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    Senior Member road kill's Avatar
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    Default Bow Hunting

    Any bow hunters out there?

    What do you shoot.

    Show some pics of your harvest!!


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    I've been hunting with a crossbow (bad shoulder). Shot a huge bodied fork horn, probably a 3 1/2 year old deer with a really bad rack. Didn't figure I'd be getting out much more. Shot that deer on Saturday at noon, Sunday at 11:45 had a huge main frame 8 pt with split brows and 14 inch G2s hang out under my stand for 10 minutes. I just had to watch it, used my buck tag on that damned fork.

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    I've killed so many whitetails with gun and bow that I don't bother hunting them anymore. Plus, the older I get the more I don't want to waste my time sitting in a deer stand.

    I use to shoot and XI with 2270 arrows and muzzy heads.

    I quit hunting them before the digital age and all my photos are 35mm film.

    I once shot a 139 B & C from my porch in Mississippi feeding on the new pond dam during the pre rut at 8:20pm. Ms and Bama grow some huge deer in the agri belt. As big as anywhere in the USA and much bigger than those small bodied deer they harvest in Texas!
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    I have gone traditional in the form of an authentic, hand made and signed Jim Brackenberry recurve...I used to shoot a Diamond Marquis with all the fancy bells and whistles, but I gave that bow to my friend in Idaho who can no longer pull a traditional bow due to a chronic shoulder problem...after seeing Clint take the elk last month with a longbow, it convinced me that its all about shot placement and not just speed...I like the challenge

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    That recurve is a beaut!
    I had an original Fred Bear recurve from back in the day....but donated it to the ex-wive's club a while ago.


    Yeah, that one hurt.
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    The wis. dnr took the life out of me with the sport i really enjoyed. With the earn abuck for all those years the wolves the mountain lions and the shotage of hunting land just feed up.

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    Back before I knew what Waterfowling was all about, I bowhunted all the time. Mostly local farmland here in S. Michigan and N. Indiana....still bowhunt today, but only harvest does - doing my part to keep the herd healthy and fill the freezer.
    I currently shoot a Mission X5, rage broadheads and a bunch of G5 gear.......
    It's getting so popular now, it's difficult to find a good spot without spending a fortune though.....
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    I had an 8 point come in on me on Saturday.. He was 10 yards at one point and I could have shot him all day.. My buddy cried that he hasnt shot a buck in 5 years blah blah blah and me being the nice guy that I am set him up in a good spot not too far from me.. Buck comes walking by me.. gets to him.. looks up 20 feet and sees my friend. I had to stand up slow and I drew back on him.. Just as I did that the neighbor comes walking down the property line and yells at the deer to run because she sees us.. I really wanted to shoot her but I didnt have a tag for a mid 60's bitch.. She probably wouldnt taste good anyway..

    Was out this afternoon at my cousin's house.. Has a nice 3 acre suburban parcel.. Had a 10 point come in 25 yards away and couldnt get a shot
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    I was in the woods pretty much all weekend.
    Sunrise to sunset Sat.
    The rut period is just beginning.

    Saw a 6 with a doe just walking.
    Saw 3 nice bucks together....walking.
    I grunted, they looked but kept walking.
    Saw 3 does together, never even looked over their shoulders.
    (they were all too far for me, 100 yards or so, maybe more)

    Next weekend it should be getting real busy.
    Just a tad early yet.

    I can tell you this, I am getting old.
    I got cold to the core sat and it was in the lower 40's.
    Pretty damp (63% humidity) NNW wind at 10-15 mph.

    Going out a couple of evenings this week cause they won't be any evenings next week with DST.


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    Minnesota has gun season starting next weekend, during the peak of the rut. Wonder why we don't produce the trophy bucks like our surrounding states.

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