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Forum: Off Season
09-13-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,125
Posted By YooperMike

My wife and I both are Red Dirt Country fans,...

My wife and I both are Red Dirt Country fans, which is Texas/Oklahoma stuff, and decidedly anti-Nashville. The garbage that comes out of Nashville these days is shameful, in my opinion.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-29-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,251
Posted By YooperMike

Just put a QAD back on my new Hoyt. Used to...

Just put a QAD back on my new Hoyt. Used to shoot one, switched to a limbdriver, but now happily back to the QAD.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-23-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,439
Posted By YooperMike

An inch of shaft is more than adequate in front...

An inch of shaft is more than adequate in front of the rest. 100 grain broadhead would be my recommendation, the choice of head of course is all yours!
Forum: Bowhunting
08-20-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,439
Posted By YooperMike

Ryndisher, do you have some kind of custom cam on...

Ryndisher, do you have some kind of custom cam on your Monster, to my knowledge they only go out to 30" draw? With my old bow, I shot Muzzy Phantoms, similar to the Stingers, and they did fly well,...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-20-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,439
Posted By YooperMike

That definitely sucks that you got an under...

That definitely sucks that you got an under spined arrow, but if you lower your poundage( 5-6 lbs) and cut them a bit, they could work just fine for you, at least for this season if you aren't...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-19-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,439
Posted By YooperMike

I shoot a long draw, and you are definitely...

I shoot a long draw, and you are definitely underspined at that set-up. With your draw, there is no reason not to cut them, at least a little bit. Even cut, you're going to need 300 spine, the shop...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-23-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By YooperMike

You earned your miss if you didn't sight in with...

You earned your miss if you didn't sight in with the new arrows. Sorry.
Forum: Bowhunting
09-29-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,218
Posted By YooperMike

Summit all the way for me as well. Same reasons...

Summit all the way for me as well. Same reasons as everyone else, but another big one for me is that Summit has models that are all welded, no assembly required. No fumbling with any pins in the...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-26-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By YooperMike

As Stealth said, absolutely inveest in a...

As Stealth said, absolutely inveest in a Lineman's Belt for hanging stands. It will allow you to use both hands freely, making life much much easier when you're up in the air. I screw in a hook...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-26-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By YooperMike

I use Big-Game Boss XL hang-ons, i've got 7 of...

I use Big-Game Boss XL hang-ons, i've got 7 of them now. I'm tall (6'10") so I like the XL for the added platform length, increasing the leg room. I personally can't understand the $249 price tag on...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-23-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,833
Posted By YooperMike

Your draw weight will meet minimum requirements,...

Your draw weight will meet minimum requirements, but I would have much more confidence in a cut-on-contact broadhead versus the Rage at your current set-up. You are basically shooting the same speed...
09-23-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By YooperMike

Certainly a dilemna I think about as well. For...

Certainly a dilemna I think about as well. For me, if it is opening day, early on, say before 4:00, I'll whack a doe. After that, for maybe the first few days, I don't shoot until I have a better...
09-22-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,499
Posted By YooperMike

As others have said, harness tether isn't the...

As others have said, harness tether isn't the issue, just lower your tree strap. I don't use the one the comes with the HSS vests, instead option for the prussic system that they sell. The prussic...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-21-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,205
Posted By YooperMike

I use one that is attached to the top section of...

I use one that is attached to the top section of my climber and holds the bottom limb of the bow. I really like this for my climber since its one less thing to dink around with once you get the...
09-14-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By YooperMike

Admirable choice, I would have done the same...

Admirable choice, I would have done the same thing. With any luck, you'll have another mature one come by, alone.
09-06-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,298
Posted By YooperMike

I've used the standard size for a few years and...

I've used the standard size for a few years and have had great success with it. Last year, I took two does with the 2" cut model, and got pass throughs, but they were both under 20 yards and I shoot...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-24-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By YooperMike

I'm going to say 165" He's a dandy, no doubt...

I'm going to say 165" He's a dandy, no doubt about that.
03-29-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By YooperMike

Sounds like an interesting study. What will be...

Sounds like an interesting study. What will be more interesting to see is if the results show that there needs to be a thinning of predatory animals like wolves/bears. In the northern reaches of WI...
03-28-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By YooperMike

Not surprising...but these are also states with...

Not surprising...but these are also states with no wolves, and the coyote is likely the top predator.
03-28-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By YooperMike

There's not doubt that wolves are very good at...

There's not doubt that wolves are very good at what they do, in terms of being predators. I've been fortunate enought o have some lenghty talks to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife guys that do the...
Forum: Off Season
03-15-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By YooperMike

Video removed from Youtube now. Dang.

Video removed from Youtube now. Dang.
Forum: Off Season
03-08-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By YooperMike

Don Majkowski

Don Majkowski
Forum: Bowhunting
03-08-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By YooperMike

No doubt draw length fit is paramount in bow...

No doubt draw length fit is paramount in bow selection, and I wasn't minimizing that in any way. The super short rigs just aren't for me. I hunt out of my climber quite a bit, and i've never had...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-07-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By YooperMike

The new Mathews like the Z7 is not an option, and...

The new Mathews like the Z7 is not an option, and even the newest Z9 is just not my cup of tea. They are SOOOO small, just don't feel right to me. The Z9 does go out to the 32" draw, but it's still...
Forum: Off Season
03-07-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By YooperMike

Wow, now that's a new one. Until they print...

Wow, now that's a new one. Until they print different colored/more valuable money for these people, I'm parking there too. Give me a break.
Forum: Off Season
03-07-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By YooperMike

Wow, now that's a new one. Until they print...

Wow, now that's a new one. Until they print different colored/more valuable money for these people, I'm parking there too. Give me a break.
Forum: Bowhunting
03-07-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,725
Posted By YooperMike

I've shot feathers, vanes, and Blazers. I shoot...

I've shot feathers, vanes, and Blazers. I shoot FMJ arrows, with only about 1.5" cut off, so my arrows need all the help they can get. After going round and round messing with fletching combos, I'm...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-04-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By YooperMike

I'm 6'10" and I've shot a few different ones. My...

I'm 6'10" and I've shot a few different ones. My first "new" compound was a Bowtech Old Glory, loved that bow, should have kept it. Traded that on a Bowtech Commander that I've still got. Really...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-01-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,592
Posted By YooperMike

Someone needs to kill one/hit with...

Someone needs to kill one/hit with car/trap/something. Lots of Pabst Blue Ribbon Safari folks out there that like to see things, and every flash in the woods becomes some rare beast. I've got no...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-28-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By YooperMike

Excellent point Howler. The majority of African...

Excellent point Howler. The majority of African game is still roaming around because of hunters paying to protect it. And, with the "endangered" hunts, as well as a great portion of the overall...
02-23-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,323
Posted By YooperMike

Some of you guys are either braver or dumber than...

Some of you guys are either braver or dumber than me it seems. Falling is a very real posiblilty for every hunter that ascends a tree. The flippant atittude of walking away or having a sore ass is...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-22-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By YooperMike

I'm with MeanV, far too many good heads out there...

I'm with MeanV, far too many good heads out there to risk it with one these gimmick heads. Just too much on the front of the arrow for my tastes.
Forum: Off Season
02-15-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By YooperMike

I have seen 4 episodes I think. Not sure if I...

I have seen 4 episodes I think. Not sure if I really like it or not. Can't argue that Will and they guys he employs know their stuff though.

I'm not into any kind of assault weapons or...
12-20-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,475
Posted By YooperMike

I'm 6'9" and I use a Cabela's Interceptor Elite...

I'm 6'9" and I use a Cabela's Interceptor Elite blind. Works very well for me, my feet are right at the end, but I'm fine with that. First ever field hunt I did was ot of an Avery Power Hunter. ...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-10-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,663
Posted By YooperMike

Chippewa Treestands out of Michigan. They are...

Chippewa Treestands out of Michigan. They are pretty awesome. PRicey, but they are sweet. Big, sturdy, and great attachment system.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-03-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By YooperMike

It's a speed demon, no question about that. The...

It's a speed demon, no question about that. The way the cams are designed, the slightest bit of creep in your draw and that arrow is gone in a hurry. I too bought a Maxxis, smoother draw and more...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-30-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By YooperMike

Congratulations on your deer! Illinois is a...

Congratulations on your deer! Illinois is a great place to hunt, hopefully you guys can keep that property in Fulton for your spot for years to come.
Forum: Technical
11-23-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,805
Posted By YooperMike

The Guardian is for sure one of the best Bowtech...

The Guardian is for sure one of the best Bowtech has ever made. I've had my Commander since they first came out, and still really enjoy shooting it. With the Guardian, you'll get a dead quiet, easy...
11-22-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,244
Posted By YooperMike

Hey guys! congrats on the bucks so far, keep up...

Hey guys! congrats on the bucks so far, keep up the good work. Montana was amazing, need to go back ASAP. Having never been west, I really didn't know what to expect, but whatever my expectations...
11-09-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,244
Posted By YooperMike

Hey guys, great job on the two bucks! My week of...

Hey guys, great job on the two bucks! My week of hunting is sadly over, with nothing but a sore ass to show for it. Had a fantastic time hunting with my brother for a week, saw 7 different...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-29-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,407
Posted By YooperMike

Congratulations on your buck! And, yes, that is...

Congratulations on your buck! And, yes, that is what a picture is supposed to look like, excellent work! The one with you and your dog is fantastic.
10-29-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,244
Posted By YooperMike

28 degrees when I headed to the gym at 5:10. ...

28 degrees when I headed to the gym at 5:10. HEAVY frost, and now i'm sitting at work tweakin' out. Going to be a LLLLLOOOOONNNGGGG day! Brother gets here tomorrow, weather is really shaping up,...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-28-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By YooperMike

Tough luck bigguns. I bought a hoyt Maxxis a few...

Tough luck bigguns. I bought a hoyt Maxxis a few weeks ago, but its still in the box. I've got too much confidence in my abilities with my Commander to even set it up for this season. so, i'll...
10-27-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,244
Posted By YooperMike

Sounds like one hell of a new spot! Good luck...

Sounds like one hell of a new spot! Good luck out there. This wind the last couple days is insane, hopefully none of my stands took a beating. Going to check my camera Friday, then hunt starting...
Forum: Off Season
10-26-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By YooperMike

Wow, I was NERVOUS during the NW game! Disgusted...

Wow, I was NERVOUS during the NW game! Disgusted maybe is a better word. I'm just happy they pulled it out. Iowa ought to be good and pissed off after the WI game, so we'll have our hands full!
Forum: Off Season
10-26-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By YooperMike

Dos Santos gets the next shot, he's looked very...

Dos Santos gets the next shot, he's looked very good in his fights, and similar to Velasquez in his physique and style, should be an interesting. I'm a big Lesnar fan, but this fight exposed that he...
Forum: Midwest
10-26-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By YooperMike

Talked to my brother this morning, our camp is...

Talked to my brother this morning, our camp is near amasa, and the herd is looking decent, much more buck sign than in years past. They did come upon a wolf kill yesterday while bird hunting, little...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-26-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,510
Posted By YooperMike

Bigcountry nailed it, as usual! This is one of...

Bigcountry nailed it, as usual! This is one of things that used to trip up a lot of people in a 3D league I used to shoot a lot. There were usually one or two targets set up super close, <10 yards...
10-23-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,244
Posted By YooperMike

Very uneventful hunt last night, not a deer to be...

Very uneventful hunt last night, not a deer to be found. Lots of new sign, scrapes and rubs, but with that spotlight in the sky at night, no surprises really that it was so quiet. I'm going to...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By YooperMike

6 guys is just too many if you ask me. Rules or...

6 guys is just too many if you ask me. Rules or not, there's going to be conflict on a piece that small with so many guys. I can see how you would be upset about what has happened, and if it were...
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