want it every time. ~knock on wood~ $90.00 I keep it simple and get steaks,back straps and burger. (and of course those great tenderloins).

I have a Hoyt compound bow (Power tec) that is set at 60lbs, the good bows now adays have great kinetic energy behind them so pulling 60 lbs today is the same as 80lbs 6 or 7 years ago.on a good day I can shoot 2 inch groups with it at 20 yards. shoots 312 FPS

The best bet if you get a compound bow is find a place where the guy will set it up for you with the knock, sights,arrow rest,stabilizer and help you pick the right arrows. If you just go into the store and buy everything you need you will pull your hair out trying to get it right after you get home.

If you shoot a recurve you will make things allot easier for yourself but in the long run I don't think you will have as much fun because you can shoot 50 yards or better with a compound.


http://www.terrysarcheryplus.com/comPowerTec.jpg
My bow without the bells and whistles.

Twoller
05-17-2010, 10:03 PM
Looks like fun. A bit pricy for me, but I'm more likely to be shooting at a range than hunt at this point. I suppose a good bow is still cheaper than a good cartridge rifle.

Muzzle loading is another thing I'd like to try.

REWHBLCAIN
05-18-2010, 12:59 PM
Looks like fun. A bit pricy for me, but I'm more likely to be shooting at a range than hunt at this point. I suppose a good bow is still cheaper than a good cartridge rifle.

Muzzle loading is another thing I'd like to try.special Carbon fiber arrows I have about $1200.00 into just the bow.

You can get a good bow with all the fixings for under $500.00

Twoller
05-18-2010, 01:44 PM
special Carbon fiber arrows I have about $1200.00 into just the bow.

You can get a good bow with all the fixings for under $500.00

Are you saying that it is $1200 for your bow and arrows or just the bow with customizing? What did your arrows cost?

What is a good bow under $500? What about a simple recurve?

REWHBLCAIN
05-18-2010, 01:59 PM
Are you saying that it is $1200 for your bow and arrows or just the bow with customizing? What did your arrows cost?

What is a good bow under $500? What about a simple recurve?customizing and arrows 1200.00
Arrows custom fit $160.00 a Doz.
http://www.eastonarchery.com/products/hunting/nfused


Some recurves and long bows. Arrows are cheap for these

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Twoller
05-18-2010, 09:39 PM
Thanks for that. There's a lot to think about there.