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by nyexhunter
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Patience Pays !!
Replies: 28
Views: 8256

Re: Patience Pays !!

Congrats on success. That deer is something that you will really treasure because of the effort you put in.
by nyexhunter
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Finally scored one
Replies: 15
Views: 4785

Re: Finally scored one

First, congratulations on the deer. Deer are deer whether they're in the deep woods or the city, etc. Glad you got her. To a hunter that is true; however, some of my non hunting Dr. Doolittle neighbors would beg to differ, as they consider these to be their pets. These are "their deer". Some of the ...
by nyexhunter
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Un-string a Recurve for Off Season
Replies: 11
Views: 3334

Re: Un-string a Recurve for Off Season

Always take mine off. Took the string off Monday afternoon after I returned from hunting camp. Will put it back on next September before the season starts up again.

I don't have air brakes or anything else that might complicate the process. So easy to do, so I do it.
by nyexhunter
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: what illuminated scope to upgrade to?
Replies: 17
Views: 4841

Re: what illuminated scope to upgrade to?

I have the Hawke XB30 that I got from Wyvern 3 years ago at a great price. I love this scope. Even if I don't illuminate the crosshairs red or green when I shoot at a deer, the crosshairs are easy to see and center on the target. So far I have shot 4 deer in 3 years. Only once have I remembered to t...
by nyexhunter
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2 in NY with Matrix
Replies: 30
Views: 6826

Re: 2 in NY with Matrix

hunter with MS The thought that limiting the poundage to limit the flight distance may be the reason. The other possibility is that the lobbyists for the compound bow companies such as Matthews,Ten Point, Barnett, etc. paid off the politicians in NY that wrote up the crossbow regulations, so as to l...
by nyexhunter
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: FOC Broadheads
Replies: 12
Views: 3339

Re: FOC Broadheads

Great information. All of which reinforces that shot placement is the key. Part of getting good shot placement is making sure your broad head flies true. I use slick tricks because you can use them multiple times on deer, or carbon express quad pro which cost only $15 for a 3 pack. There is no need ...
by nyexhunter
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Big Missouri 9 pt. with rifle
Replies: 16
Views: 3898

Re: Big Missouri 9 pt. with rifle

Thanks again bellerivercrossbowhunter for helping out with the pictures.

That's a beautiful deer. I had to do a double take as it looked as if the deer was floating by itself next to a red flag as if in a magic show, but then I made out the tractor shovel.
by nyexhunter
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Back on Board with a few new kills
Replies: 20
Views: 5337

Re: Back on Board with a few new kills

Nice to see your success. Congrats
by nyexhunter
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2 in NY with Matrix
Replies: 30
Views: 6826

Re: 2 in NY with Matrix

No problem. Really a shame in NY for hunters and especially Excalibur's business. No way that anyone in this state can use a Micro to hunt with. The regs should be based on FPS, not draw weight if the intent of those making these rules is to limit the power that hunters have available with Xbows. In...
by nyexhunter
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ladder stands
Replies: 30
Views: 7899

Re: Ladder stands

To each his own. I actually prefer the metal seat. The sling seats shift too much and are difficult to get comfortable in.
Of course you put at least two, thick closed cell foam hunting seat cushions down on top of the solid seat and it's all good.
by nyexhunter
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ladder stands
Replies: 30
Views: 7899

Re: Ladder stands

They have a nice selection at Dicks Sporting Goods or Field and Stream. They deeply discount them from time to time. Since age has made me less monkey like in my climbing ability, I only use ladder stands now - I sold 6 hanging stands last year via Craigslist. You will want the following - A good de...
by nyexhunter
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2 in NY with Matrix
Replies: 30
Views: 6826

Re: 2 in NY with Matrix

Yes, that would be the 310 Too bad about the draw weight thing, there are many 380s and 405s that I see hanging up, collecting dust with the string deeply embedded in the bumpers,every time I go into Dicks Sporting Goods or Field and Stream. I doubt that anyone will buy these until the regs change. ...
by nyexhunter
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2 in NY with Matrix
Replies: 30
Views: 6826

Re: 2 in NY with Matrix

Hunter with MS - Thanks for your concern. I may be a rabble rouser/mischief maker but I am not a law breaker. I knew that I might eventually get the reaction that I did in fact get. I will email you a picture of my crossbow and you can read the label on the side providing the model # which will indi...
by nyexhunter
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: got it done
Replies: 31
Views: 6616

Re: got it done

Nice story and beautiful pictures. Amazing how the decoy and grunt call brought a great deer into range and you did your part. Congrats
by nyexhunter
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 380 Blackout scores first buck
Replies: 13
Views: 3085

Re: 380 Blackout scores first buck

Great story. Although it was a 5 point, I'm sure this was a giant and a trophy for your friend. We should all be so happy and proud of any deer we are lucky enough to get.

Thanks for the story and helping us appreciate what a gift being able to hunt is. We should never take it for granted.