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by gab
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Opinions favorite deer cart
Replies: 33
Views: 595

Re: Opinions favorite deer cart

I use a wheelbarrow; the same one I use for gardening. It gets the job done.
by gab
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Length of Excalibur ownership?
Replies: 42
Views: 1817

Re: Length of Excalibur ownership?

My first crossbow was an Exomax purchased in 2011. I found it highly effective on deer and it just feels right in my hands. I don't see any point in buying one of the more recent Excalibur models.
by gab
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Crossbow Mouse Trap
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Crossbow Mouse Trap

Not exactly a crossbow but cool none-the-less.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGUNEoJscww
by gab
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How many days have you bow hunted for Deer this season?
Replies: 35
Views: 1894

Re: How many days have you bow hunted for Deer this season?

I hunted deer 15 times, all on Vancouver Island, and mostly with my Excalibur Exomax. On the 15th hunt, I connected with an old 2X2 buck with hardly a tooth left in its head. He must have been good at gumming his food as there was quite a lot of fat on the carcass. Despite its age, the meat is tende...
by gab
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What do you guys climb with
Replies: 78
Views: 3946

Re: What do you guys climb with

I really like my Summit Goliath.
by gab
Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: exomax
Replies: 19
Views: 4224

Re: exomax

I have only ever owned one crossbow - the Exomax. It is accurate and powerful enough for any game in British Columbia where I live. It is on the wide side, but I hunt mostly from a tree stand so it doesn't matter. I see no reason to change to another crossbow.
by gab
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OLDER HUNTERS
Replies: 62
Views: 11301

Re: OLDER HUNTERS

I too am closing in on 60. I drag the deer a foot at a time through the woods until I reach a trail and then use a wheelbarrow the rest of the way to the truck. If I get tired, I stop and have a rest. When moose hunting, I am usually with my brother who fortunately owns a quad. The moose comes out i...
by gab
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: climbing treestands
Replies: 39
Views: 5226

Re: climbing treestands

I have a Summit Goliath. Been using it for two years now and really like it except I find it uncomfortable when carrying it on my back so I carry it in a wheelbarrow and leave it cached in the woods for days at a time, padlocked with chain to a tree and covered with plastic to keep the seat dry. I r...
by gab
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: No hunting today.
Replies: 34
Views: 3462

Re: No hunting today.

I owned a Volkswagon beetle when I shot my first deer. Not having much in the way of trunk space, I tied it to the roof and drove home and later to the butcher. A few people stared. This was well over 30 years ago when it was relatively common to see deer and moose tied to cars during hunting season.
by gab
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rangefinder
Replies: 19
Views: 884

Re: Rangefinder

I use a Bushnell Legend Arc 1200. When I set-up my portable tree stand I take ranges on several trees so that when a deer comes by I know the range and am ready to go.
by gab
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer Hunting In Years
Replies: 48
Views: 1310

Re: Deer Hunting In Years

43 years for me - assuming I make it to next autumn.
by gab
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: SHARPENING BOLT CUTTERS
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: SHARPENING BOLT CUTTERS

I too use a broadhead sharpener from Walmart. It does the job.
by gab
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Summit Titan SD Climbing Tree Stand:
Replies: 21
Views: 2973

Re: Summit Titan SD Climbing Tree Stand:

I have a Summit Goliath. I think it is a great tree stand; very comfortable.
by gab
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Stands are up. Pass me the Rub A5-35.
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Stands are up. Pass me the Rub A5-35.

A full head of hair......soooo over rated. At least that is what I tell my brother who has managed to retain his. Haircuts are now so much quicker and efficient. I just tell'em, number 4 clipper classic bald guy look. In minutes what few grey locks I have left are on the floor and I am walking out t...
by gab
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: this morning's lesson....
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: this morning's lesson....

Well I searched until nightfall but never found the deer. My guess is it is dead and bear food. When I went back to the area to search there was a very fresh pile of bear poop that wasn't there in the morning. My first lost deer in over 40 years of hunting. It has been unseasonably hot here on Vanco...