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Forum: Bowhunting
01-27-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By BowHntrRick

I am the opposite: I am right eye dominant but...

I am the opposite: I am right eye dominant but left-handed.

I did not learn about my eye dominance until later in life: in High School I shot left-handed on the rifle team, not realizing that I...
01-06-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,123
Posted By BowHntrRick

Physical fitness is a major concern for me for...

Physical fitness is a major concern for me for several reasons: first, I am now 51 and approaching the danger zone for heart issues. Second, I have a family history of heart problems. Third, almost...
12-23-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,842
Posted By BowHntrRick

I very much like the fabric with silver fibers...

I very much like the fabric with silver fibers built in: it really works at avoiding the smell that results from bacteria by retarding the growth of the bacteria. Compare this to synthetic fabrics...
12-22-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,842
Posted By BowHntrRick

I have been using a set of insulated coveralls...

I have been using a set of insulated coveralls for the last two seasons and like them very much. I purchased an inexpensive version from Dick's for about $90 and they have worked well (wind- and...
12-17-2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By BowHntrRick

This year I never even removed the gun from the...

This year I never even removed the gun from the cabinet. I own 73 acres in the country: I rarely see another hunter during archery season (except, possibly, the last week of archery when the rut is...
Forum: Crossbows
12-15-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,432
Posted By BowHntrRick

My effective maximum range with a compound bow is...

My effective maximum range with a compound bow is 25 yards (I would practice out to 30 yards); beyond that I am not confident in my ability to make a kill shot.

While I can shoot accurately with...
12-15-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By BowHntrRick

My Dad has a large lot (6 acres) that borders...

My Dad has a large lot (6 acres) that borders about 10 acres of scrub brush where numerous deer feed and bed. He planted a row of pine trees along the border to the adjoining property and now the...
12-15-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,922
Posted By BowHntrRick

I almost always hunt alone and it is a concern: I...

I almost always hunt alone and it is a concern: I hunt on property I own in the country where cell covereage is non-existent except on the top of the hill. Since I am getting up there (51) and there...
10-23-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,741
Posted By BowHntrRick

I purchased an Excalibur Phoenix package that...

I purchased an Excalibur Phoenix package that included 150 gr field points which I have found to be extremely accurate: even shooting off-hand I can expect the bolts to group within 1" out to 30...
09-15-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,994
Posted By BowHntrRick

I purchased the Lone Wolf Alpha hand climber...

I purchased the Lone Wolf Alpha hand climber three seasons ago. Like you, I found the climbing method to be far too gymnastic: I devised a method where I sat on the seat and dragged the platform up...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-28-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,615
Posted By BowHntrRick

I hate to be the only one to post a dissenting...

I hate to be the only one to post a dissenting opinion, but here goes: I think that, in certain situations, a Thermocell is over-rated. I hasten to add that the Thermocell definitely works AND that...
08-28-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,611
Posted By BowHntrRick

I purchased a Summit treestand three years ago as...

I purchased a Summit treestand three years ago as my first climber and immediately returned it: I could not imagine lugging that bulky stand through the woods. I then purchased a Lone Wolf Alpha:...
07-14-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,673
Posted By BowHntrRick

The Fitzgeralds sell this product and promote it...

The Fitzgeralds sell this product and promote it as a cover scent: it is supposed to make you smell like a deer. I don't know how effective it is as a cover scent, but I often spray some on my boots...
07-06-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,712
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Safety Vest Harness

I have the older HSS harness/vest that reverses from camo to orange. Some of the older models had a strap configuration that would bunch everything in the middle if you actually used it (which many...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-29-2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,665
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: What's your occupation??

Electrical engineer: I have my own business (started by my father in 1972)designing and building electronic test equipment as well as a side business installing audio systems (primarily in churches).
06-29-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: My new fathers day gift

Congratulations! My son and I each have the same rifle with a Leupold 2-7X scope: not effective for 200 yard shots but a very good choice for the usual 30 to 80 yard shots here in the woods of PA. I...
05-04-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Would you hunt with a crossbow if legalized???

I live and hunt in PA: for the past 4 years I have been primarily an archery hunter. By the end of last season I had already made up my mind to purchase a crossbow in the off-season and use it...
10-09-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,148
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Thermacell

Not to interrupt the slug fest, but I bought one this year and used it for the first time. On the one hand, it did work and I would definitely use it if I hunted the southern swamps. However, here in...
10-08-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,086
Posted By BowHntrRick

Vital Gear Hollow Pino sight?

Has anyone used the Vital Gear Hollow Pino bow sight? Idon't like peep sights and am presently using ahome made version of the Hind Sightthat consists of a single fixed pin front sight (which works...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-17-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Rockey mountain broadheads??

I go back and forth almost daily between using Snypers or Slick Tricks this year. I have yet to shoot a deer with either, but I have been practicing extensively with both.

As long as I am very...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-03-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: primos vest

I purchased one two seasons ago: at first I liked the vest and the ample storage. However, a nice 8 point chased a doe directly under and behind my stand and then stopped. I turned, leaned over,...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-23-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,244
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: First 30 minites with the LW sit and climb

I initially purchased the LW Hand Climber. While I loved the packability and lightweight, the "hand climb" method was much too gymnastic for me and the seat was torture, even for a 3-4 hour sit. I...
08-21-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Which Full Body Treestand Harness?

I also have the HSS reversible vest and I love it. In addition to being very comfortable, I have all of my basic gear in the pockets (right glove, face netandhandkerchief in the lower right;...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-17-2008, 06:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,514
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: LONE WOLF ALPHA SIT AND CLIMB QUESTION

While you are climbing you must maintain at least a minimal downward force on the seat portion: simply resting your hands on this section is generally enough.

When you reach the desired height...
07-21-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Lightweight Gear

I think the carbon based clothing is a farce (but that is a whole different topic), but I love the silver thread technology clothing such asMedalist: as opposed to non-silver synthetic clothing that...
01-19-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 30,519
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: hoyt magnatech

I purchased a used Magnatech (ZR200 limbs) on ebay for $175 almost 4 years ago and used it for the past 3 seasons. It came with a few accessories (prong rest, etc), but they were all replaced, so it...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-23-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,662
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Hunter Saftey System???

I have used the camo/blaze reversible vest for two seasons now and like it very much. Like other users, I do not use the included tree strap but use the rope/prussic knot/carabiner that came with my...
10-14-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By BowHntrRick

Anyone use "overboots"?

I would like to know if anyone uses the "overboots" such as the Arctic Fleece brand?

My feet are plenty warm, even on very cold days, as long as I am moving with just my Gore-tex lined...
10-14-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 971
Posted By BowHntrRick

Ladder stand tip

I have several of the inexpensive ladder stands sold at Dick's Sporting Goods (approximately $50-$60 on sale) that I set up in various locations. While their construction is adequate, the seat...
07-24-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,480
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Lone Wolf Alpha Hand Climber

I have used this model for two years. It is extremely light and compact: if mobility is your objective, you can't beat this model. It is not very comfortable: even after adding a closed cell foam pad...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-14-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By BowHntrRick

Beautiful day in the woods of PA!

Spent the morning at my property in the country: just me and the dog. It was a beautiful, mild day: a great day for a little fishing and then scouting and preparing some stand locations.

I had...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-04-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,409
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Interesting Changes in PA

"Early In": I have already answered that question twice. My answer may be unsatisfactory for you and others who have posted, but that is immaterial. Many people would argue that no ordinary citizen...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-04-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,409
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Interesting Changes in PA

Let me clarify for the sake of some of the other individuals who posted: I never suggested that I would escape penalty if caught carrying a handgun while bowhunting prior to the recent changes. In...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-04-2007, 06:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,409
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Interesting Changes in PA

It is ironic that the portion of this discussion concerning carrying a pistol while bowhunting in PA should take place over the July 4 holiday when we celebrate our freedom as US citizens. Inthe...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-03-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,409
Posted By BowHntrRick

Interesting Changes in PA

Excuse me if this is old news to most of you, but I purchased my PA hunting license yesterday and noticed several interesting changes.

First, the archery season for Pittsburgh and Philadelphia...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-08-2007, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Ladder stands

I have three 15' stands that I bought for about $50 each at Dick's. They are not very comfortable (I REALLY wish that they had a flip up seat), but they are left in places where they could be stolen,...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-08-2007, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,164
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: A really good knife.....

I highly recommend the Cabelas Alaskan Guide folding knife. The blade is extremely sharp and, so far, durable (I think that it is S30V steel) and it has a second "blade" with a saw on one side (very...
04-25-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Primo's Bow Hunter's Vest

I purchased one of the Primos vests before last season and sewed my safety harness inside to prevent harness tangling. It worked fine until I had a shot on an 8 point: when I released, one of the...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-24-2007, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Equipment Failure?

I had an 8 point chase a doe behind my stand last year and then stop at 15 yards. It was a somewhat more than quartering away shot, but still good. However, I had to turn to face the tree and bend...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-10-2007, 05:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,385
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Your Wife and Your Obsession

I recently switched to a Cabelas credit card that I use to buy supplies and materials for my business. I pay the balance each month, so there are no finance charges and I get Cabelas credit for 1% of...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-12-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By BowHntrRick

Hang-on Stand Safety Question

I know that many bowhunters prefer a hang-on stand with ladder sticks because they can be used with trees that have limbs which cannot be cut.

A question for you: how do you connect your safety...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-12-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,480
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Is it not about how it's done, but rather how you LOOK doing it????

I spend a great deal of time planning my hunting spots AND how to reach them prior to the hunt. For example, I hunt a ridge top where I face west (usually the prevailing wind) toward a staging area...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-22-2006, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: What do you guys think of shrink-fletch

I tried them once. They were easy to install and shot as well as the original fletching. However, my Whisker Biscuit rest tore them up in 20 shots. I suspect they would last much longer with a drop...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-18-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,517
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: LADDER STANDS FOR ARCHERY SEASON

I have a Lone Wolf climber which I like very much, but this year I purchased 3 cheap ladder stands at Dick's and find that I use them more than the climber. I try to set them up about a month before...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-12-2006, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,509
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Seated or Standing?

I have done it both ways and actually find it more comfortable to shoot sitting. However, my range of coverage is far more limited in the sitting position.

I prefer to stand: first, I need to...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-11-2006, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: The late season thread........

The bad news here in Western PA is that the last week of archery and the first week of rifle season were both very poor weather for hunting: unseasonably warm weather, clear skies, lots of moonlight....
12-05-2006, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By BowHntrRick

Excellent bow-hunting knife

I have finally had a chance to fully test my new hunting knife: an Alaskan Guide model folding knife from Cabelas made by Buck.

Any kind of hunting requires a good knife, but this model has some...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-05-2006, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By BowHntrRick

Is camo unnecessary?

I was out yesterday morning for rifle season and, of course, I was blaze orange from head to foot. The only "semi-camo" aspect of my outfit was my bibs: they were the "orange with black lines" type...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-04-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,732
Posted By BowHntrRick

RE: Staying warm on the stand, what are you wearing?

If I was trying to do what you describe, I would consider some insulated coveralls. I have a Cabelas Revolution Fleece pull-over (unlined) and I love it, so I would consider the Revolution Fleece...
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