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by gab
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Letter Suggestions re: BC Hunting Restriction Proposals
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Letter Suggestions re: BC Hunting Restriction Proposals

Hello Nog, I sent you a PM regarding this misguided proposal.
by gab
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How old is old
Replies: 92
Views: 3064

Re: How old is old

I'm 63 and still hunting every chance that I get. I often wonder where the years went and why they now seem to pass by even quicker.
by gab
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Opinions favorite deer cart
Replies: 33
Views: 4615

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: 6749

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: 1539

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: 5946

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 1:50 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What do you guys climb with
Replies: 78
Views: 9400

Re: What do you guys climb with

I really like my Summit Goliath.
by gab
Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: exomax
Replies: 19
Views: 5601

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: 13507

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: 7468

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 9:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: No hunting today.
Replies: 34
Views: 4437

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: 1740

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: 3095

Re: Deer Hunting In Years

43 years for me - assuming I make it to next autumn.
by gab
Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: SHARPENING BOLT CUTTERS
Replies: 4
Views: 1562

Re: SHARPENING BOLT CUTTERS

I too use a broadhead sharpener from Walmart. It does the job.
by gab
Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Summit Titan SD Climbing Tree Stand:
Replies: 21
Views: 4407

Re: Summit Titan SD Climbing Tree Stand:

I have a Summit Goliath. I think it is a great tree stand; very comfortable.