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by grouse
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Microed a MI Monster!
Replies: 22
Views: 3620

Re: Microed a MI Monster!

Tremendous bird! Some day maybe I'll have the nerve to hunt spring turkeys with my crossbow. It's tough enough with a shotgun! By the way, I love your slogan at the bottom of your post. I'm a meat hunter too and your bird will provide a lot of meat!
by grouse
Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur Micro takes its first turkey...
Replies: 30
Views: 5288

Re: Excalibur Micro takes its first turkey...

I have never brined anything but I am going to have to learn how. I see references to brining, and instructions on how to do it, around Thanksgiving every year. Everything I have read says it makes the best, most juicy turkey. I intend to give it a try. I know that nobody on this forum does this, bu...
by grouse
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Got another this morning
Replies: 8
Views: 1189

Re: Got another this morning

Beautiful bird! I drove up I-75 through Georgia last week and saw a lot of turkeys and several strutting gobblers. Our season in MO doesn't start for three more weeks and seeing your post and those birds makes me even more anxious!
by grouse
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur Micro takes its first turkey...
Replies: 30
Views: 5288

Re: Excalibur Micro takes its first turkey...

Killing a jake is just as good as killing an old gobbler in my humble opinion, especially with a crossbow. I've killed 25-30 turkeys and haven't passed on a jake yet. Once I had two jakes walking around in front of me and an older gobbler gobbling right behind me. I was happy to fill a tag with one ...
by grouse
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: OT: Ex-Alabama Judge Roy Moore Says it All
Replies: 21
Views: 7223

Re: OT: Ex-Alabama Judge Roy Moore Says it All

I can' think of anything that will ruin this forum faster than to invite comments about religion and/or politics. Since the topic is open, I'll offer my two cents. The establishment clause in the first amendment of the U.S constitution was put there because the founding fathers knew that mixing reli...
by grouse
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Black Eagle arrows
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

Re: Black Eagle arrows

Thanks to everyone for helping to change some of my ignorance into knowledge. I didn't know that Danny Miller handled BEAs, but now that I do, I'll call him.
by grouse
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Black Eagle arrows
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

Black Eagle arrows

There have been so many positive references to Black Eagle arrows on this forum that I am ready to give them a try. I went to their website and couldn't figure out what to order. I shoot an Axiom and don't know if I should buy Zombies or Executioners. Also, under the category of "fletched" there are...
by grouse
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: shooting rails
Replies: 11
Views: 1425

Re: shooting rails

I appreciate everyone's feedback and I am certain that everyone's intentions are nothing but good. However, I do about 70% of my hunting from a 15" tripod stand with a 360 degree shooting rail and a 360 degree swivel seat. Rigging and using a harness on that stand seems illogical. When I hunt from o...
by grouse
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: shooting rails
Replies: 11
Views: 1425

shooting rails

Do any of you guys use deer stands with shooting rails? I like them for two reasons. First, they make holding the crosshairs still on my crossbow or rifle scope easy, allowing me to feel very confident on most shots. Second, they add a measure of safety when hunting from an elevated stand. They are ...
by grouse
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer n Seein Them
Replies: 17
Views: 2052

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: 2052

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: 3073

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: 2697

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: 669

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: 2788

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...