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Old 12-02-2008, 04:48 PM
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"Purist" isn't a dirty word.

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Old 12-02-2008, 04:57 PM
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:01 PM
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Hahahahaha!
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:02 PM
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What? only once a year?[8D]
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:03 PM
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GMMAT, you stumped me...how come trad hunters can't hunt as high as compound hunters? Not looking for debate, just honestly don't know.
The more severe the angle the harder It Is to pull a traditional bow back. If I'm 18' up in a tree I'd much rather have that deer at 15 yards then have him at 10 yards.

What brought this one on Greg? I'm kind of confused on this and not sure what to think of It.
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:05 PM
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Hunting is a personal sport. We all have our own reasons why we do it. Each of us makes the decision what type of hunt we want. That includes areas, type of terrain, type of weapon, size and or # of deer, etc. Being able to adjust your hunt to what suits you is what makes hunting fun. My season goes thru many changes including type of weapon and hunting style. I enjoy each and enjoy each for totally different reasons.
I'm proud of every deer I take with any weapon I use. I don't consider one deer to be more of a trophy just because of the weapon I choose. I wish everyone felt this way. I pity those that don't. When we look down our noses at others because of the weapon they use the whole sport of deer hunting suffers.
I believe the above to be very nobly spoken. I don't look down my nose at any accomplishment as long as the deer's head wasn't blown off intentionally. I don't think magic was saying anyone here was looking down their nose either. I think there's an implied meaning that it does happen.
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:09 PM
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Hunting is a personal sport. We all have our own reasons why we do it. Each of us makes the decision what type of hunt we want. That includes areas, type of terrain, type of weapon, size and or # of deer, etc. Being able to adjust your hunt to what suits you is what makes hunting fun. My season goes thru many changes including type of weapon and hunting style. I enjoy each and enjoy each for totally different reasons.
I'm proud of every deer I take with any weapon I use. I don't consider one deer to be more of a trophy just because of the weapon I choose. I wish everyone felt this way. I pity those that don't. When we look down our noses at others because of the weapon they use the whole sport of deer hunting suffers.
My thoughts exactly .... great post

as far as a BH regular posting their gun kill on the BH forum ...it should NOT be a problem with anyone.....it's not disrespectful ....it's ALL hunting ...
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:10 PM
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There was a time when I was in my late teens, early 20's when I really slacked off bow hunting. I thought fast cars and girls were more important. [:-]As I entered my late 20's, I got back into bow hunting. I never stopped gun hunting. Any way, I started keeping a log of my hunting back in 1986. It was around there that I made the prediction that I'd get the biggest buck of my life while bow hunting. So far it is true. But I still gun hunt because I like it. It gives me more "in woods" time where I can still learn about these animals. I prefer bow hunting over gun hunting for many reasons...... milder temps, longer seasons etc. The main reason is that, to me, I think it is so cool to hunt deer when they are in their relaxed state, if you can call rutting....relaxed. Rather than hunting escape trails while they are fleeing for their lives. I think that is cool too. I just like bow hunting better but I still like gun hunting. I am not a purist and there is nothing wrong with being one as long as you don't condem me or my methods of hunting.
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:11 PM
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I know I can be proficient with a recurve out to 20 yards without too much trouble.
Seeing as though you have hunted and been successful with one, I am not doubting that statement in regards to yourself, but I think it is an overstatement if applied to the general compound bowhunting population, at least certainly when applied to myself.

I do not feel comfortable with my proficiency with a recurve at 20 yards. Granted, if that is all I had to shoot and practiced real hard, no doubt I would gain in accuracy/consistency than where I am today, but even then I don't think I would ever get as comfortable shooting a recurve at 20 yards as compared to my comfort level witha compound at 40 yards.

My hunting country is open and is not as conducive to bowhunting as some areas of the country. There aren't a whole lot of us. The 4 doe I have taken this year were at 16 yards, 23 yards, 34 yards, and 38 yards. I was comfortable with every shot.

And I am speaking in candor withno self deprecationor humbleness intended when I say maybe those yardages speak for themselves and are an indication of my ineptness as a bowhunter in that I can't get them closer, and only use our "open terrain" as an excuse.

All Iknow is that I have been asuccsesful and consistent compound bowhunter for a good number of years now that would likely flounder and would have had little to show on the meat pole if all I could use was Trad gear.
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:14 PM
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What brought this one on Greg? I'm kind of confused on this and not sure what to think of It.
I was just thinking that it's the hunting that makes the hunt, not the weapon.
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