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by grouse
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: The rut is close
Replies: 4
Views: 111

The rut is close

On Oct. 2, I killed my second deer this season with my crossbow so I've refrained from hunting to save freezer space for firearms season. Friday I was at the farm and decided to walk down to my second favorite stand and replace the pipe insulation on the shooting rail. Without really scouting I saw ...
by grouse
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 16.5" lighted quills opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: 16.5" lighted quills opinions

If your hands are old and beat up like mine, this little device works pretty dang good at turning them off. There are other styles and brands. Is one better than the other? Probably not. It's a personal thing. :lol: You can pick these up for less than $10 bucks on eBay. How do I keep track of it in...
by grouse
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: My hurting back n butt
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: My hurting back n butt

Makes me appreciate my tripod stand with the Hunt Comfort seat and back rest I put on the 360 degree swivel seat. I go to that stand too much, but I've killed a lot of deer out of it.
by grouse
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: For those who pray, Mike is now in ER
Replies: 39
Views: 847

Re: For those who pray, Mike is now in ER

Glad to read that you have started your recovery. Maybe you'll be able to make a late season hunt.
by grouse
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Mrs. Hatchet's first deer
Replies: 18
Views: 367

Re: Mrs. Hatchet's first deer

Nice big doe. Congratulations to your wife! You're going to enjoy the venison.
by grouse
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Blessed with my first Double Sat Night
Replies: 14
Views: 342

Re: Blessed with my first Double Sat Night

Great job! I love reading these stories and trying to visualize the hunt that is described. Are the deer doing crop damage in the area you hunt! I'm just curious as to why there is such a need to reduce the population.
by grouse
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Blood trailing in the rain
Replies: 28
Views: 674

Re: Blood trailing in the rain

Another thing to consider is whether you are hunting during an electrical storm. If you are, remember that if you are sitting in a tree stand, you are sitting on metal. If it's a ladder stand, that metal reaches right to the ground. In either case, that's a heck of a lot like sitting right on top o...
by grouse
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: After work doe harvest.
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: After work doe harvest.

Great story and thanks for sharing! You have more patience than I do. If I'm sure I made good hit (I love lighted nocks) and I hear a deer fall, 20 minutes is all I can sand to wait. I start thinking about coyotes, fading light etc. and off I go.
by grouse
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Swat A4 impressions
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: Swat A4 impressions

There are so many good broadheads now that it is really up to us to make a good shot. Just about all of them will work well if we send the arrow through the vitals. Maybe the real difference is when we make a bad hit and still have a reasonably short recovery. That's one test I'm not interested in c...
by grouse
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Scope cleaning
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Scope cleaning

I breathe on it and quickly wipe it with a kleenex. I probably should look into a lens pen.
by grouse
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: This joke cracks me up!
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: This joke cracks me up!

That's absolutely terrible!
by grouse
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: crossbow scopes
Replies: 32
Views: 979

Re: crossbow scopes

I’ve never used “crossbow” scopes on my crossbows. Regular rifle scopes have served me well. I’ve got an illuminated Zeiss Diavari on one and an illuminated Leupold VX3 on the other, and both have accounted for nice bucks in the last couple weeks. :thumbup: This caused me to wonder if there is an a...
by grouse
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2020 Oklahoma Crossbow Buck (the sequel)
Replies: 15
Views: 349

Re: 2020 Oklahoma Crossbow Buck (the sequel)

Really quite a trophy!
by grouse
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Big Buck with my AXE
Replies: 32
Views: 698

Re: Big Buck with my AXE

Wow! Excellent job!