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LeverAction

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A rifle hunter and a bow.
« on: September 21, 2017, 06:56:57 PM »
So I have been a rifle hunter a long time, never touched a bow in my life. I would always give my hunting partners a ribbing when they talk about hunting with a bow. I told them if god wanted us to hunt with a bow he would have never giving us gun powder, it will be a cold day in you know where when I ever got a bow. So anyway, I bought this bow today, after years of one friend keeping after me to get one. Took a few shot at the place we got it from, got it home and now sitting here with a drink, staring at it wondering what the hell I did this for.  I have no plans of hunting with it this year as I don't think I have any idea what I'm doing. But maybe, just maybe, I'll play with it a bit over the next year and see how it go's. Then again I have my eye on a new Ruger I like a lot. You bow hunter's stay tuned, may be a bow set up going cheep by next fall.

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Re: A rifle hunter and a bow.
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 07:04:28 PM »
I bow hunted when I was younger and it was a blast..

I got 7 deer 2 moose and one bear.Plus chickens and rabbits. ;)

One thing wrong with bow hunting tho...If you get lost firing three shots in the air don't help much.lol  ;D

On a serious note I got two words for you..

practice practice practice.. ;)

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Re: A rifle hunter and a bow.
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 11:05:28 AM »
So I have been a rifle hunter a long time, never touched a bow in my life. I would always give my hunting partners a ribbing when they talk about hunting with a bow. I told them if god wanted us to hunt with a bow he would have never giving us gun powder, it will be a cold day in you know where when I ever got a bow. So anyway, I bought this bow today, after years of one friend keeping after me to get one. Took a few shot at the place we got it from, got it home and now sitting here with a drink, staring at it wondering what the hell I did this for.  I have no plans of hunting with it this year as I don't think I have any idea what I'm doing. But maybe, just maybe, I'll play with it a bit over the next year and see how it go's. Then again I have my eye on a new Ruger I like a lot. You bow hunter's stay tuned, may be a bow set up going cheep by next fall.

Bow hunting is more about the honing skills, tracking and perseverance.  Practise and patience are important, the pay off is when you're developed skill creates the opportunity for success and there is few more exiting moments for hunters than watching your arrow disappear through an animal at 30 yards. Truth is bowhunting will even make you a better rifle hunter IMHO.
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Re: A rifle hunter and a bow.
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2017, 11:22:36 AM »
Bow hunting is more about the honing skills, tracking and perseverance.  Practise and patience are important, the pay off is when you're developed skill creates the opportunity for success and there is few more exiting moments for hunters than watching your arrow disappear through an animal at 30 yards. Truth is bowhunting will even make you a better rifle hunter IMHO.

No doubt about it bow hunting makes one a better hunter. I learned a lot about animals during times I have spent bow hunting them. It's a time of observation and watching their movements.
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Re: A rifle hunter and a bow.
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 10:00:08 AM »

I notice bow-hunters practice a lot.  You might want to set up a little target area where you practice every day or twice a day if you are in the dog-house with the Missus. ;)




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Re: A rifle hunter and a bow.
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 08:09:42 AM »
So hows the bow practice been going?

I picked one up a couple years ago and Im thinking 2018 might be the first time I take it hunting anything bigger than a golpher.
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Re: A rifle hunter and a bow.
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 10:28:07 AM »
Bow practice has been slow, I have been traveling a bit, and the cold weather has keep me indoors. I have been reading a bit and watching the You Tube on it, so I am getting a bit more excited about using it.