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Forum: Bowhunting
11-10-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By c_str

Yep it can get very frustrating sometimes,...

Yep it can get very frustrating sometimes, especially in areas that go downhill, or even worse, when you lose areas to hunt in.

The rut has saved many frustrating years though. As long as you...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-10-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,181
Posted By c_str

Nice buck! How far did he run after you...

Nice buck!

How far did he run after you shot?
Forum: Bowhunting
11-10-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By c_str

Hey nice buck, that body looks huge. ...

Hey nice buck, that body looks huge.

Perfect shot too, rage or field tip that deer was going down.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-10-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By c_str

That buck is a beauty, looks bigger than what you...

That buck is a beauty, looks bigger than what you scored it at.

Great story too, thanks
Forum: Bowhunting
11-09-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By c_str

My feeling is that you will get a slower heavier...

My feeling is that you will get a slower heavier quieter arrow that has better penetration. It will hit a deer harder and break a rib easier when going through. On the bad side, you may have to...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-31-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,116
Posted By c_str

I always use another ratchet strap on ladder...

I always use another ratchet strap on ladder stands about halfway up, really helps secure things up when you are taking them up or down.

In soft ground, I also fasten the ladder sections...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-31-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By c_str

Smile Rattling has never done squat for me. I think if...

Rattling has never done squat for me. I think if I hunted an area that actually had a lot of bucks roaming around then it might work. The can however has called in several deer. One of the things...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-31-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By c_str

That buck knows that something scared off a doe,...

That buck knows that something scared off a doe, could be a coyote, bad smell, loud mouse, etc. So my guess would be he will be back. The doe, however, will be looking for you in that tree. To...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-31-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By c_str

Yes you made some mistakes but welcome to the...

Yes you made some mistakes but welcome to the club man, it seems like every year I learn something new but then learn a new mistake to make as well! It seems like when you get a deer, all of the...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-31-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,129
Posted By c_str

I don't think so at all. In all honesty I would...

I don't think so at all. In all honesty I would have tried the rage out myself just to see how it worked, but I keep my bow down to just over 50 lbs, I like being able to slowly draw that thing back...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-28-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,129
Posted By c_str

To the original poster: I will chime in my...

To the original poster:

I will chime in my answer, although there were a lot of good points brought up already about how to get better penetration.

I would say the most important thing is an...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-28-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By c_str

Maybe taking that almost straight down shot you...

Maybe taking that almost straight down shot you didn't bend at the waist? That would make a high shot = further back. tough to remember everything sometimes when bucky is out there - lots of fast...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By c_str

Yes that is a good point, you also want to make...

Yes that is a good point, you also want to make sure that you have a knife handy to cut yourself down if needed. (and a cell phone)

The point is, just wearing a safety harness is only half of the...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-28-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By c_str

Even though you are only 12 ft off the ground,...

Even though you are only 12 ft off the ground, and probably feel like you are sitting on your tailgate while hunting, you should still wear the harness. If only because you might be sitting there,...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By c_str

Hey great recovery especially considering it was...

Hey great recovery especially considering it was your first deer! Awesome job and a very nice buck!

We all strive to make good shots, but all that it takes to make a great shot into a bad shot...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,627
Posted By c_str

I don't agree, it sounds like he was fairly...

I don't agree, it sounds like he was fairly certain he hit the liver. You can't just automatically wait until morning - coyotes #1, and what the weather forecast is plays a big part as well. 30...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,627
Posted By c_str

It's not always that easy you know. Depends on...

It's not always that easy you know. Depends on the program, what the schedule is etc. Some of those professors are in the university because they are completely wacko compared to us normal people...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,627
Posted By c_str

How did the deer act after he was shot? Was his...

How did the deer act after he was shot? Was his tail up, down, did he hunch over, etc. Did he run, walk, etc.

What color was the blood? Was the arrow completely covered, what color hair at...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-06-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By c_str

Try it out at low light conditions and you'll...

Try it out at low light conditions and you'll find your answer easy enough...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By c_str

Yes i agree a deer target will help too! Even...

Yes i agree a deer target will help too!
Even get up in a stand and practice shooting at it. You want to familiarize yourself so boringly much that when the real deal is about to happen, everything...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By c_str

If you are seeing does with the bow it is only a...

If you are seeing does with the bow it is only a matter of time before you get a shot, just be patient and it will happen. If you notice a particular pattern, get yourself in that pattern path. ...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By c_str

Ben what you are experiencing is totally normal...

Ben what you are experiencing is totally normal and I think everybody has that at first, I certainly did. And don't worry, even after hunting for over 20 years and shooting 3 deer every year, when...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-31-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By c_str

I have gone out in 60 degree weather here in NY...

I have gone out in 60 degree weather here in NY during the start of the season and seen deer moving when it was so warm you would swear it's a waste of time. In fact I got busted by a buck because I...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-31-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By c_str

It always seems like I have too much stuff, and I...

It always seems like I have too much stuff, and I never know what to do with it. Hang it on lanyards, jacket pockets, in backpack etc still seems awkward. But boy there are days when I didn't bring...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-31-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By c_str

I don't hunt with a bow with very much rain...

I don't hunt with a bow with very much rain because of the blood trailing problems. Those things are tricky enough to track in dry leaves. Put some rain in there and the situation gets hopeless...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-30-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By c_str

Um yeah. I went up on a stand last night, one of...

Um yeah. I went up on a stand last night, one of those ladder stands but without the cushion. It had some leaves on it though that were wet from the morning. Anyway I get up there, and it was so...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-30-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By c_str

Really sorry to hear about that man

Really sorry to hear about that man
Forum: Bowhunting
10-30-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 972
Posted By c_str

For me it isn't about catering to them, but...

For me it isn't about catering to them, but preserving my hunting area as the places I have to hunt have been drying up. The less people that I know hunt the better, if only to keep other hunters...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-30-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 972
Posted By c_str

Yeah I bought a cheap PSE bow for the sole...

Yeah I bought a cheap PSE bow for the sole purpose of hiding it like that so I won't worry too much if it gets stolen, etc. Problem is that I shoot so good with that bow I use it all the time and...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-30-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By c_str

Been there myself, a couple of years ago. Tried...

Been there myself, a couple of years ago. Tried a new area out, hunted on the ground to see how the area was. Had 2 bucks walk right by me 20 yards away. They were walking together, probably about...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-28-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,187
Posted By c_str

Well I was trying out a new stand on the ground...

Well I was trying out a new stand on the ground yesterday morning, and see movement out of the corner of my eye right when dawn is hitting. What do I see but a skunk about 10 yards away. #[email protected]#!!! ...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-28-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By c_str

Once the rut hits you will see deer don't worry....

Once the rut hits you will see deer don't worry. Easy to get frustrated I know but remember getting a deer is usually about putting in the hours. A bad season can turn into a great season in 5...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-28-2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,786
Posted By c_str

Yes thanks fieldmouse I sent a private message as...

Yes thanks fieldmouse I sent a private message as well.

I have evolved my own bow tuning up as well, due to the same situation - it seems that most of the bow shops only do the bare minimum to...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-27-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By c_str

It's amazing how many stories you can hear about...

It's amazing how many stories you can hear about people using the wrong pin. I know if I had several pins I would have the same story. That's why I just have 1 pin, and use a whisker biscuit. A...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-27-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,786
Posted By c_str

Can you show some pics?

Can you show some pics?
Forum: Bowhunting
10-27-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By c_str

Yes I also agree you have to be very careful with...

Yes I also agree you have to be very careful with your shots. It is stressful, indeed. Do you really want to go knocking on 10 houses asking to follow a blood trail? And it will probably be 8:30pm...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-26-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By c_str

You have to show the demon that you will not give...

You have to show the demon that you will not give up, ever. No matter what happens, no matter what bad luck is thrown your way. No superstitious bs will help, not praying, not anything, other than...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-26-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By c_str

Any guts or gut material on the arrow? Did it...

Any guts or gut material on the arrow? Did it smell like the guts?
You probably hit liver and/or the guts is my guess. They don't bleed a whole lot - sometimes the intestines will plug up that...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-26-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,424
Posted By c_str

The poster used the example of a bus vs a...

The poster used the example of a bus vs a sportscar to illustrate the point he was trying to make - in that momentum is much more important to consider when it comes to killing a deer. Sometimes you...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By c_str

I have noticed that suburban deer do not have to...

I have noticed that suburban deer do not have to move around much - they can feed and bed down all within 50 yards or so. Can be frustrating when you don't see anything and you know deer are in the...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-22-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By c_str

Sure sounds like a muscle hit to me. It all...

Sure sounds like a muscle hit to me. It all happens so fast it can be very hard to see where the arrow actually went.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-22-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By c_str

That spot will get better once the rut hits. ...

That spot will get better once the rut hits. Bucks will start patrolling through there at all hours tracking down does. If you see scrapes or rub activity then for sure bucks will be there when the...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-22-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By c_str

I can guarantee your day would have been much...

I can guarantee your day would have been much much worse if you had wounded that deer and not recovered it. That stuff eats at you for half the season if not longer. Far better to miss clean -...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-19-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,871
Posted By c_str

Keep in mind that up in a tree stand it seems...

Keep in mind that up in a tree stand it seems like the air temp is 10 degrees colder than when on the ground and dress appropriately. Like other posters have said, try not to sweat before you get in...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-16-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,648
Posted By c_str

I shoot muzzies, 3 blade and 125 grains with a...

I shoot muzzies, 3 blade and 125 grains with a heavy arrow and no complaints. I keep my bow down to about 52 pounds, just for the ability to pull it back and wait when the deer pulls crap like...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-07-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,609
Posted By c_str

RE: Urinating from your stand

I don't think it matters myself. I used to be very careful about that stuff, but any more I just whizz away and haven't noticed any bad reactions, if anything it has caused deer to pause and sniff....
Forum: Bowhunting
12-03-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By c_str

RE: Liberal deer units..

Do they have antler restrictions yet, or plans down the road for this? (ie minimum 3 points on one side)
Forum: Bowhunting
11-21-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,802
Posted By c_str

my gut shot misadventure - story with pic

This actually happened a couple of weeks ago, but I finally got around to posting things.
Right, so I have now officially become an unwilling member of the "bowhunters who have shot a deer in the...
Forum: Test Posts
11-21-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By c_str

test

test
Forum: Bowhunting
11-16-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By c_str

RE: (Blah!!) Stopping deer

Well I don't know the answer to this question, but I'm glad you brought it up. It almost seems like you are just going to have situations where things just do not work out no matter what you do. I...
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