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09-14-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By MISwampDog

Flashlight for tracking.

The last few years I have been using LED lights for blood trailing. I find that I don't see small amounts of blood that others pick up. I started to test my LED's and found that they "wash out" the...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-08-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,165
Posted By MISwampDog

Questions: Compound vs crossbow

Hello all,

I have a few questions about the difference between compound bows and crossbows as they relate to penetration and broadhead choice.

I have been shooting vertical bows for 25 years....
Forum: Bowhunting
09-02-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,572
Posted By MISwampDog

Get a good fixed blade. My father shoots 58 lbs...

Get a good fixed blade. My father shoots 58 lbs with about a 28 inch draw. I cant get him away from the rage....never has a pass through. Lower poundage with shorter draw length means less kinetic...
09-02-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,656
Posted By MISwampDog

I have thought about the seedling idea for pine...

I have thought about the seedling idea for pine trees. never knew I could get them for so cheap. Something I am going to check out for sure. thanks.
09-02-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,656
Posted By MISwampDog

My property is 22 acres. I have two mini-plots. ...

My property is 22 acres. I have two mini-plots. maybe 20 yards square. little to no activity in them. one weird thing is it seems to be a buck hang out. I have owned this place since 09. always...
08-30-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,656
Posted By MISwampDog

Im gunna try to respond to everyone that...

Im gunna try to respond to everyone that commented. As far as the corn, I do use corn. No bears, but with the amount of chipmunks, squirrels, raccoons, etc they seem to eat it all before the deer...
08-24-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,656
Posted By MISwampDog

Ultimate deer bait/attractant - PLEASE HELP

Hello everyone,

It's been a few years since I've been on, but I could use a little help. My property is located very near to a small town and several subdivisions. The deer don't use my place as...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-09-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By MISwampDog

Homemade deer lure. Help me.

A buddy and I have been contemplating making our own deer lure. So far we have decided to put vanilla, apple cider, cut up sugar beets, and cut up apples into a pot. Add a little water and boil. ...
09-09-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,032
Posted By MISwampDog

Homemade deer lure. Please help.

A buddy and I have been contemplating making our own deer lure. So far we have decided to put vanilla, apple cider, cut up sugar beets, and cut up apples into a pot. Add a little water and boil. ...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-30-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,244
Posted By MISwampDog

Had great results with the QAD. I recommend it.

Had great results with the QAD. I recommend it.
08-30-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,331
Posted By MISwampDog

Here is the best advice that anyone can give you....

Here is the best advice that anyone can give you. Decide what you want in a bow. That is poundage, draw length, weight, speed, brace height, axel to axel length, etc. Then look online and see what...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-30-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By MISwampDog

Im leading the pack. Missed 5 times in 17...

Im leading the pack. Missed 5 times in 17 seasons.

1) First buck I ever saw in the woods. Use to shoot competition archery and could group arrows at 50 yards. Missed the buck by a mile at 35....
Forum: Bowhunting
08-28-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By MISwampDog

Bear Archery Whitetail Hunter Question

Im sure there are alot of people here that remember the old Bear Archery Whitetail Hunter. I still have my Pop's Whitetail Hunter in my basement. Does anyone know when the bow was manufactored? ...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-25-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By MISwampDog

Well lets see....... knife binoculars ...

Well lets see.......

knife
binoculars
bow hanger
zip ties
tags
book (if you get bored in the stand)
grunt call
estrus call
Forum: Bowhunting
08-25-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,624
Posted By MISwampDog

Hunting Superstitions

I did this thread a year or so ago and it was alot of fun. Figured Id do it again. Lets hear about all your hunting superstitions.

I always wear my mossy oak boonie hat when Im bow hunting. It...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-25-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,333
Posted By MISwampDog

Robin Hooding Arrows

Just thought Id throw this out for fun. I was shooting my bow the other night (actually it was early morning) and telescoped my fourth set of arrows. It's getting expensive when they are $20...
08-25-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,545
Posted By MISwampDog

I shot traditional three inch vanes for years. ...

I shot traditional three inch vanes for years. Around 2008 ish I started to hear all the hype about Blazer vanes. I decided to give them a try. Now I shoot a bow that is around 300 fps with 28.5...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-25-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By MISwampDog

Bought a Jennings FireStar in 1993. Bought a...

Bought a Jennings FireStar in 1993. Bought a Darton Mountain in 2000. Bought a Darton AS 300 in 2008. Lastly bought a Darton Pro 1100 in 2010. The 1100 im going to keep for a while. It shoots...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-24-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By MISwampDog

G5 striker broadheads

I do not want to start an argument here, just want some feed back. I have been shooting G5 strikers for several years now and have only had one decent blood trail. For those of you that use the...
12-05-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By MISwampDog

If he keeps up the antler growth and reaches 5.5...

If he keeps up the antler growth and reaches 5.5 or 6.5 you could be lookin at a 200". But there is alot that can happen between now and then. Kudos to you for not takin him yet. He would have...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-20-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By MISwampDog

For the price and the performance I would check...

For the price and the performance I would check out Bear Archery. they have come out with some impressive "entry level bows" lately. Also check out used bows...but beware...used bows are like used...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-20-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,728
Posted By MISwampDog

Never owned the 50mx but have owned several...

Never owned the 50mx but have owned several dartons. They have excellent customer service and will answer all your questions. I would call them direct instead of email...it's quicker. I would...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By MISwampDog

I use to use the gametracker alot when I first...

I use to use the gametracker alot when I first started. String always broke when the deer ran into the thick stuff. Never lead me to a deer. Stopped using it. Wouldn't recommend.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-20-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By MISwampDog

sims or bowjax

posted this on the technical page but thought id do it here too.

i currently have sims products on my bow. limbsavers and leeches. the newer products just don't seem to silence my bow like the...
Forum: Technical
10-20-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,971
Posted By MISwampDog

limbsaver or bowjax

i currently have sims products on my bow. Limbsavers on the limbs and super leeches on the string. The never sims products just don't seem to silence the bow as well as the original models did. I...
10-12-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By MISwampDog

Try strongbuiltinc.com I use to have three and...

Try strongbuiltinc.com I use to have three and loved em. Now Im down to one because two were stolen. Guess other people loved em too.
Forum: Technical
10-10-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,161
Posted By MISwampDog

My thoughts exactly. The only way you are going...

My thoughts exactly. The only way you are going to find out is ask. It sounds like there are some die hard bowtech people here that want to defend their bow. Hey...crap happens. Don't take it out...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-10-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By MISwampDog

Shoot them all and figure out what feels best for...

Shoot them all and figure out what feels best for you. That's the only way to tell. Bowtech and Diamond are both quality choices. Alot of people are but Im not impressed with Mathews or PSE. Just...
10-07-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,356
Posted By MISwampDog

Due to the laws at the time in Michigan I...

Due to the laws at the time in Michigan I couldn't bow hunt till I was 12 and couldn't gun hunt till I was 14. I think it's great that states (including MI) are allowing young kids to get out in the...
10-07-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By MISwampDog

I once saw a buck at about 80 yards and watched...

I once saw a buck at about 80 yards and watched him go into the tags. i scanned the area for 20 mins and never saw him again. All of a sudden I hear a twig snap and there he is 35-40 yards away...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-04-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,940
Posted By MISwampDog

I once had three deer eatin in front of me that I...

I once had three deer eatin in front of me that I wasn't going to shoot. So I decided to light up a smoke and watch em for a while. While I was watching I changed my mind and decided to take a...
09-30-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,572
Posted By MISwampDog

My biggest scores around 70". Out of the 30 deer...

My biggest scores around 70". Out of the 30 deer that I have killed only 7 have been antlered bucks. I do like shows/movies where they shoot all sorts of deer, not just the big ones. However it's...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-21-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By MISwampDog

Stabilizer help.....Hurry bow season right around the corner

True to form I wait till the last minute to change something. I want to change my stabilizer but not sure what I should get. I currently have a Sims stabilizer (not the s coil but the one with the...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-20-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By MISwampDog

Reading this I just realized that I have never...

Reading this I just realized that I have never seen a deer drink. Maybe because I don't hunt around water. Weird isn't it.
Forum: Bowhunting
09-20-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By MISwampDog

Ill say this. You are a better man than I am. I...

Ill say this. You are a better man than I am. I couldn't just walk away from this. I can't stand people that try and bully others around. I would have confronted the neighbor a long time ago and...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-20-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By MISwampDog

Huntng superstitions

We all know that bowhunters can be a superstitious bunch. Thought it would be fun to hear everyone's superstitions.

For me I always wear the same hat when I go bowhunting. It's a Mossyoak...
09-20-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,782
Posted By MISwampDog

Like the above post said figure out your draw...

Like the above post said figure out your draw length. Your wing span is not an accurate way to measure your draw length. I have very long arms and have a 29.5 inch draw. I would look at bows from...
09-20-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,685
Posted By MISwampDog

I just looked at both bows. I would go with the...

I just looked at both bows. I would go with the Z7. Both bows are very short axel to axel. Both have a very forgiving brace height at 7 and 7 3/8. With the Z7 you will shoot a lil faster. Both...
Forum: Technical
09-20-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,977
Posted By MISwampDog

Hit the nail on the head with that one.

Hit the nail on the head with that one.
Forum: Technical
09-20-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By MISwampDog

Broadheads are such a pain. Make sure that you...

Broadheads are such a pain. Make sure that you allign your broadhead with the fletching (assuming you are using a fixed blade/replaceable blade). Spin test the heads. A broadhead will act as a...
Forum: Technical
09-20-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By MISwampDog

Check out the Darton Archery line. Almost all of...

Check out the Darton Archery line. Almost all of their bows are speed bow design (like the Monster or the PSE Bow Madness). They max out at some pretty impressive speeds. That means you can crank...
Forum: Technical
09-20-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By MISwampDog

I had this problem years ago. One thing I could...

I had this problem years ago. One thing I could figure was that my bow was slow (220 fps). I have upgraded (first to a 250 fps then to a 300 fps) I do not have the problem. My bow shoots identically...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-23-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By MISwampDog

SOunds like a muscle shot. more than likely he...

SOunds like a muscle shot. more than likely he will be fine. What color was the blood?
Forum: Bowhunting
12-20-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By MISwampDog

Used zebra string for a while. Held up nice. ...

Used zebra string for a while. Held up nice. Archer's choice is very good too.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-20-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,628
Posted By MISwampDog

Do chipmunks count? I have shot most small...

Do chipmunks count? I have shot most small critters with my bow. try using the G5 S.M.H. I think it works great.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-20-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By MISwampDog

Welcome to it. Most people are a$$holes by...

Welcome to it. Most people are a$$holes by definition. Sorry if i sound synical but I work nights (havnt slept yet) and I deal with the scum of humanity all day long. There is no common decency...
12-12-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By MISwampDog

Hunted thurs friday and sat. Saw a total of 7. ...

Hunted thurs friday and sat. Saw a total of 7. The land I was hunting, it is not unusual to see 30 in a sit. So im thinking that the deer just aren't moving.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-12-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By MISwampDog

Minimum of 30 lbs draw weight, but I'd draw more...

Minimum of 30 lbs draw weight, but I'd draw more weight if you can.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-12-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By MISwampDog

Like hunting in michigan couldn't get any worse. ...

Like hunting in michigan couldn't get any worse. No deer to speak of in the northern lower and U.P., no baiting, and now they may ban rifle hunting in some areas. Perfect.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-05-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,340
Posted By MISwampDog

I take out every old doe I can. They are too...

I take out every old doe I can. They are too damn smart. Figure if I get the smart ones out the herd will get dumber and Ill have a better chance. Sounds good in theory. Shot one in november that...
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