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R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by vixenmaster » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:44 pm

:lol: Subject Title is the ? Where do you fall inline ? Can you get close enuff to drop rocks on a deers head ? I can & have :lol: Have you ever touched a wild deer ? I have!
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Re: R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by agingcrossbower » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:01 pm

Oh YES, I'd like to touch one if you know what I mean. :shock: :shock: :shock: :)

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Re: R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by georgiaboy » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:02 pm

I don't know if i would call myself a "good hunter"...that's for other's to decide. I've alway's been a gun hunter who shot a x-bow till gun season came in, but after the 2009 season i vowed i would only hunt with a bow so i could feel the thrill of the hunt again. I hunted with my excal only last year 2 deer, 2 hogs. I haven't used a gun this year, bow only 3 deer. I'm hunting on public land so i can hold my own i guess.
As far as fast bows go to each his own...shoot what you want...if it makes you happy i'm all for it!! :wink:
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Re: R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by masboy » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:12 pm

I could have droped a cinder block on many deer from my stands but all were does and small bucks have never been that close too a big buck. so far this year I,ve shot at 6 bucks under 40yds and passed up 5 not counting the ones I seen out of range. last year I shot at 3 and passed up 10 under 40yds.I can find them but killing them this year is frustrating for me.so on big bucks I need a fast bow(piss poor hunter here!!!!)

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Re: R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by wabi » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:13 pm

I've made some long shots. 8)

Shot one that was way out about 21 yards away last year. :shock:

Many of them have been 10 yards & under, though. :lol: :lol:
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Re: R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by VixChix » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:14 pm

Don't ask.... :roll:
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Re: R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by OkXbowHunter » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:52 pm

Can't I be a good hunter who wants a fast bow? :cry: Why must you make me choose? :roll: :twisted:

The closest wild deer I've ever had was about 3 feet from one of my brush blinds. I keep thinking one will get close enough to touch, but not yet. I'm usually in the trees this time of year anyways. I once read where Fred Bear sneaked/crawled up on a deer in its bed and touched it. I always thought that would be the ultimate stalk!
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Re: R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by MarkMarine » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:31 pm

I use to take pride in my ability to stalk, but now I am just happy to be able to walk LOL I use an Exomag because (1) I liked the "Mag" in the name; (2) read an article of a hunter shooting a moose with one in the old HBH so I had to have it and (3) I can still cock it by hand - even with my bum hand.

That being said, and as I wrote before, the old Vixen or Exocet 165 are sweet shooting bows. If I had my druthers, I'd druther have a Black Vixen in my hands in the deep woods than about all others. I just like the solid color and the wingspan is a little less B-52 :D

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Re: R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by IAMCANADIAN » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:33 pm

I must be a horrible hunter as I have two fast bows.....is that how it works in your world? Only bad hunters use fast bows?

Wow.....

In my case I use fast bows to throw rediculously heavy arrows slow....so am I a good hunter for using slow arrows or a bad hunter for using a 'nox to throw 'em?

Please let me know....I won't be able to sleep untill I know if I'm a good or bad hunter.
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Re: R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by Trx480Ryan » Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:15 am

I've only been hunting once for deer so far, and shot mine from a ground blind at about 25-30 yards with a shotgun slug... That being said the closest one i've been too is the day before when my buddy and i gutted the first 2 we got, we were standing there and a little one walked up with in 10 15 yards watching us stand there!! had time to take reach down and even get a shot at this one, but id call it lucky!!! I bought a fast bow tho, LOL

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Re: R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by JRS » Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:27 am

"R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow"

Yes :lol:

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Re: R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by rt2bowhunter » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:26 am

The fastest latest greatest bow. Is not going to help you one speck.When it comes to gettin close to a deer.
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Re: R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by Doe Master » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:50 am

My answer would be " Why bring a knife to a gun fight " . :)
Use whatever is legal and turns your crank . I use my old Wolverine as well as my little faster bow . :lol:
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Re: R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by Leonidas » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:33 am

I can't see more than 30 yards in most of my hunting spots. Most of my shots, with any weapon, are under 20 yards. Most are under 10 yards. I have returned to more ground hunting the last few years, and this is the ultimate challenge. Get up close and personal at eye level with some of the hardest hunted, public land whitetails in the country.

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Re: R U a Good Hunter or need a Fast Bow

Post by agingcrossbower » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:57 am

I just hunted and it was a guided hunt. Sat in stands that were positioned for a right hander in which I am a lefty. Its bring your own cushion or sit on steel from dark to dark. Climbed hills that damn near killed me and left me dripping with sweat. Have seen three deer total, one was a very large buck fawn and the rest does. All were out there at 30 to 40 yards. Been accused of going on a canned hunt I and saw and shot at jack crap. Did'nt matter what I shot because I took home a full quiver. Now we got vixenmaster with a big head letting people know how good he is and how bad we are. Life is good, enjoy your hunt.

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