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by grouse
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T: Reflection on Life:
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: O/T: Reflection on Life:

I think we'll all be much happier in a couple of months when the weather gets cooler and we can get into our stands and try to harvest a deer. We'll be curious to read about what each other is experiencing in the field and we won't waste our time looking for faults because we will just be a bunch of...
by grouse
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Is this REALLY a crossbow???
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

Re: Is this REALLY a crossbow???

This conversation happened when compound bows came out and still is happening. It probably also happened in medieval times when they made the first crossbow by some umpity long archer who didn't like change. Remember only six months ago the very guys were still trying to take scopes away from the c...
by grouse
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Is this REALLY a crossbow???
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

Re: Is this REALLY a crossbow???

I'm not in favor of stopping research and progress but we could end up with a lot of protests from vertical archers. It would be hard to call this thing a primitive weapon. I congratulate them for developing new technology that seems to work well, but this seems to blur the line between a crossbow a...
by grouse
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lighted nocks
Replies: 22
Views: 716

Re: Lighted nocks

I've only used lumenoks so I don't know if anything is better. That said, the lumenoks have worked flawlessly for me and have added to my crossbow hunting experience. Watching them zip toward a deer, disappear at impact, then seeing the glowing arrow sticking out of the ground after the deer runs of...
by grouse
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: D Day
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: D Day

I can say with pride my niece last year was part of a cadet contingent there to honour the 359 Canadians whom lost their lives . :thumbup: https://i.postimg.cc/85vyJc9G/jess-2.jpg You should be extremely proud of her!! :thumbup: Please tell her "Thanks" from one of the guys in the Lower 48! Thank y...
by grouse
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: D Day
Replies: 10
Views: 504

D Day

Today is June 6 and since the majority of the people on this forum or either US or Canadian I want to acknowledge the tremendous thing they did (along with Britain) at Normandy on that day 76 years ago. In the US, the feats of our forces at Omaha Beach are legendary and for good cause. We also need ...
by grouse
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Fawn encounter
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Fawn encounter

My wife and I drove up to the town near our farm last Saturday to pick up the meat of a hog we had butchered and bring it back to our suburban home. For the trip back, I decided to take a shortcut over a paved county road. As we neared a hilltop a doe and tiny fawn (tiny as in probably born that mor...
by grouse
Mon May 18, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Anyone use Ozonics??
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Anyone use Ozonics??

I wash my camo without detergent (who cares if the blood stains don't come out) and throw in a little baking soda. Our washer has a double rinse cycle and I use that. We have a pole for hanging plants outside that I use to air dry my hunting clothes. That's as far as I go.
by grouse
Tue May 12, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Canadian Gun Ban Prohibits a CROSSBOW
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Canadian Gun Ban Prohibits a CROSSBOW

If they had to ban a crossbow, it looks like they picked the right one! (just kidding of course)
by grouse
Tue May 12, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Just checkin' back in
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Just checkin' back in

Good to hear from you and stay away from the damned virus!
by grouse
Sun May 10, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Missouri Elk Season
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Missouri Elk Season

Missouri just announced that it will hold its first elk season in modern history this coming fall. Elk were native to Missouri but were wiped out in the 19th century. There will be an archery season (including crossbows) in October and a firearms season a little later. Whoever draws a tag can hunt e...
by grouse
Sat May 09, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: AXIOM SMF
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: AXIOM SMF

An Axiom was my first crossbow. I hunted 5 years with it and took 6 deer. It shoots plenty hard and is just as accurate as any excal. Shooting out of an elevated stand, the wider limbs make absolutely no difference. I hunted my first year with firebolts and boltcutters. I killed the only deer I shot...
by grouse
Thu May 07, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lighted nocks question
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Lighted nocks question

I wouldn't go to too much trouble trying to perfectly match the weight of a lighted nock for target practice. When I sight in at 20 yards with standard nocks and then shoot lighted nocks (just to be sure) I've always hit the bullseye with either nock out to 30 yards (I haven't tried farther with the...
by grouse
Wed May 06, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: The little blasturds are out in full force
Replies: 14
Views: 1357

Re: The little blasturds are out in full force

I almost always use Permethrin on my lower pant leg and DEET on my shocks. Last yr I sprayed the fence line with Permethrin and used tick tubes. This year I am going to use even more tick tubes and maybe Picaridin daily on my 4 dogs. Even with the DEET and Permethrin, I still find them and it is th...
by grouse
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT: A Magical Moment
Replies: 14
Views: 1231

Re: OT: A Magical Moment

What color of lipstick were you wearing? They like red.