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by grouse
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning

The questions some of the previous posters have raised are completely valid, and I've wondered about them myself. In fairness though, the studies and reports were about why bald eagle are becoming sick and dying and not about why other species are or are not, being similarly effected. I started out ...
by grouse
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning

Again, strictly annocdotal and I may be completely wrong. In fact the conversation I had last revolved around Bald Eagles eating jig heads. And the gentlemen replied... "Bald Eagles don't get lead poisoning from eating jig heads... They die from having a jig head stuck in their guts. " Valid point ...
by grouse
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning

Again, strictly annocdotal and I may be completely wrong. In fact the conversation I had last revolved around Bald Eagles eating jig heads. And the gentlemen replied... "Bald Eagles don't get lead poisoning from eating jig heads... They die from having a jig head stuck in their guts. " Valid point ...
by grouse
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning

The author is a known "sensationalist" working for CNN. In her own words, her main aspiration is to " follow my dream of changing the world, one word at a time. " As a retired biologist, I suggest she is out to lunch regarding the causal agent for the lead poisoning in these birds. But hey, it sell...
by grouse
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Our awesome forum
Replies: 23
Views: 677

Re: Our awesome forum

This topic has been going around for a while and I finally decided to jump in. I've never been on Facebook, Twitter or any of the major social media organizations that are so prominent. They are popular, but they're just not for me. I don't post a lot but I read this forum all of the time. I like th...
by grouse
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning

I've done some research since I first posted this and I think it is likely that the article is true. Lead and lead core bullets do fragment a lot and the fragments remain in the carcass whether the bullet goes through or not. Bald eagles are notorious carrion feeders and are often seen feeding where...
by grouse
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning
Replies: 18
Views: 244

O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/16/us/bald-eagles-dying-lead-poisoning-trnd/index.html The above article contends that significant numbers of bald eagles are dying from lead poisoning after eating deer not recovered after being shot by hunters. I'm not calling the author a liar, but I'm a little puzzled...
by grouse
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: They are back
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: They are back

My uninformed guess is that crossbows will survive this challenge in Wisconsin. The numbers suggest that crossbows are pretty popular there with a lot of hunters having invested in crossbows and businesses taking advantage of the market. With no sound biological reason to limit crossbow hunting ther...
by grouse
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: My "new" Turkey gun
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: My "new" Turkey gun

Beautiful, cool shotgun! It makes me want to look around to see if I can find one just like it. I have a 410 [email protected] Topper that I love. It brings to mind my days of hunting rabbits and quail with a single shot shotgun when I would carry a shell in my left hand for a follow up shot, if needed. I hope we...
by grouse
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T Living on the Road
Replies: 22
Views: 726

Re: O/T Living on the Road

It was 3 degrees F here in Missouri this morning. I'll bet you don't miss cold winter mornings. Good to hear from you and look forward to hearing more!
by grouse
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Xbows, BHs, scopes, etc
Replies: 27
Views: 825

Re: New Xbows, BHs, scopes, etc

It isn't better equipment that makes hunters more successful. Most of the deer killed by bow or firearm hunters could have been killed with inexpensive guns or bows just as easily. Strategy, tactics, location plus hard work and effort put more meat into the freezer than the latest rifle or crossbow....
by grouse
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: mechanical broad heads
Replies: 47
Views: 1315

Re: mechanical broad heads

I think the original poster meant a "good hit" not a "gut hit". Just a typo.
by grouse
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Sloppy Sunday Fun
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: Sloppy Sunday Fun

I'm jealous! We seldom get ice thick enough to fish around here. I've been daydreaming about the trip I'll be taking to lake Erie for walleye this coming May. Fresh walleye or perch would taste fantastic right now.
by grouse
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Morning or afternoon hunts
Replies: 33
Views: 943

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: 223

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...