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04-14-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,525
Posted By rogerstv

I take this subject as nothing but parental...

I take this subject as nothing but parental bragging rights "my XX year old" shot their first turkey. I don't see any real value in worrying about the child's age.
Forum: Technical
03-03-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By rogerstv

The weight of your arrow point will affect spine....

The weight of your arrow point will affect spine. As the point weight increases the arrow spine lowers. It takes more bow energy to get a heavier tipped arrow moving than a lighter tipped arrow.
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Forum: Technical
03-03-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By rogerstv

Spine too low allows the arrow to flex more than...

Spine too low allows the arrow to flex more than necessary. I always use the highest spined arrow shaft recommended for my set up. I never go lower.

Sorry... not a direct answer to your question....
Forum: Bowhunting
03-03-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By rogerstv

Field points. Much easier on you and the target....

Field points. Much easier on you and the target. In a perfectly tuned setup, the broadheads will impact the same spot as field points. I've rarely experienced that situation. I don't use mechanic...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-03-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By rogerstv

I use a snap such as for a dog leash or a...

I use a snap such as for a dog leash or a carabiner. I normally clip it on the bottom bow cam. Never clip to your string for fear of damaging the nock set or peep sight. I clip it on the bottom cam...
01-11-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,073
Posted By rogerstv

Add me to the grind team. Not a chance I am using...

Add me to the grind team. Not a chance I am using the front shoulder for anything but ground meat. I prefer the rear quarters for roasts (boneless)..
12-21-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,183
Posted By rogerstv

Yep, what a bunch of BS. Turkey hunting is the...

Yep, what a bunch of BS. Turkey hunting is the epitome of social distancing.

I had a late season permit, They reopened parks to visitors during season. I was hoping to get to go, but no such luck....
12-02-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,856
Posted By rogerstv

The gamey taste is in the blood. The more blood...

The gamey taste is in the blood. The more blood you remove, the less gamey the meat tastes. Meat flavor depends a lot on the animals diet. Acorn fed will taste different than grain fed. Sage fed...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,331
Posted By rogerstv

As soon as the woods are bright enough to see, I...

As soon as the woods are bright enough to see, I keep watch in all directions. No sudden movements. I would miss deer slipping through if I didn't keep watching 360 degrees. I rarely hear them first...
10-01-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,558
Posted By rogerstv

If the area has coyotes and you are not seeing...

If the area has coyotes and you are not seeing any while hunting, you are doing something wrong. I suspect it ties to the UTV. While sitting in a tree during the IL archery deer season, I was...
09-30-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
Posted By rogerstv

Shot early season while still in velvet

Shot early season while still in velvet
09-24-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,524
Posted By rogerstv

6.5 Creedmoor wonderful choice. I am a Savage...

6.5 Creedmoor wonderful choice. I am a Savage fan. Tikka is a good choice too. Thompson Center has an entry level line. Check to see if any of them offers accuracy guarantee.

I avoid firearm and...
09-22-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By rogerstv

I've never seen anyone move around and talk...

I've never seen anyone move around and talk during a duck hunt as in this video. As far as "water swatting", we only do that on cripples in an effort to finish them before getting out of sight. It is...
09-14-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By rogerstv

This has got to be a personal preference as...

This has got to be a personal preference as everyone has a different tolerance of cold weather. I suspect my answer would be different if you were asking about and I had knowledge regarding remote...
09-04-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,575
Posted By rogerstv

P & Y minimum for Whitetail Typical is...

P & Y minimum for Whitetail Typical is 125".
Forum: Guns
09-02-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 23,119
Posted By rogerstv

See my 2012 post two above yours.

See my 2012 post two above yours.
Forum: Trail Cameras
09-02-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,751
Posted By rogerstv

Yeah, me too. Thank you.

Yeah, me too. Thank you.
09-01-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,575
Posted By rogerstv

110" at best. Not a P & Y rack.

110" at best. Not a P & Y rack.
Forum: Trail Cameras
09-01-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,751
Posted By rogerstv

Couple more pictures. He sure posed for the...

Couple more pictures. He sure posed for the camera. Times like these warrant a higher quality camera.
Forum: Trail Cameras
09-01-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,751
Posted By rogerstv

Trail Cam Pics of 10 pt.

I count 10 with a possible sticker. Still in velvet. Very nice buck.
08-25-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By rogerstv

I've heard Muck boots are very comfortable. ...

I've heard Muck boots are very comfortable.

My feet are not finicky. I get by with most anything. Waterproof is my #1 priority. When cold, I add a warmth factor.

Once I de-scent my hunting...
08-24-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,355
Posted By rogerstv

I replaced the straps on one of my summits. Found...

I replaced the straps on one of my summits. Found a set at a military surplus. I don't remember what I purchased to rob the straps.
08-24-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,867
Posted By rogerstv

I will never pluck another goose or turkey in my...

I will never pluck another goose or turkey in my life. Done one of each. It is too much work for me. I breast my waterfowl and turkey for that matter.

Waterfowl breasts are soaked in salt water to...
Forum: Hunting Gear
08-15-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By rogerstv

More pictures attached

More pictures attached
Forum: Hunting Gear
08-15-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By rogerstv

Muzzleloader Bullets 50 Cal

FOR SALE......50 Caliber Muzzleloader Bullets

Prefer to sell as a lot.


6 Harvester Saber Tooth 270 grain
12 Federal Premium Trophy Copper 270 grain
20 - Hornady SST sabot 250 grain
...
07-10-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,202
Posted By rogerstv

Speaking of high fence. I knew of an elk farm in...

Speaking of high fence. I knew of an elk farm in Pike County, IL. I believe they cater to hunters.

I bought some elk meat from them when I was attempting to replicate my wild whitetail jerky using...
07-09-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,202
Posted By rogerstv

I believe the closest is eastern Kentucky....

I believe the closest is eastern Kentucky. Colorado next closest. I have no experience in elk hunting. But, I am under the impression that it is not simple for a midwesterner to self guide themselves...
06-19-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By rogerstv

My vote is "yes". Not that others don't, but...

My vote is "yes". Not that others don't, but seems to me western states take their big game regulations very seriously. I wouldn't want to be out there and find out the hard way.
06-15-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,644
Posted By rogerstv

Which sometimes brings them closer

Which sometimes brings them closer
06-02-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,233
Posted By rogerstv

The farmer should be able to answer most if not...

The farmer should be able to answer most if not all your questions. You are still in time for planting beans in IL. I would plan for late October maturity as deer will eat beans at all stages of...
Forum: Miscellaneous
05-26-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,528
Posted By rogerstv

I work in Springfield. Would be interested in...

I work in Springfield. Would be interested in meeting to see if we have the same interests.
05-07-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By rogerstv

Contact your local farm service agency. Deer are...

Contact your local farm service agency. Deer are easy to accommodate at least in IL. When I requested a similar service, I pursued an upland game review/plan as habitat destruction and predators have...
05-06-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By rogerstv

Not an Axis. Savage Model 12. Did not think I...

Not an Axis. Savage Model 12. Did not think I would like the Accutrigger by design. But, I do. And, it shoots very accurately.
Forum: Test Posts
04-28-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,415
Posted By rogerstv

1000th Post

Had to break the barrier !!!
04-23-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By rogerstv

Elftmann AR 15 Trigger

Purchased their 3-gun trigger at a gun show because the stock trigger in my Colt LE6920 is terrible.Too stiff and too much creep for me.

I installed it soon after the purchase. The trigger would...
04-23-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,801
Posted By rogerstv

Not sure how large they are able to print, but in...

Not sure how large they are able to print, but in Illinois the Department of Transportation has an aerial photo department that sells prints.

I suspect any engineering or architectural firm with...
Forum: Technical
04-23-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,647
Posted By rogerstv

Yes, by twisting or removing twists from the...

Yes, by twisting or removing twists from the string.
04-21-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By rogerstv

Now is certainly the time to buy cold weather...

Now is certainly the time to buy cold weather gear from last year's stock. I have no idea if I purchased the MTO50 or not. But, my latest extreme cold weather gear came from a local Cabelas. I also...
04-21-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,663
Posted By rogerstv

If it is hitting in different locations from shot...

If it is hitting in different locations from shot to shot, I suspect the shooter is the problem not the gun. If you are right handed and the gun generally shoots to the right, then you are pulling...
Forum: Crossbows
04-14-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,033
Posted By rogerstv

For hunting on the move, I expect a back quiver...

For hunting on the move, I expect a back quiver is less noisy and more out of the way than one attached to your hip. I use a hip quiver for 3D. I have to hold it to keep it from flopping while I walk.
04-09-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,480
Posted By rogerstv

One of the most expensive hunting sports out...

One of the most expensive hunting sports out there. Going to need decoys for sure. Boat and waders are generally necessary too.
04-08-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,424
Posted By rogerstv

If you are still seeking help on this message me....

If you are still seeking help on this message me. My brother works with the US Archery Para Olympic team. He will have an answer.
Forum: Optics
04-07-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,029
Posted By rogerstv

Question is too general. You should add a price...

Question is too general. You should add a price range or a maximum price plus the intended use. A set that works well for a midwest whitetail hunter with a "maximum" need of 200 - 400 yards will not...
Forum: Guns
04-07-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,255
Posted By rogerstv

Cut and paste extraordinaire. Long posts are...

Cut and paste extraordinaire. Long posts are unreadable to me. I no longer need lots of pictures to keep me occupied.
04-06-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By rogerstv

I love my Benelli SBE 3. Shot it alongside...

I love my Benelli SBE 3. Shot it alongside numerous other semi-autos at a demo day. Glad I chose it. One duck season using it and still love it. I am not sure whether I will carry it while turkey...
04-03-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,968
Posted By rogerstv

If I were to consider a single shot, it would be...

If I were to consider a single shot, it would be a nice muzzleloader. You can stay at 12 ga. and load the powder charge as desired. You then have the frame for a multitude of other barrels.

I like...
04-01-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By rogerstv

Then, my answer is "C". If you keep the...

Then, my answer is "C".

If you keep the hide, the only other thing to consider is pelt damage.
04-01-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By rogerstv

Not answer C for me unless both shoot equally...

Not answer C for me unless both shoot equally well.
03-31-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By rogerstv

The more accurate one.

The more accurate one.
03-27-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By rogerstv

You are not going to age or sex a whitetail via a...

You are not going to age or sex a whitetail via a hoof print. Recognizing a fawn print, yes.

Adult deer prints provide only an educated guess.
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