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by grouse
Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Vixenmaster/Smokepole Hall Seriously Injured
Replies: 91
Views: 11411

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: 1288

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!
by grouse
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Camo material for ladder stand
Replies: 12
Views: 1849

Re: Camo material for ladder stand

I bought a 10' X 12' camo tarp @ Home Depot.com. I then bought a grommet kit and doubled the tarp over and put grommets in it every 15". Finally, I zip tied the grommets to my shooting rail. It conceals everything below it and it blocks the wind. My stand is a 360 degree tripod so you would probable...
by grouse
Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Tree stands or Ground a Blinds...
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Tree stands or Ground a Blinds...

I use a 15' tripod stand with a padded seat that rotates 360 degrees and a shooting rail covering all 360 degrees. A camouflage tarp hangs from the shooting rail with an opening at the ladder that I secure with a snap connecter. It's hard to beat comfort and convenience.
by grouse
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Scent free laundry detergent
Replies: 25
Views: 4782

Re: Scent free laundry detergent

I just use plain water for my camo clothing. The agitation gets all of the normal dirt out and I don't really care if blood stains remain. If you're worried about the clothing retaining scent (I doubt that it will) you could add a couple of table spoons of baking soda to the wash cycle.
by grouse
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: bad luck/good luck
Replies: 14
Views: 1539

Re: bad luck/good luck

I'm puzzled by your title. I found the good luck part of it, but where is the bad luck?

Congratulations!
by grouse
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: decocking
Replies: 23
Views: 3051

Re: decocking

I did the same thing last year but I was in my garage and had already removed my boots in my haste to get inside to watch a baseball game. I drove a boltcutter between two of my toes cutting both toes and the front of my foot. I healed and have learned a lesson the hard way.

Grouse
by grouse
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Point restrictions
Replies: 30
Views: 3681

Re: Point restrictions

I agree with Vixenmaster and I appreciate the respectful way everyone has expressed their opinion. This has been informative.

Grouse
by grouse
Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Point restrictions
Replies: 30
Views: 3681

Re: Point restrictions

I live in metro St. Louis but I hunt on my farm in Pike county. My biggest problem is that it is really hard to see the brow tines on many 8 pt. bucks, so I have to pass a lot of nice deer up.

Grouse
by grouse
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Point restrictions
Replies: 30
Views: 3681

Point restrictions

I'm curious about people's opinions on prohibiting hunters from shooting bucks with less than 4 points on at least one side. Where I hunt in northern Missouri it is the law for both bow and firearm hunters. I'll state up front that I don't like the law. Early one morning last week a buck passed 30 y...
by grouse
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: slick tricks
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

Re: slick tricks

Although this only my second crossbow deer, I have shot many deer with both a recurve bow and a rifle. I have never had one with a double lung shot run this far before, but 200 yards isn't astounding. She was running full speed immediately after I hit her and she could have traveled that distance in...
by grouse
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: slick tricks
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

slick tricks

Early Saturday morning (six minutes after shooting hours began) I shot a 150 gr. slick trick crossbow trick through a large doe. It was pretty dark but I had a lumenock on my arrow and the hit looked good to me. I retrieved the glowing arrow which had some (but not much) blood on it, then I waited f...
by grouse
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: uncocking safety
Replies: 19
Views: 2255

Re: uncocking safety

Thanks to everyone. I was using one of the 20" firebolts that came with the crossbow and the broadhead was a boltcutter. There was plenty of room for my socked foot (size 11.5 W) to fit into the stirrup and under the broadhead. I'lll heal with no lasting harm and will avoid such an incident in the f...
by grouse
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: uncocking safety
Replies: 19
Views: 2255

uncocking safety

Has anyone else jammed a broadhead into their foot when they uncock their crossbow using the rope cocker? I stupidly took my boots off and remembered that I hadn't unocoked my crossbow then uncocked it without removing the arrow with a boltcutter attached. The result was a nasty cut between my big t...