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What you DON'T need to be successful

Old 10-24-2005, 04:25 PM
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I get so tired of seeingnew bow hunters getting hung up on things, gadgets, theories, tales, etc that are absolutely NOT necessary and they waste their time, energy, and brain matter that could be better directed at the important things that ARE necessary to be successful.

Here is my list:

scent lock
cover scents
mock scrapes
carbon arrows
decoys
"the can"
$500+ bows with all of their goofy bells and whistles
trail cams
mechanical broadheads
calls that are anything besides a basic doe bleat or buck grunt
rangefinders
game finders
GPS
bait


Anyone think of any others?





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Old 10-24-2005, 04:34 PM
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Well since I use a couple of the things you say are a waste I'll plead the fifth.
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:38 PM
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Well since I use a couple of the things you say are a waste I'll plead the fifth.
I guess I shouldn't say a waste but they seem to be the topics of posts that so many new hunters focus on when they should focus on the basics and fundamentals that will get them close to deer. Scouting, studying, stand placement, deer behavior, and game retrieval.
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:39 PM
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isnt the can a basic doe bleat?
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:48 PM
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I agree, a new bowhunter should get the basics down before all the "latest and greatest" as they can mess you up some

BUT, one of the reasons I enjoy bowhunting is all of the neat new gadgets that come out each year that are fun to try. I usually buy a couple each year just for curiosity. Most are gimicks, but a few end up being great, from your list, the can, carbon arrows, trail cams, andrange finders are great.
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:58 PM
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[align=left] scent lock-I disagree and it is spelled Scent-Lok

cover scents - I agree, I like to have zero order.

mock scrapes -I shot a 130 class 8 point over a Mock Scrape

carbon arrows -A big disgreement, they are now just as heavy/straight as aluinum now and stiffer.

decoys-Never Tried them

"the can" -I have called deer in with it, but no big boys.

$500+ bows with all of their goofy bells and whistles -Well shoot one then make this statement. There is a world of difference between low-end/Mid-end and high-end bows.

trail cams -Great scounting tool I only use my after the season to see who made it.

mechanical broadheads-I agree, but I know people who love'em

calls that are anything besides a basic doe bleat or buck grunt-Agree and I try to use calling as a last resort, like the can which is a doe bleat.

rangefinders-Who needs to know how far they shoot?

game finders-100% agree

GPS-I disagree I love mind!

bait-not a fan, but to each his own

There is my 2 cents, just what I do.
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:00 PM
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I see what your are saying wolfen. You can have all the extra gadgets and toys but if you dont do things right you will not kill deer consistantly. Time in the woods hunting deer is the best teacher.
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:04 PM
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I see what your are saying wolfen. You can have all the extra gadgets and toys but if you dont do things right you will not kill deer consistantly. Time in the woods hunting deer is the best teacher.
I should have added this, very sold point. While Gadets make hunting fun. This is number 1. Why I sit here with 2 in the freezer, because I put my time in and did the basics.
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:31 PM
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Well for most newhunters like my self please do not push them away from gps, it could really save a human life. i found it very easy to get lost the other day and thank god i kept come and used my brain went out and brought a gps today. anything that can save or help some one is not a stupid or senceless thing to have.
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:40 PM
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Someone has to say it...

A piece of laminated wood they call a stick bow, recurve or long bow that cost twice as much as those fancy $500 bowswith all the bells and whistles.[8D][8D][8D][8D]

ALSO.... someone telling me what I don't need.[8D][8D][8D][8D]

I'm guilty of having a $500 Plus bow and a range finder.
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