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Old 02-25-2010, 04:51 PM
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The old lady got me a hunt for my wedding present not sure what to take love to shoot one with the old hoyt...... But maybe a second shot with the '06 might be better? I might just take both i dont know yet. Still im excited
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:04 PM
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I only bow hunt so for me it's easy to say a bow, but you might want to take both and see what is the best options. If you hunt over a feeder and see that you can get a bow shot, I'd take the bow.

Just make sure not to cut yourself short and get that first one under your belt.

I have have been using a bow since 1966 and just can't bring myself to gun hunt, for any reason.
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:53 AM
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Being mainly a bowhunter, I would say bow. My 16 year old daughter scored her first bow kill on a boar hunt a few weeks ago, and she was thrilled! Something about being upclose and personal that makes it so much more fun.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:45 AM
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My first and so far only, sow was with rifle. I haven't gone hunting in about going on 7 years due to my father dying, and I wasn't ready until 5 years later since he and I usually went out hunting together, given few times i've gone on my own. Last year, I wasn't able to afford it. This year, well, at the moment I am looking for work but I do hope I can get back into hunting this year or the next year. But, I plan on eventually getting a hog with the bow
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:09 PM
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I bowhunt for deer, but got both my hogs with the gun. I would like to get one with my bow, but I want to up my weight a little bit.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:57 AM
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Been hunting over 50 years and never Bow hunted!

Been thinking of a cross bow lately!
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:46 PM
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bow. so much fun. i have never used a gun on a hog but it would probably great also. if you chose the bow just learn about shot placement they are tough to kill
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:10 PM
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I suppose that's really a personal question. If I had to depend upon my (nonexistent) skills with a bow to survive, I'd had starved years ago. Part of the fun of hunting is actually getting something, so I carry a rifle. It improves my odds about ten thousand percent. Where I hunt the territory isn't exactly overrun with hogs, I've managed to shoot four in each of the past two years, despite making over twenty hunting trips each year. If I were using a bow, and if I were 'reasonably' good with it, I'd have gotten maybe two at best. Heck, if I couldn't use a rifle I'd have to find something else to do.

But in the end it's, what do YOU want to do?
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by The Rev View Post
I only bow hunt so for me it's easy to say a bow, but you might want to take both and see what is the best options. If you hunt over a feeder and see that you can get a bow shot, I'd take the bow.

Just make sure not to cut yourself short and get that first one under your belt.

I have have been using a bow since 1966 and just can't bring myself to gun hunt, for any reason.
Because Bowhunting is more challenging and more rewarding and that's why I don't gun hunt much anymore unless if I get hold of a mates .22 for a little while

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Old 03-19-2010, 04:44 PM
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I have decided on my bow and ijust got 3 new razor sharp muzzy 100 gr phantoms... Im ready i just need to pick a day now.
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