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by Species8472
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Seeking opinions
Replies: 23
Views: 536

Re: Seeking opinions

No experience with the Hornady ELD-X. Never shot long range Accubond but have shot normal Accubonds tons and they are my go to. Furthest I have ever had a deer or bear go is 30 yards when i put one in the vitals. Interestingly it's only the smaller animals that go the full 30 yards. My theory is the...
by Species8472
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: How old is old
Replies: 84
Views: 1620

Re: How old is old

53. Still lots of life left. Mostly hunt solo and love it. My wife made me get a SpotX this year for when i go on solo off-grid trips for 5 to 10 days by canoe. My plan is to hunt hard until i'm 80 and than to go out in epic hand to hand combat with a bear where we both end up dead. Think Revenant e...
by Species8472
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: That's a wrap - sort of.
Replies: 7
Views: 209

That's a wrap - sort of.

My deer season more or less came to its end on Friday night. Tags are filled and until my kids come home in mid-December and i can party hunt with them i am finished. I had a pretty good year that started October 4th with this 2.5 year old small rack 8 point taken with the Micro. He was a challenge ...
by Species8472
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Anthony's 380 buck
Replies: 29
Views: 803

Re: Anthony's 380 buck

Congrats to the up and coming "Don."
by Species8472
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally

Congrats on the good recovery. Where I hunt 800 yards is a long way and might as well be miles. How do you end up with a dog that retrieves like this? Is it a natural thing or training? I took a shot at one 2 years ago and it didn't bolt like it had been hit but I found no blood but with out a trac...
by Species8472
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Does the new axe and TD shows use matrix limbs?
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Does the new axe and TD shows use matrix limbs?

The Axe and 360 TD are micro based. The 420 TD is i believe based on the Matrix.
by Species8472
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally

Riflemanz wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:45 pm
Almost looked like a
Liver hit.
That was my thought too when i first found it. Field dressing it though the liver was intact. That was one of the dog's treats - he got the liver and the heart. I am quite certain he enjoyed the recovery more than i did.
by Species8472
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally

Great job on the recovery it was worth the effort I would fry up that heart for the dog for his keen work. Not sure what cause the arrow to kick directions perhaps one blade cought a rib at a funny angle causing a direction change or perhaps the deer started to turn at the shot we most likely will ...
by Species8472
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally

Timbrhuntr wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:58 am
Congrats on the deer and get that dog a nice steak he deserves it lol
So is your one ontario buck tag filled now :( :D
I haven't even put a stand up yet !
Fortunately we have additionals in our WMU.
by Species8472
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally

Congratulations, Glad you had the dog. Great recovery too. Thanks for sharing. I have no experience yet shooting game with a crossbow or bow. I’m just trying to observe and accumulate as much information as possible. Curious what bow you used? What Broadhead you used? Seems like the shooting elevat...
by Species8472
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Med body, small rack 8, bizarre twist - literally

Took the afternoon off and headed to camp for an afternoon sit. My chosen spot was an elevated blind overlooking a meadow with half a dozen apple trees that still have good numbers of apples. There is also a mineral lick i built 10 years ago in the meadow. I have added salt and trace mineral religio...
by Species8472
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting platform
Replies: 40
Views: 1204

Re: Hunting platform

100% Western Red Cedar: https://live.staticflickr.com/4510/37861377562_fe98bd85f2_b.jpg 10 inch concrete sonotubes on each corner 5 feet into the ground. Now going on 11 years old and have not touched them since (structurally) they went in and they are as solid as the day they were built. I have two...
by Species8472
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T Taxi Turkeys
Replies: 15
Views: 466

O/T Taxi Turkeys

Only started hunting gobblers last fall. These are my first two turkeys ever. The hen taken last fall on a walk and stalk. The tom taken this spring calling in the ghillie suit parked at the base of a big old maple tree. Both taken off the same property so they may have actually known each other. ht...
by Species8472
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer hunting out of state - where to go?
Replies: 17
Views: 946

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

The "one and done" rule currently in the majority of Ontario is definitely helping to drive outside business Its definitely not helping that's for sure Ah well..to be honest its helping push me out of my comfort zone and now I'm looking at travelling to hunt so that one buck tag in Ontario may turn...
by Species8472
Tue May 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Bring on the Heat
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Bring on the Heat

Ice went out about a week ago so I got the dock out this weekend: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32893721727_58b9a29825_k.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32893717927_2f1ddfea58_k.jpg My excavator was tied up on a job so I had to spend $80 at the hardware store to cobble a mini crane tog...