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by DuckHunt
Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: First one of the Year..FINALLY
Replies: 20
Views: 4138

Congrats. Mmmm. Looks tasty.
by DuckHunt
Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Time to wait after a poor shot placement (gut)?
Replies: 21
Views: 4742

No prob Griz. I can take the heat. Ch312: I hate to burst your bubble, but if it makes you happy I'll leave that tag unfilled in your honor because you're such a stand up guy. Now I can only shoot four more deer this season (1 buck) counting my bonus tags. One of my kids will be with me and will be ...
by DuckHunt
Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Time to wait after a poor shot placement (gut)?
Replies: 21
Views: 4742

Thanks for the kind words Grizz. You summed it up well. There is no doubt my dog would have caught this deer if I let him after it. What would happen at that point is anyones guess. He is pretty agressive, but that buck had a 3:1 size advantage. Also, since we have no dog use in this area of VA I wa...
by DuckHunt
Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Time to wait after a poor shot placement (gut)?
Replies: 21
Views: 4742

I found it. I waited until the weather broke this morning and went out with the dog. At first the wind was calm so with all of the rain we would have to stumble right up on it. I made about a 200 yard circle of the area I expected the deer to be in but my dog never picked up anything. I returned to ...
by DuckHunt
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Spitfires
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

I've been very happy with the Spitfires. They fly exactly like field points. I put the practice blades in and use them instead of field points for all my target shooting. I just wish they weren't quite as expensive. I've had no problems with premature opening in my Exomax. The entrance hole in the d...
by DuckHunt
Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Time to wait after a poor shot placement (gut)?
Replies: 21
Views: 4742

Time to wait after a poor shot placement (gut)?

I arrowed a nice buck this morning with about a 18" spread. I didn't see many points so it may have been just a big 6 point. The deer ran off downhill with its tail between its legs. It acted hit. I watched it run for at least 75 yards and never heard it fall. I waited about 45 minutes before climbi...
by DuckHunt
Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Anyone cock a xbow in a tree stand ??
Replies: 23
Views: 5654

Opening day it was a pain to cock my Exomax in my chain on stand in the rain before daylight. Even more fun was putting on my safety harness after I was already up the tree. I'm sure the deer were all just out of bow range laughing at me. I now cock my bow and put on my harness before I depart my ve...
by DuckHunt
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: People tick me off VA hunters Read
Replies: 21
Views: 6466

To me shooting a crossbow is far easier than shooting a compound bow. I've killed far more deer with my compound bow than my crossbow, but with a little luck and time I will change that. The same issues of limited distance, arrow selection, broadhead selection, shot placement, string jumping, etc ap...
by DuckHunt
Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Which Block target to get?
Replies: 13
Views: 3142

I bought a Block 4x4 when I picked up my Exomax in August. I love it. I use the Spitfire heads with practice blades or field points mostly so I can't speak to how it will stand up to excessive broadhead use. For normal use mine shows hardly any wear with at least 150 shots into it. Having two deer s...
by DuckHunt
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rut activity
Replies: 9
Views: 2132

I tought it was a bit early for the rut, but I watched a nice 8-point courting this group of three mature does last Friday morning in Virginia. It was a crisp cool morning (~40 degrees) and deer were moving well. The buck was obviously looking for action from one of the does and trailed her with his...
by DuckHunt
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Recovering arrows after a shot. Tips?
Replies: 16
Views: 4826

Recovering arrows after a shot. Tips?

There is something to be said for hunting high. It makes the arrows much easier to find after a shot. :) My 10 & 20 yard shots this season were taken from about 22' high. Both were burried 4-6" in the ground behind the deer. We've taken three ~30-35 yard shots from about 15' high. All of the shots w...
by DuckHunt
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Finally something with antlers (spike)
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Finally something with antlers (spike)

This season has been great so far. My son and I each killed two deer on Monday. I had him in the stand with me again on Saturday morning. We had a few doe come in and wind us about 8:00am. About 9:15 this spike came walking right up the trail to our stand. Since it was up hill toward our stand he wa...
by DuckHunt
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Spitfire's
Replies: 16
Views: 4784

I have an Exomax with the standard carbon arrows from the right stuff package. My son and I killed four deer Monday with Spitfire 100s. My shots were 10 and 20 yards. Both of his were 30-35 yards. Based on the entrance wound size, the Spitfires did not open prior to contact on any of the deer. The e...
by DuckHunt
Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Trophy Room
Topic: Trophy Room
Replies: 135
Views: 186137

My freezer meet from the morning of October 9th. A doe and a button buck. http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/mayvillej/Hunting026Small.jpg My 10yr old son's first two deer! Another doe and a button buck taken later that afternoon. http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k268/mayvillej/Hunting029Medium...
by DuckHunt
Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: More freezer meat. My 10yr old scores a double!
Replies: 11
Views: 2372

More freezer meat. My 10yr old scores a double!

After this mornings hunt, I didn't expect this afternoon could get any better. I was just expecting some great time in the woods with my 10 year old son. He's killed a few squirrels and I've taken him rifle hunting, but he has never pulled the trigger on a deer. We were hunting in a two-man stand an...