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by grouse
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer n Seein Them
Replies: 17
Views: 1890

Re: Deer n Seein Them

I'm not complaining that our archery season is too short, I was merely pointing out that our season is shorter than Arkansas's. In Missouri crossbows are legal during the archery season only for people with a disability authorized by a doctor (I have a bad shoulder). We're working on changing that.
by grouse
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer n Seein Them
Replies: 17
Views: 1890

Re: Deer n Seein Them

I hunt in N.E. Missouri and our (statewide) deer population and harvest have been down for a couple of years, due mostly to an outbreak of disease induced by a drought a that occurred couple of years ago. Still, our 2014-2015 annual harvest was 260,552 deer, which is more than a previous poster repo...
by grouse
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: MO Crossbow Hunting Support
Replies: 41
Views: 2781

Re: MO Crossbow Hunting Support

I went to the MDC site and expressed my support for making crossbows legal during archery season. I also mentioned my opposition to expanding the special youth firearms season. Currently the special youth season is in two segments, the first is the Saturday and Sunday two weeks before the general fi...
by grouse
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer Shoulders ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2521

Re: Deer Shoulders ?

I shot a button buck a couple of weeks ago that was close to my stand and at a steep angle. The arrow entered in his spine and exited out of his shoulder. He dropped in his tracks but seemed to suffer way too much before I could get down and finish him off. It made the experience less satisfying tha...
by grouse
Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A problem with E Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: A problem with E Texas

Where I hunt in northern Missouri we have antler point restriction (4 pts. min on one side) and I hate them. Since they imposed them in 2008 I have only killed one buck. It is too hard to count points most of the time. There is also the risk of mistaking a spike buck for a doe with a rifle at longer...
by grouse
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: My Excal Matrix Blew Up!
Replies: 31
Views: 2688

Re: My Excal Matrix Blew Up!

Is there more emphasis on brace height with matrix bows than there is with older models? When I bought my axiom a little less than 3 years ago I watched the video and followed the instructions and I haven't had any problems, but I remember having a little trouble figuring what "brace height" was whe...
by grouse
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Boltcutter Broadheads
Replies: 18
Views: 2385

Re: Boltcutter Broadheads

I have only crossbow hunted for two years, but I did use boltcutters the first year and killed a doe that dropped within sight. I switched to 150 gr. slick tricks last year because they have one more blade, and thus more cutting surface. I shot a doe with the slick tricks and she ran 150 yards befor...
by grouse
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Scotland Adventure
Replies: 18
Views: 898

Re: Scotland Adventure

I was over there a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it! It would be the perfect to visit if they only spoke English.
by grouse
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: First fall Tukey!
Replies: 12
Views: 885

Re: First fall Tukey!

You should be proud of any turkey with any weapon! They are all trophies. Congratulations!
by grouse
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BOLT LENGTH FOR EXOCET 200
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: BOLT LENGTH FOR EXOCET 200

Bifoot870 makes me feel stupid. I was in a hurry to watch a playoff baseball game after hunting one Oct. evening a couple of years ago, and forgot to remove the broadhead tipped arrow from my crossbow. I was in the garage of our house at the farm and had taken my boots, off when I decided to uncock ...
by grouse
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Good Spring and Summer / Sad time in August .
Replies: 17
Views: 2654

Re: Good Spring and Summer / Sad time in August .

The only problem with dogs is they break your heart every 10-15 years. I have to have them though. If I had to give up hunting with either people or dogs, the choice would be easy (and I have some good hunting buddies). I hope your Kubota tractor has worked out as well for you as mine has for me. I ...
by grouse
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Abnormalities in Southern Indiana
Replies: 19
Views: 1991

Re: Abnormalities in Southern Indiana

Here at my home in metro St. Louis it has been a cool but dry July but earlier moisture seems to have sustained the vegetation. I water my tomato plants often and they have produced abundant large tomatoes. We have a farm in northeast MO and our corn crop is the best I have ever seen. There has been...
by grouse
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer Camps Comin Together
Replies: 26
Views: 2400

Re: Deer Camps Comin Together

It looks fantastic! Show us some pictures from the inside when you can.
by grouse
Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Vixenmaster/Smokepole Hall Seriously Injured
Replies: 91
Views: 11595

Re: Vixenmaster/Smokepole Hall Seriously Injured

I don't jump on this forum much but I read it all of the time. I always enjoy Vixenmaster's posts. This fellow Missourian hopes to get the benefit of his wisdom again soon. Get well buddy!
by grouse
Mon May 12, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Last day Success
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: Last day Success

A jake is every bit as much a trophy as an adult gobbler. I've killed 25-30 turkeys, (a few of them were really big) and I have been equally happy with every one of them. A jake is a filled tag and some tasty nutritious meat, -- the culmination of a successful hunt. Congratulations!