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by grouse
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Boltcutter Broadheads
Replies: 18
Views: 2714

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: 957

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: 1001

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: 1245

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: 2988

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: 2163

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: 2629

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: 12546

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: 1391

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: 2056

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: 1622

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: 5105

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: 1767

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: 3397

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: 4073

Re: Point restrictions

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

Grouse