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by Waif
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: what happened
Replies: 16
Views: 3079

Re: what happened

A known solid vitals hit,I.ll sneak to my arrow if deer left site, check it for confirmation and slowly,(I am slow anyway) pick up trail even though I marked mentally and with a landmark last sighting spot of deer.Plenty of time will elapse before a hundred yards is covered. A questionable hit shoul...
by Waif
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: what happened
Replies: 16
Views: 3079

Re: what happened

Guessing game now. When shock from trauma occurs in a deer, blood to extremities is reduced and used for maintaining internal organs.It takes little time for its effect but as we know a deer can cover alot of ground quickly, leaving what looks to be a fatal hit questionable. Critical organs survive ...
by Waif
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer Only Seem to be Moving at Night
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Re: Deer Only Seem to be Moving at Night

Response to human pressure is to move when people are not around,midday or after dark. One year two bucks at different times approached me after dark when leaving the woods. Our last day of regular firearm today,took a turn around swamp,last deer activity seems to have been days ago during snow fall...
by Waif
Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Scent free laundry detergent
Replies: 25
Views: 6224

Re: Scent free laundry detergent

So if I interpret charts right,deer are seeing enhanced colors at a range we struggle with and increase by use of u.v. brighteners in an attempt to see. Good case against hunting cloths washed with brighteners, beyond yet proving some non u.v. wash manufacturers claims.Still like my baking soda but ...
by Waif
Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Camo fail
Replies: 8
Views: 1810

Re: Camo fail

Outstanding!
Ouch.l.o.l.
by Waif
Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Scent free laundry detergent
Replies: 25
Views: 6224

Re: Scent free laundry detergent

U.v. and deer vision.Interesting. Our vision peters out just past violet. I don,t know what those/that next color(s) looks like, I guess so we should use it in military applications,that and a morel mushroom pattern! Green supposed to be near invisible to deer as past violet is to us but there all w...
by Waif
Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 400 yd recovery!
Replies: 19
Views: 4419

Re: 400 yd recovery!

Success!Nice doe.
Till brain is out of oxygen they can wiggle,sometimes quite a distance in only seconds.Have tracked bullet one lung with similar results,specs here and there till close to deer ,but dry leaves turned here and there.
Congrats!.
by Waif
Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Scent free laundry detergent
Replies: 25
Views: 6224

Re: Scent free laundry detergent

U.V. brightners not good for hunting.One old study ,accuracy must be considered, showed a glow to fabric in a deers view.Probably by company that sold/sells u.v. free products.Denim a screaming neon to game though l.o.l.. I smell like dogs.So far except lack of deer to see this year its been fine. L...
by Waif
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: deer smoke screen--did as i hoped,pic added
Replies: 41
Views: 8514

Re: deer smoke screen--did as i hoped

Nice buck! congrats!
by Waif
Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: A nice surprise
Replies: 11
Views: 1845

Re: A nice surprise

Nice!
Imagine the potential for layaway working with him,l.o.l..
Been some deer shot with them old work horses.
by Waif
Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: The perfect arrow
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: The perfect arrow

Spine factoring?
Resistance of broadhead with longer bolt has bolt doing the hula? 4 inches off length should change what was result at longer length, (for good or bad),would greater diameter or instead, wall thickness, have same effect as heavier field tip with longer shaft?
by Waif
Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I zig, he zags
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: I zig, he zags

Chess,cat and mouse,what ever its called. I lose more than I win but once in a while,thump!This weather might be all it takes. Record of days trying and then getting lucky for a buck was about 20 after finding him.Many won. Thats part of the deal.
Get im!.
by Waif
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Replies: 22
Views: 6290

Re: Happy Thanksgiving to All!

A happy thanksgiving to all!
by Waif
Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: traveling with xbow
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Re: traveling with xbow

Excalibur recommends using a hard side double gun case. In the instructional videos in the support section of this forum is a video about traveling,showing how easy it is to disassemble and store two pieces. Emphasis on the two don,t touch to avoid contact damage. The great part is ,though target te...
by Waif
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Son's first deer
Replies: 21
Views: 3769

Re: Son's first deer

Congrats to the young hunter on such a special first and great shot placement!
Welcome Dad,thanks for sharing you twos success.