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by grouse
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT: Saying Goodbye...
Replies: 21
Views: 650

Re: OT: Saying Goodbye...

I really feel for you! What a beautiful dog he was. I have never done anything tougher than facing the fact that a canine member of our family had reached the end and had to be put down. The last time it happened to us the Veterinarian was crying and so were my wife and I. The only bad thing about d...
by grouse
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: corn or soybeans?
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: corn or soybeans?

You are no doubt right about the rain causing a lot of the corn to be planted late. With corn at $4.30 a bushel (largely because lots of river bottom fields couldn't be planted at all) corn looks like it will be a money maker this year if you get a good crop. Corn or soybeans, I love being in the st...
by grouse
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: corn or soybeans?
Replies: 9
Views: 307

corn or soybeans?

Most years when I drive through farm country I see about equal amounts of corn and soybeans growing. This year (probably because of the tariffs) there seems to be more corn than beans. Usually, if farmers can't get their corn planted by June 1, they plant beans. This year I'm seeing lots of shorter ...
by grouse
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: HOW FAR DO YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL TO PRACTICE SHOOTING YOUR CB?
Replies: 37
Views: 702

Re: HOW FAR DO YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL TO PRACTICE SHOOTING YOUR CB?

Crossbows are dangerous enough that I think it is appropriate to regulate where you can shoot them in more densely populated areas (like cities and most suburbs). I'm fortunate to own a farm where I can walk out of the door of the house and shoot to my hearts content. I haven't used them, but there ...
by grouse
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 60 days until bow season
Replies: 23
Views: 603

Re: 60 days until bow season

I hope all of you get to hunt as much as you want to this coming season. The early season heat is a definite hindrance but mornings are often nice enough to enjoy. Pretty soon lots of us will be able to say the season starts next month. I haven't touched a crossbow since last November, so it's about...
by grouse
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer hunting out of state - where to go?
Replies: 17
Views: 732

Re: Deer hunting out of state - where to go?

Missouri passed a 1/8 % sales tax for conservation in the late 1970s and bought lots of small tracts for public land in the years since. I deer hunt on private land so I don't know a lot about pressure, but I do some bird hunting on public land and haven't noticed many archers where I have gone. Nor...
by grouse
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I got lucky today!
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: I got lucky today!

papa bear1 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Sounds like a born, and bred guy from Missouri, :lol: :thumbup:

Dave :clap:
X2
by grouse
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T: Hooray Blues
Replies: 4
Views: 165

O/T: Hooray Blues

I was in high school when the Blues came to town and I've followed them every year since. There have been good years and bad years (mostly good) and a lot of great memories, but no Stanley Cup. That ended last night and we couldn't be happier. Go Blues!
by grouse
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Multigenerational twist
Replies: 28
Views: 749

Re: Multigenerational twist

The cost of college tuition went through the roof when college loans became readily available and commonplace, just like the cost of medical care went up when lots of people started getting medical insurance. When you're not paying (at least at the moment) the sky is the limit. I received my bachelo...
by grouse
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Age/ getting old /cocking a crossbow
Replies: 17
Views: 876

Re: Age/ getting old /cocking a crossbow

53 is not old! I just turned 70, and, while I can't do everything I could at 35, I don't feel old. I retired a few years ago and I wish I had quit working earlier. People who like to hunt and fish are seldom among those who say they are bored in retirement. Stay as healthy and fit as you can so you ...
by grouse
Fri May 17, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT \ Ticks
Replies: 12
Views: 513

OT \ Ticks

There seems to be a lot more ticks than usual this spring (at least where I have been). I use repellent, but every time I walk through the woods on my farm I find ticks on me afterwards, sometimes attached, a day or two later. When I'm back home in the suburbs and run my dogs through the open areas ...
by grouse
Thu May 09, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Bison
Replies: 13
Views: 654

Re: Bison

I am no expert at all, but I'm confident that whatever weight arrow you shoot out of your 330 will do the job. Native Americans lived for many generations off of bison using arrows they straightened by hand tipped with sharpened rocks (they really were sharp). Their stick bows had draw weights of 30...
by grouse
Thu May 02, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Less than 5 months until bow season
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Less than 5 months until bow season

I always mentally calculate how far away we are from opening day of archery season at the beginning of each month. This has been the worst turkey season on my farm that I have experienced, so I quit hunting because I don't want to exterminate them. I went fishing instead and have been killing the c...
by grouse
Wed May 01, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Less than 5 months until bow season
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Less than 5 months until bow season

I always mentally calculate how far away we are from opening day of archery season at the beginning of each month. This has been the worst turkey season on my farm that I have experienced, so I quit hunting because I don't want to exterminate them. I went fishing instead and have been killing the cr...
by grouse
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Greetings from New Brunswick, Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 622

Re: Greetings from New Brunswick, Canada

Well thanks to everyone for the great response. As suggested I have been watching and reading everything I can. It’s going to take a long time to figure it out but I’m sure I’ll get through it with everyone’s help. Cheers Stepnoutnb It won't take a long time. You'll be shooting like a veteran withi...