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Any Bowhunters on here?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by martyb1, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. skillet

    skillet Tele-Meister

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    I have two Quinn Stallion recurves, but in December my main bow became a Toelke Whip longbow; it's like holding a pencil in your hand it is so light, especially compared to my recurves (but then recurves are meant to be heavier in the hand, that's part of their attraction).

    I really enjoy bowhunting. It's incredibly difficult (I only hunt from the ground using either natural blinds, or spot-and-stalk methods), but also very rewarding. If anything it gets me out of the city and into the woods, and honestly, that's the part I love the most.
     
  2. rarebreed

    rarebreed Tele-Afflicted

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    Been a bowhunter since the mid 1970's. Started with a Wing recurve and progressed to compounds. Have always been a finger shooter but lately have been thinking of switching to a release , as far as modern compound bows go there's not alot of them designed for a traditional finger release.
     
  3. martyb1

    martyb1 Tele-Afflicted

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    Not going to get into it with you but.......................
    You really need to do some research on coyotes.
     
  4. jb12string

    jb12string Tele-Afflicted

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    Yep, I bowhunt and really enjoy shooting local 3-d shoots. Currently shooting a Hoyt Trykon XL. My friend got a new Matthews last year that is pretty sweet.
     
  5. bowman

    bowman Friend of Leo's

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    Even though my forum name is "bowman", I am not a bowhunter. In fact, I don't shoot at all, and the name has nothing to do with bows - it was the name of the street I lived on at the time I joined the TDPRI. However, my brother does hunt with a bow, so I'm familiar with the subject.
     
  6. Clive Hugh

    Clive Hugh Tele-Afflicted

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    I have crossbow hunted but never bowhunted however I got my son started on archery when he was young, he has taken to bowhunting and is off tomorrow bowhunting fish at Shark Bay in Western Australia, for a week. It's about 12 hours drive from here.
     
  7. Guitarzan

    Guitarzan Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'm a sometime, lazy bowhunter. I don't hunt the early, warm bow season here, it's too hot and there is too much vegetation in the woods. I also don't like having to stand the whole time I'm in a tree, so I take my chances and sit a while. I've thought about setting up a blind and trying to take a turkey with a bow.

    I really enjoy shooting a bow at targets than hunting with them.
     
  8. Hiker

    Hiker Poster Extraordinaire

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    Those photos are helping my understanding. Recently, I was in a store with a bow shooting area-that will increase sales!
    In the past, I've stuck with a 12 ga. Mossy w/ rifled barrel, and Hornady sabot shells.
     
  9. Guitarzan

    Guitarzan Poster Extraordinaire

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    When you see the prices on the newest, most modern compound bows, you may just stick with old Mossy. :)
     
  10. Hiker

    Hiker Poster Extraordinaire

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    I hear ya, that Mossy popped up at a low, used price at that. It's a keeper.
     
  11. solly

    solly TDPRI Member

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    Ive never bowhunted but i did buy this a couple of weeks ago:

    Bear Legion
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  12. Lerb21

    Lerb21 Friend of Leo's

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    My ass! :lol:

    I've been shooting everyday for the past two years now and getting a good group at 30m is tough.

    I dunno.
     
  13. Nick JD

    Nick JD Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    What kind of release aid are you using?
     
  14. Rob DiStefano

    Rob DiStefano Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    strictly longbow, a custom mowhawk "sparrowhawk". only hunt georgia, south carolina or texas ...

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  15. brewwagon

    brewwagon Poster Extraordinaire

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    check out mountain men on history tom oar builds a yew bow from scratch (overnight for a neighbours son's present)


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    outdoorsman tom oar montana
     
  16. Wallo Tweed

    Wallo Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    A long time ago I used to love archery season more than any other. It's not too cold and the deer weren't spooked like in rifle season. I have some great memories of fawns coming within 5 feet of me. I bow hunted for 10 years and never got a deer, but I loved every minuet of it. I still have my Bear Whitetail II. The bows of today are incredible.
     
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