Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Archery Forums > Bowhunting
 Honest Question:  Cow hunts. >

Honest Question: Cow hunts.

Bowhunting Talk about the passion that is bowhunting. Share in the stories, pictures, tips, tactics and learn how to be a better bowhunter.
View Poll Results: A poll
Moo Moo Buckeroo - let's go hunting!
30.39%
I would never shoot a farm animal under any circumstances.
11.76%
I'd consider. They ARE going to be slaughtered anyway...
17.65%
This poll is gay.
40.20%
Voters: 102. You may not vote on this poll

Honest Question: Cow hunts.

Old 04-30-2008, 12:28 PM
  #51  
Nontypical Buck
 
8pt~Bowhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: TN
Posts: 2,089
Default RE: Honest Question: Cow hunts.

ORIGINAL: rybohunter

Not a fan of cows. THWACK!
x2
8pt~Bowhunter is offline  
Old 04-30-2008, 12:34 PM
  #52  
Nontypical Buck
 
kshunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Rural Kansas... Where Life is Good
Posts: 4,139
Default RE: Honest Question: Cow hunts.

LOL I have better things to do with my time. I can't say I have any desire to shoot a cow with archery tackle. I would have to pass, but thank them for the offer.
kshunter is offline  
Old 04-30-2008, 12:35 PM
  #53  
Nontypical Buck
 
gplant's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mich
Posts: 1,090
Default RE: Honest Question: Cow hunts.

ORIGINAL: 8pt~Bowhunter

ORIGINAL: rybohunter

Not a fan of cows. THWACK!
x2
So now I can call you CAPTAIN Cow Killer
gplant is offline  
Old 04-30-2008, 12:41 PM
  #54  
Nontypical Buck
 
130woodman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location:
Posts: 2,120
Default RE: Honest Question: Cow hunts.

My wife had this costume when we were dating. I milked her all night.

ORIGINAL: quiksilver

They'd never see you coming in this:

130woodman is offline  
Old 04-30-2008, 12:42 PM
  #55  
Nontypical Buck
 
whitetailbowhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location:
Posts: 3,071
Default RE: Honest Question: Cow hunts.

ORIGINAL: quiksilver

So what method would be the best for a would-be cow bowhunter?

Spot-and-Stalk?
This one for me!
Stands set up in high-traffic areas?
Baiting?
Shoot them from a vehicle?
Cattle Drives?

And I'd guess you'd want to be using a high-KE setup with a cut-on-contact head.

Do you think the other cattle would "wise up" after the first one went down?
Take a good long look at a cow and see if you can answer this one![:-] LOL cows look dumb, i bet the would just stare at you.

Personally, I'd start off with a spot-and-stalk technique, trying to keep the shots under 25 yds. If that didn't work, I'd be willing to explore other avenues.
whitetailbowhunter is offline  
Old 04-30-2008, 12:54 PM
  #56  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location:
Posts: 888
Default RE: Honest Question: Cow hunts.

I think about shooting one everytime I see one... I pick out the vitals and everything.. However I probably wouldnt do it, all my life my family has had cows and I dont think i could actually co whtrough with it. Do I think about it, YES, would I do it, probably not..

Of course if you Double Dog Dared me to then it might be on... hahaha (jk)
killadoe is offline  
Old 04-30-2008, 01:08 PM
  #57  
Giant Nontypical
Thread Starter
 
quiksilver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 5,716
Default RE: Honest Question: Cow hunts.

Hi, I'm Michael Waddell with Gander Mountain and Realtree Outdoors! Today, on Realtree Roadtrips, we're headed to the Matterhorn Ranch, in Fayetteville, Arkansas to hunt Black Angus Cattle. The staff here at Matterhorn Ranch is top-notch, and we're really hoping to get into some great bullhunting action over the next few days!



Fayetteville, Arkansas is home to the Boone & Crockett Club's world record Black AngusBull.



For our first morning's hunt, the staff here at Matterhorn Ranch has us set up over an active feed trough. We're hoping to intercept a mature bull on his way in for a bite to eat. We've got a steady wind out of the Southwest, and we've got our Advantage Max-1 HD blind set up downwind of the main travel corridor. This really is a perfect setup to key in on a great bull!



Matterhorn Ranch is in year 3 of a Quality Cow Management initiative, and it's really paying dividends. Just last year alone, they produced SIX Pope and Young Caliber cows!



After a fewaction-packed days of hunting, we were able to glass several great bulls, but we just couldn't get them into range.

So, we opted to go with the new Primos "***** Steer" decoy system. The ***** Steer is the best cow decoy on the market today, with unparalleled realism and rugged quality.



It wasn't long before the ***** Steer drew in a great bull, and my arrow struck true. We had a great bull down, and we couldn't be happier.



All in all, it was a tough hunt, but the staff here at the Matterhorn Ranch really rolled out the red carpet for us. We're definitely hoping to come back in Heifer Season later this summer!

I'm Michael Waddell, and from myself and the rest of the crew here at Realtree Roadtrips, good luck and god bless!
quiksilver is offline  
Old 04-30-2008, 01:12 PM
  #58  
Giant Nontypical
 
rybohunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 7,208
Default RE: Honest Question: Cow hunts.

And I thought I was bored at work?
rybohunter is offline  
Old 04-30-2008, 01:19 PM
  #59  
Nontypical Buck
 
gplant's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mich
Posts: 1,090
Default RE: Honest Question: Cow hunts.

LMAO!!!!!!!! Quik,You got tears on that oneThis got the whole office laughing!!! GOOD ONE!!!
gplant is offline  
Old 04-30-2008, 01:23 PM
  #60  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: central Wisconsin
Posts: 183
Default RE: Honest Question: Cow hunts.

In my opinion this isnt too far from what a lot of people consider "hunting"....just watch some hunting on tv...
passthrough24 is offline  

Quick Reply: Honest Question: Cow hunts.


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.