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by grouse
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2 MORE DAYS!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: 2 MORE DAYS!!!!!!

I'm wrapping up a few things this morning then I'm going to pack and head up to the farm to be ready for Missouri's archery opener tomorrow morning. I need to mow when I get there, shoot my crossbow a few more times and check to see how much water has been added by recent rains to our new pond. By t...
by grouse
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Sharpening Devices
Replies: 36
Views: 7544

Re: Sharpening Devices

To me, knives are something that don't need to have a disposable component. I have the same Case XX knife I bought 45 years ago and it is razor sharp. I use a water stone that has one medium grit side and one fine grit side. You just soak the stone in water for a few minutes and sharpen your knife. ...
by grouse
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Bolt cutter broad head question
Replies: 9
Views: 2194

Re: Bolt cutter broad head question

I used boltcutters one year only, the first year I hunted with a crossbow. I shot at, and killed one deer with them and that deer dropped within sight. The next year I switched to slick tricks because it seemed like 4 blades might cut a little more tissue and (hopefully) blood vessels than 3 blades....
by grouse
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting stories on this forum
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Hunting stories on this forum

By far, the thing I like the best about this site is the hunting stories that members share from all over the continent. I seldom visit the forum during the off season, but I start to come back as opening day approaches. I have subscribed to just about every sporting magazine there is over the years...
by grouse
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Season Opens in Sept.
Replies: 22
Views: 2908

Re: Season Opens in Sept.

This post reminds me that I need to print my tags. Our Missouri bow season starts Sept. 15. As a landowner here I am ridiculously spoiled. At no charge I get two archery antlerless tags, two archery any deer tags (only one buck before the firearms season), two firearms antlerless tags and one any de...
by grouse
Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT: Open Carry
Replies: 39
Views: 5930

Re: OT: Open Carry

"here in Missouri, were saying there would be gunfights in the street, gun violence would go up, and there would be blood running down the streets. NONE of that happened. Where did I come up with my FACTS ? I didn't state any " I remember that vote, and, as you stated, the arguments against conceale...
by grouse
Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT: Open Carry
Replies: 39
Views: 5930

Re: OT: Open Carry

I too am a lifelong gun owner and own a bunch of guns including a handgun. Open carry must be legal here in Missouri because I have seen people do it (just last week at Walmart). I cringe at the thought, it seems to make a bad statement about all of us who own guns. I don't have a concealed carry pe...
by grouse
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Is It Ever Going To Get COLD ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5619

Re: Is It Ever Going To Get COLD ?

It was so warm here yesterday that I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking! The normal HIGH temperature where my farm is located in northern Missouri for yesterday is 37F. The actual LOW temperature there yesterday was 57F.

It's finally cooling off and I hope to hunt later this week.
by grouse
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Missouri will allow crossbows for all in 2016 archery season
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Missouri will allow crossbows for all in 2016 archery season

I haven't checked this forum much in the last week so I apologize if this has already been mentioned. Missouri will join the ranks of those states that don't distinguish between crossbows and vertical bows starting in the 2016 season. Any of you non-handicapped crossbow hunters who ever wanted to ta...
by grouse
Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Texas Buck
Replies: 19
Views: 2926

Re: Texas Buck

Took this old guy yesterday evening. He got about 10 yards and was closing when I shot. Up close and personal. I hit him a bit high because I didn't think about how close he was. Lesson learned. http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc461/jp5518/IMG_3144.jpg Obviously not a very costly lesson. Nice j...
by grouse
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rabbit Hunting
Replies: 8
Views: 1800

Re: Rabbit Hunting

When I was a poor college student years ago I practically lived of rabbits that I killed with a recurve longbow. I hunted around factories and warehouses in a suburban area and learned to spot them sitting, though I shot quite few while running. My best day was seven rabbits (one over the limit but ...
by grouse
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Matrix Takes 8 PTR
Replies: 35
Views: 4746

Re: Matrix 355 Takes a NYS Buck!

That is a dandy! Congratulations!
by grouse
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: New Limbs on Micro
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

Re: New Limbs on Micro

BE VERY CAREFUL! There are people on this forum who go ballistic if you dare to suggest there seems to be a problem with the limbs on Micros. I was attacked by a couple of them earlier this week. I managed to survive.
by grouse
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O\T Lest we forget
Replies: 16
Views: 2193

Re: O\T Lest we forget

I served 6 years in the Army Reserves which meant that I spent six months in active duty training and six years of weekends and two week summer tours. We were never called up so my service didn't amount to much. My father was a real soldier. He came ashore at Normandy shortly after D day and served ...
by grouse
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Thoughts on a new crossbow
Replies: 25
Views: 3989

Re: Thoughts on a new crossbow

Tom, I'm sorry that I have awakened such hostility in you and Retrieverman, I must be communicating in a way that I don't intend to. For me, it is difficult to separate fact from fiction on the internet. I haven't seen the report on the failure rates of Excal's various crossbow models that you refer...