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by grouse
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Morning or afternoon hunts
Replies: 33
Views: 851

Re: Morning or afternoon hunts

I prefer mornings because I enjoy them more. Success is about equal for both time frames, but I love sneaking into my stand in the darkness and watching the world wake up. My favorite stand is a tripod with a 360 degree shooting rail and a comfortable swivel seat. I have a well insulated, leakproof ...
by grouse
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Need a good recipe.......
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Need a good recipe.......

I'm deerless with my crossbow this year as well. We have a 4 point on one side minimum for bucks in the county where I hunt and I've had several illegal bucks in range, but nothing legal. While I have seen many does from my stands this season, none of them ever came within range. Our season closes J...
by grouse
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters
Replies: 58
Views: 1044

Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Unless you have significant vision problems, just make sure your cheek is on the stock and the front bead is on the bird's neck (not the head, gives you a little more margin for error) then push the trigger. The bird will flop for 10 minutes (so it will seem) and you'll be elated.
by grouse
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Grits
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Grits

Looks like a perfect medium rare! What a feast!
by grouse
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Surburban Deer
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Surburban Deer

You have to have 3 acres to hunt and a $2 million liability policy to bowhunt where I live, so there is nobody hunting. The deer are nearly fearless. There is lots of open school district property behind my house and I walk my dogs (bird dogs) off leash there. Frequently deer are grazing on clover ...
by grouse
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Trying something new this spring
Replies: 32
Views: 775

Re: Trying something new this spring

I've killed about 35 turkeys over the years and I agree with Jansey - a 410 seems a little light for turkeys. To my mind it would be in the ballpark with using a .22 rimfire for deer. You might succeed but you're probably under gunned. A full choke 410 is similar to shooting a rifle at close range ...
by grouse
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Surburban Deer
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Surburban Deer

You have to have 3 acres to hunt and a $2 million liability policy to bowhunt where I live, so there is nobody hunting. The deer are nearly fearless. There is lots of open school district property behind my house and I walk my dogs (bird dogs) off leash there. Frequently deer are grazing on clover i...
by grouse
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Trying something new this spring
Replies: 32
Views: 775

Re: Trying something new this spring

I've killed about 35 turkeys over the years and I agree with Jansey - a 410 seems a little light for turkeys. To my mind it would be in the ballpark with using a .22 rimfire for deer. You might succeed but you're probably under gunned. A full choke 410 is similar to shooting a rifle at close range a...
by grouse
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: freezing deer meat
Replies: 18
Views: 610

Re: freezing deer meat

Robinsons Rebel wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:51 pm
I've always used water when I freeze fish, never tried it with deer meat.
I just rinse meat to make sure the surface is wet when I freeze it. I don't fill the bag with water like some people do with fish. Filling the bag with water makes some fish fillets (like crappie) mushy, in my experience.
by grouse
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ticks on deer
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Ticks on deer

We had tremendous numbers of ticks around here in the spring but I haven't seen a tick in several months, including on my dogs. I don't know what happened, but I'm glad!
by grouse
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: freezing deer meat
Replies: 18
Views: 610

Re: freezing deer meat

When using freezer Ziploc type bags I fill the sink or a large bowl with water then dip the packed bags into the water as close to the top of the bag as possible before sealing. The water forces the air out of the bags. You can also close the bag from both sides around a drinking straw and suck the ...
by grouse
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Close only counts when throwing hand grenades.
Replies: 22
Views: 735

Re: Close only counts when throwing hand grenades.

The way I see it every deer is a trophy. The smaller buck would represent a fine success and we would all welcome he chance to congratulate you on taking him. It's seldom easy and you deserve to be rewarded for your time and effort.
by grouse
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Wisconsin Buck
Replies: 30
Views: 780

Re: Wisconsin Buck

He is a dandy! Nice going.
by grouse
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Seeking opinions
Replies: 23
Views: 709

Re: Seeking opinions

It is amazing how these budget rifles shoot these days You really dont have to spend a lot to get a deer killing gun. Even the scope combos seem to shoot satisfactory. For under 150 yards. I helped a kid sight in a 300 dollar savage combo the other day with factory Remington Walmart ammo. It was a ...
by grouse
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Mayday! Mayday! It finally happened!
Replies: 23
Views: 672

Re: Mayday! Mayday! It finally happened!

Nice deer and nice shot! Are you a baseball Cardinal fan or is it one of the college Cardinal teams? If it's baseball, we have that in common (along with crossbow hunting). Enjoy your fresh venison.