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by artifact
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Watchin 7 Tick Toters
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: Watchin 7 Tick Toters

Same here, had a doe and her 2 fawns just off the yard looking at me a few weeks ago. Had a doe tag, archery and inline ML was open and I could have shot with a rifle because I'm old! They are used to seeing me and are the neighbor deer, they were safe! I would rather see more doe around to make mor...
by artifact
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Which new head to try for 2018?
Replies: 26
Views: 1895

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

Go on youtube and watch "buck comes back after being shot". I find that video to be very interesting in regards to how fast a deer can react to the sound of a bow being released. I would bet this has happened on more than one occasion and cause a well aimed shot to hit nowhere near the aiming point,...
by artifact
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Which new head to try for 2018?
Replies: 26
Views: 1895

Re: Which new head to try for 2018?

My brother wounded 2 at our camp alone and never found he will not wait for broadside shot taking angle shots and hitting bone..MANY of the others wounded deer also with spitfires..brush is so thick here that you do not get open broadside shot at times and most are not like me and let Buck walk if ...
by artifact
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/t klamath johnboat
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: O/t klamath johnboat

Look at weldcraft, not a 10' but they have a 12' with a 42" bottom and a .080 hull that's available with a transom for either a long or short shaft motor. A 12' boat isn't that big, might take a look at that boat, it's "ALMOST" what you want and may be as close as you can get when it comes to the he...
by artifact
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/t klamath johnboat
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: O/t klamath johnboat

OK, can't edit and add to last post! Just threw this out on the forum I mentioned, see what anyone has to say. Was just thinking :idea: , if you are willing to pay for a Klamath, would it be possible for them to put an even heavier bottom on the boat, lets just say .100 ? You could ask them that. I ...
by artifact
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/t klamath johnboat
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: O/t klamath johnboat

I think you are going to have a problem finding a rugged Jon boat that size, I'm sure someone would be willing to make one but it would probably be very expensive! Rockproof boats is a custom builder N of Harrisburg in Marysville, might give them a call but I think they are only interested in buildi...
by artifact
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/t klamath johnboat
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: O/t klamath johnboat

Alumacraft makes a .053 hull also. I would think that going from .053 to .063 isn't going to make much of a difference. I have 2 Tracker GRIZZLY's that are .100 and they can be tore up. You're only talking a little Jon boat, find a good used one on CL for cheap and sell it for scrap when it gets rea...
by artifact
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Is anyone deer hunting at 100+ yards?
Replies: 22
Views: 1297

Re: Is anyone deer hunting at 100+ yards?

Big question is can one actually shoot accurately to do it. Well I will practice targets to see how hard it is to shoot that range anyway, it will be fun and educational. Remember, targets don't move, a game animal may, and then there may also be wind deflection. I would wait until they come out wi...
by artifact
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Axiom strikes big one like lightning
Replies: 28
Views: 1460

Re: Axiom strikes big one like lightning

MprBlackout wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:58 pm
This kid is awesome. He needs to give lectures on hunting. Great job............

:lol: Yea, this young'un is doing pretty darn good, wait till he hits his prime!
Congrats on a really nice buck!
by artifact
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: questions about a new scope
Replies: 28
Views: 1817

Re: questions about a new scope

For those who have posted here who are unhappy with their XB 30's and would prefer a Leupold Crossbones I have a very nice one I'll trade you for that "crappy old Hawke XB30 PRO." :wink: I have 2 Leupold spotting scopes, a set of Gold Ring 8x42 binos. and 8 rifles set up with VX II & lll scopes fro...
by artifact
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lectured about energy .....
Replies: 15
Views: 880

Re: Lectured about energy .....

Probably that same guy thinks you need a .338 RUM to shoot a deer! Back in the recurve days, most guys shot 50-60 lb bows, some around 45lb, and some at 70lb+. (you need to be old to remember that) LOL! You are doing fine, take his "opinion" with a grain of salt and just keep doing what you are doin...
by artifact
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lunch of Champions
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: Lunch of Champions

WHAT, no cheese! I just can't seem to make it past a Yocco's without getting a couple of chili cheese dogs with onions. :lol: The ABE area has another one called Pott's that are just as good, just looking at that makes me hungry!!!
by artifact
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I got my deer today vertical
Replies: 21
Views: 1073

Re: I got my deer today vertical

Congratulations on getting a deer, and a big thumbs up on sharing it with the unfortunate people who lost their homes and are now in the tent city. I'm sure your generosity will be much appreciated and will be remembered by the people there. Happy thanksgiving to you and the people that get to share...
by artifact
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Safety on or off?
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Re: Safety on or off?

As soon as the bow is cocked I engage the safety, by putting an arrow in and then engaging the safety bad things could possibly happen if somehow the bow accidentally fired with your hand in front of the string while loading the arrow with the safety off!
by artifact
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Archery Bear in pa
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: Archery Bear in pa

No baiting is illegal in pa...Most are shot driving in crews of 25 hunters.1 crew got 25 last year and other 14..Yes some bigones killed as high as 800 pds average on big ones is 500 to 740.. WOW, that's amazing! I knew that that many deer could be shot by gangs, but never thought that was even pos...