Quick Survey of Bowhunters

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by 45acpJHP, Dec 15, 2010.


  1. 45acpJHP

    45acpJHP Monkey+

    :unsure:
     
  2. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    I'm a wannabe bowhunter. Got a compound bow for free at a yard sale, but it needs to be restrung and I got no idea how to do that. My mother took archery in high school and loved it.
     
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Occasionally saw deer over a broadhead in days gone by, but can't draw a bow since the shoulder surgery. Not missed, wasn't all that successful a hunter.
     
  4. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I have been known to draw a bow or two...
     
  5. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Have several bows compound and rtecurve and can't draw one of them today! It's NOT the age, it's those miles!
     
  6. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Always buy a stamp and spend weeks ahead of season practicing but never seem to find the time to actually hunt any more. I keep my skills sharp and keep my gear up. It seems like bow season always falls right in the busiest time for USPSA matches.
     
  7. Disciple

    Disciple Monkey+

    Used to shoot archery in high school and am getting back into it currently. looking at picking up new compound for deer,antelope, and Elk, maybe moose if i ever get lucky enough to go to macmillan river.
     
  8. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    I have been bow hunting for 30 years I hunt all big game in the North west
     
  9. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Bow Hunter here. Never seem to have deer in range when i have the bow. but, i have been known to kill : opossums, raccoons woodchucks rabbits and skunks and a tremendous amount of hay bales and cardboard.

    I'll advise against shooting skunks with a bow. Side of barn still smells of skunk when it rains.
     
  10. Rex Lee

    Rex Lee Monkey+

    Former bowhunter....I bowhunted for about 15 years, then kind of lost interest in it. Still have my gear, but thinking about going back to a recurve and doing the primitive thing.
     
  11. KHAN

    KHAN Monkey+++

    Right here, love spending time out with the bow! Took my first deer with a bow as a matter of fact.
     
  12. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I'm an addicted bow hunter as well.
     
  13. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    I guess you could call it hunting. It's more like stalking within 100 yds of deer and watching the whitetails flag as bound away from me. Of course, I am in AZ and bow hunting in my particular are is extremely hard unless you climb to about 7,000 feet or hang out at the right place along the river.

    But... I try. ;)
     
  14. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    I don't plan on hunting any elephants. I wasted 20 seconds of my life reading the last post.
     
  15. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    [fnny]
     
  16. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    You are about 2 posts away from being sent away. Change your tone or you'll be gone.
    I've been gone a few days and can't believe we've put up with you crapping all over the forum for this long.
     
  17. 45acpJHP

    45acpJHP Monkey+

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    45acpJHP Monkey+

  19. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Not always, but when they are not contributing anything but rubbish, yes.
     
  20. enough

    enough Monkey++

    I've bowhunted since I was 12, now 35. I live in MI, and with whitetail being the main big game, I've hunted them every way that is legal.

    Over the years, I've found that I prefer bowhunting, to firearm hunting, for deer. There are several reasons. First, I see a lot more deer. They are in different feeding and mating patterns, and that leads to groups, and far less nocturnal patterns.

    Second, I prefer the weather. While I love winter, I love sitting in my treestand during a nice fall day with just a single layer on!

    Third, I prefer the challenge. Under current circumstances, I am virtually guaranteed as much venison as I need. Rifle hunting has become more of an act of dispatching the animal. Bow hunting still challenges me. Now, deer "camp" for rifle season is a different thing. I prefer rifle camp to bow camp. Its like a family reunion! :)

    Good luck with your new hobby. Its a great skill to have, and can provide great recreation. I'm thinking about switching to a recurve for next season. I picked up a small, packable recurve on sale this season.
     
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