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by sipsey
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Heading South
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: Heading South

I lived in Chicago till 1967. My Dad had a friend that had a place in Eagle River, he rented cabins out during the summer. I used to spend several weeks every summer up there. Beautiful place and lots of fish.
by sipsey
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: The quest for big foot
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: The quest for big foot

It’s great to have a specific buck to hunt, but it can also be quite humbling. The big guys seem to sense ones intentions.
by sipsey
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A Sad Day For Vermont
Replies: 30
Views: 6618

Re: A Sad Day For Vermont

It certainly seems to be a cultural issue. When in Rome or Vermont or wherever, do as is customary.
by sipsey
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Aero hunting saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: New Aero hunting saddle

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Got it! Thanks!
by sipsey
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Aero hunting saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: New Aero hunting saddle

Ha! If I could catch one I outa be able to saddle it for sure! I tried posting a pict. and was advised it was too many bits. I've used a homemade hanging stand for many years that is basically a piece of padded plywood with strapping and ropes resting against a tree. This new fangled version resembl...
by sipsey
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Aero hunting saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

New Aero hunting saddle

I haven't frequented the site lately but I was wondering if anyone has discussed/purchased the new Kestrel hunting saddle that just came out?
by sipsey
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: rest for in a blind
Replies: 16
Views: 5788

Re: rest for in a blind

Harry Drake, who owns world records in several bow classes, established a record distance for crossbow in 1988 with a distance of 2,047 yds. & 2 inches. So don't give up!
by sipsey
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Aero tree saddle
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Aero tree saddle

Anyone ever use one these. Looks very interesting.
by sipsey
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tree Bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 2010

Tree Bolts

Anyone here use a drill & 6" grade 8 bolts to climb trees? I know it's not legal on some properties but I highly recommend it when permissible. The hand drill I have was purchased some twenty years ago and was made by Jerry Simmons, a legendary bow hunter from Alabama. He used to sell a climbing bel...
by sipsey
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Help needed with new Micro 315 with Deadzone
Replies: 5
Views: 1903

Re: Help needed with new Micro 315 with Deadzone

Is it dead on at 20?
by sipsey
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Bobcat Video
Replies: 14
Views: 4762

Re: Bobcat Video

Excellent video! Thanks for sharing.
by sipsey
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: spoiled meat
Replies: 34
Views: 9532

Re: spoiled meat

Our family has experimented over the years with variations on "controlled" aging. Our results seemed to mirror some rather extensive studies carried out by Texas A&M University several years ago. They concluded a quickly dispatched young doe aged 4-7 days was the best table fare. I gut and quarter d...
by sipsey
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: ditching blazers
Replies: 23
Views: 4155

Re: ditching blazers

If you were using regular alcohol vs denatured alcohol, then I suspect that was part of your issue. Regular alcohol contains an oily substance that will cause adhesion issues.
by sipsey
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Coyotes got to my 13 pointer before I did.
Replies: 32
Views: 6519

Re: Coyotes got to my 13 pointer before I did.

Very nice buck! Someone stated the fox population dwindles when yotes numbers grow. Researchers found a link between fewer fox and Lyme disease. Fox eat field mice which are a link in the tick life cycle that carries Lyme. Yotes don't eat them like the foxes do. Yet another reason to work on their n...
by sipsey
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting poem
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Hunting poem

Good one Gerald. I wrote a short poem several years back in tribute to a friend whose arrow was diverted by a small sapling. "Ode To A Bush" Oh scrubby fragile little bough You diverted my arrow i know not how The big buck stood fixed just beyond You steered my shaft off towards the pond You seemed ...