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by grouse
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: freezing deer meat
Replies: 18
Views: 623

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: 758

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: 821

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: 748

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: 725

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.
by grouse
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Annual venison dinner will happen
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Annual venison dinner will happen

My crossbow season so far has been frustrating and bloodless. I hunted about eight times, seeing deer nearly every hunt, but never fired an arrow. We have a four points on one side minimum for bucks where I hunt. Three times I had sub-legal bucks within easy range of my crossbow but no legal bucks (...
by grouse
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Buck'd Out. What now?
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: Buck'd Out. What now?

You have my deepest sympathy for the terrible position you have gotten yourself into. For the rest of this season you will have to live on the wonderful memories you have created while you hunt does and turkeys. Congratulations on an outstanding season!
by grouse
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: One reason I own a Excalibur
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: One reason I own a Excalibur

So true! And you can keep your Excal shooting accurately year after year with only simple adjustments that you can easily do yourself. In my (fallible) opinion, reasons are scarce for owning one of those complicated contraptions.
by grouse
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Grizzly vs Matrix 310
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Grizzly vs Matrix 310

I was disappointed when I read this. I thought someone had shot a grizzly bear with a Matrix 310!

As far as the SMF frame goes, I have one bow with SMF and one with aluminum. They are of equal quality.
by grouse
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Houghton Lake Mi 8 point
Replies: 14
Views: 384

Re: Houghton Lake Mi 8 point

Way to go! Good story and congratulations!
by grouse
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Story from Ranger's Station
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Story from Ranger's Station

Nice story! I'm a 70 year old veteran of the same era, though I never served overseas. Some statements and assumptions in the story bothered me a little. Not all of us are technologically challenged, I've been operating a computer for at least 30 years and I've had a smart phone for nearly 10 years ...
by grouse
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hey I'm back !!
Replies: 27
Views: 810

Re: Hey I'm back !!

You can't shoot more than one bow at a time anyway, so you're good to go when the situation is right. I hope you can get out there soon.
by grouse
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Buck down! They're moving.
Replies: 22
Views: 929

Re: Buck down! They're moving.

Congratulations! Nice deer and a good shot.
by grouse
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lots of rut activity here and it's kinda early
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Lots of rut activity here and it's kinda early

I'm seeing some rut activity here in Missouri too. There are two scrapes near one of my stands and while I was in that stand Thursday, I saw a small buck pawing at a third scrape. All of this while most of the leaves on the trees are still green and very few visible signs of fall. We have had two go...
by grouse
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dead doe but a weird shot!
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Dead doe but a weird shot!

Congratulations! You made a good shot, followed up diligently and made a successful recovery. There is no accounting for what sometimes happens after we shoot. I once shot a doe right behind the shoulder and she fell right to the ground thrashing. As I watched I saw the lumenok equipped arrow fly ou...