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by nchunter
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Made some awsome biltong today
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: Made some awsome biltong today

Gosh, I’ve never even heard of “biltong”! Guess is it some kind of Asian thing?
I’ll have to look it up and learn more about it.
by nchunter
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Gillie suit
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Gillie suit

Stick with watcha got. The “shaggy” ghillie suits are an absolute pain in the butt—especially around briars! They snag on everything.
by nchunter
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer Season Open's this weekend Sept. 7th
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: Deer Season Open's this weekend Sept. 7th

I wish North Carolina would open the season a month later, and then keep it open a month later.

It’s so dang hot out, I can’t even get motivated to hunt this time of year! No break in the 85-90 degree heat for a couple weeks either.

Just about the time the woods get nice, the season ends!
by nchunter
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Almost here
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Almost here

You’re the first person I’ve heard of who retired TO Michigan! You must really enjoy that cold weather!
Actually, you’re making the better choice, in moving to where the grandkids are. So many Northerners move to Florida, only to be ice-free but lonely.
by nchunter
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting platform
Replies: 40
Views: 943

Re: Hunting platform

LOL, that deer tree house/club house reminds me of a similar one built by a buddy of mine in my traditional muzzleloading club. One frosty morning in November he goes in there in the pre-dawn darkness--only to find a guy living in it! The guy said his wife had kicked him out of the house, and he had...
by nchunter
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting platform
Replies: 40
Views: 943

Re: Hunting platform

If the stand hasn’t been up long, and the wood is still pretty dry, as a chemical engineer I’d suggest painting all the boards that make ground contact. Modern “treated lumber” isn’t nearly as rot-resistant as the old stuff. Government regulations have removed all the effective wood preservatives fr...
by nchunter
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ground ninja videos
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Ground ninja videos

Thanks for sharing that, longbowjoe!

There are so many hunting “shows” on YouTube, (most of them not worth watching) that it’s hard to find something original and educational.

His style of hunting lends itself especially well to our “horizontal bows”!
by nchunter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: .003 Vs .001 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: .003 Vs .001 ?

Has anyone tried the Carbon Express® PileDriver 20" X-Bolt. Apparently they are .004, but seem to have gotten decent reviews. I'd like to hear what your thoughts are on the arrows. Yes, I bought a dozen and they’ve shot great for me. Can’t tell a difference in accuracy vs my BE Executioners. I only...
by nchunter
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: string silencers
Replies: 19
Views: 695

Re: string silencers

As ComfyBear said, heavier arrows and fatter strings reduce vibration noise noticeably. Additionally, I found that putting an 1/8” (3mm, for you Canadians) thick urethane or hard rubber spacer between the stirrup and the rail helps keep vibrations from traveling to the stirrup. Some wrap/coat the st...
by nchunter
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Water Holes for Deer
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: Water Holes for Deer

I recall a Midwest Whitetail video—2016 or 2017 season, I believe—where a guy in a hot state like Georgia or Alabama put a kiddies wading pool in the middle of some planted pine. Kept it filled with water, and hunted over it. As I recall he was quite successful with it. You can pick those kiddie poo...
by nchunter
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Phoenix project finally done
Replies: 14
Views: 413

Re: Phoenix project finally done

Man, that’s a great paint job!

If you have a mind to, I and a bunch of other folks would enjoy seeing a “How-to” on how you painted that.
by nchunter
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tick spray
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: Tick spray

IMO permethrin is never overkill. It works on ticks and it works for 6 weeks or so even washing the clothes. How is that overkill? I do mix my own so it is dirt cheap also. Amen, brother! When it comes to ticks and chiggers, there is no such thing as overkill! I mix my own Permethrin too. Just buy ...
by nchunter
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tick spray
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: Tick spray

Thanks for sharing. Does it have a smell for hunting or strictly for fun activities. I have been using the armbands this summer when permethrin is overkill . They work well on mosquitoes but smell of strong citronella. IMO permethrin is never overkill. It works on ticks and it works for 6 weeks or ...
by nchunter
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Pic From My Plot Camera
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Pic From My Plot Camera

Wow, that’s a heckuva fine specimen for a southern bear! He must have access to some human-derived supplemental food source.

The increased black bear population here in the southeastern US is really starting to negatively impact fawn survival rates in places.
by nchunter
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Cheaper Off Shore Products
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: Cheaper Off Shore Products

Cardinalsfanforever wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:10 pm
remember years ago when Walmart just starting to spread out, they advertised "Made in America"

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I thought I was the only one who remembered that!
My, how Walmart went 180 on that one.