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Forum: Bowhunting
03-13-2005, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By AK

RE: Met Byron Ferguson yesterday

Byron performed at the Baltimore Bowmen Traditional shoot (held every May) last year. He gave an impressive demonstration. He started out shooting at stationary targets from awkward angles, such as...
02-27-2005, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By AK

RE: Self bows

For building osage selfbows, there is no better book than Dean Torges', Hunting the Osage Bow".

http://www.bowyersedge.com/books.html

Volume 1 of the Bowyer's Bibles is also a great start,...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-22-2005, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By AK

RE: Instinctive shooters

I'd like to shoot instictively, but have to rely on a peep sight... ;)

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02-13-2005, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By AK

RE: OSAGE BOW, Hunting With it?

Looks like you have a well made bow. Just to be sure it's in good working order, inspect the back and sides of the bow for signs of any splinters starting to raise, and check the belly for...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-14-2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By AK

RE: Bye

Congrats Zak! Traditional bows are a passion of mine as well. I switched from compounds several years ago. At the time, my intent was to continue shooting both bows. Within two months of buying...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-11-2005, 09:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,115
Posted By AK

RE: Bow Prices SUCK!!!!!!!

Man, Chalk up another reason why I love selfbows so much! Materials for a new bow cost me as little a $5, and I can make a new one at any time to suit. :);)

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Forum: The Archives
09-27-2004, 03:50 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 182,603
Posted By AK

RE: Cool Hunting Pictures 2004

Our trip's many highlights included this moment when we lured bull caribou in from 400 yards, using a shed antler we found moments earlier. We couldn't bring him closer than 50 yards, which was...
Forum: The Archives
09-27-2004, 03:44 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 182,603
Posted By AK

RE: Cool Hunting Pictures 2004

Bowhunting in Alaska a few weeks ago. The haze is from smoke that blew down from record forest fires near Fairbanks. The Mulchatna River flows in the background.

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Forum: Bowhunting
08-20-2004, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By AK

RE: What do you use for practice with broadheads?

Foam broadhead practice targets, old 3-D targets, sand mounds, soft earth mounds, groundhogs, etc...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-13-2004, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,205
Posted By AK

RE: Is SHINING illegal where you live?

In PA, spotlighting is legal year-round between sunrise and 11 pm, except during the general (gun) deer season. You cannot be in possession of a bow or gun, and cannot shine your light onto...
Forum: Technical
07-06-2004, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By AK

RE: How fast is fast enough?

I've been gracefully arcing wooden arrows through deer for years at 150 fps.
Forum: Technical
07-01-2004, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,977
Posted By AK

RE: Cleaning arrows after a pass through

Through small game...I clean them up with warm water and steam the feathers back to shape if neccessary.

For big game...I retire them. :)

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Forum: Bowhunting
06-25-2004, 07:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,334
Posted By AK

RE: where is all the PA boow hunters from

I live in Palmyra (near Hershey, PA) and hunt locally for the most part.

PA Hardwoods, I've been by the Carsonville Hotel. Looks like a scary place to eat, but I've heard the food is good. My...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-30-2004, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By AK

RE: How quiet can you setup your summit?

I think the cable stops sound like a slam bar as they bang through the aluminum frame. Even the normal banging when taking the stand off my back and getting it on the tree make me cringe. I've...
Forum: Black Powder
05-27-2004, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,417
Posted By AK

RE: Inline or Traditional

I got into muzzleloading because I had an appreciation of the history and wanted to learn the skills neccessary to become proficient as those before us. Also wanted a challenging way to hunt. ...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-10-2004, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By AK

RE: Nothin' but words.....

Passionate...for bowhunting
Respectful...of nature, people, and property
Reverant...of nature and those who have walked before us
Observant...of all sights, sounds, and smells.
...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-10-2004, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By AK

RE: shooting instinctively

Like the others have said, form is everything. Or perhaps more accurately, consistency is everything. G. Fred Asbell's, "Instinctive Shooting II" is teaches this form of shooting well. Also, the...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-10-2004, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By AK

RE: Flu Flu fletching?

My preference is to use normal hunting fletching for squirrels. Flu-flu's are helpful for preventing arrow loss on arial shots, but I've had many squirrles dodge their noisy flight. I usually carry...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-07-2004, 05:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,476
Posted By AK

RE: Do we "owe" it to anything/anyone to be accurate shots ?

Regardless of what you shoot and how well or poorly you shoot, you'll do your quarry and yourself a great service by only taking shots that you are confident with...be it a rifle at 400 yds, a...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-07-2004, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By AK

RE: Same arrows for hunting and 3d?

I do all of my shooting under the pretext of "hunting". Whether it's 3-D's, targets, or stumping, I always use heavy weight, strong, large fletched hunting arrows. I really don't care how well I...
Forum: Technical
05-07-2004, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By AK

RE: pass through shots

I used mechanicals for a while (~270 fps), but the crummy penetration and mangled heads I realized steered me back towards fixed blades. I used many styles of heads and finally came to the...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-03-2004, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By AK

RE: Any flint knappers out there?

Knapping is one part of traditional archery that I haven't gotten around to learning yet. I did practice a little pressure flaking the other evening, but I have a long way to go before I can make...
Forum: Technical
04-14-2004, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By AK

RE: Vertical Spine-Bareshafts

This actually falls right in line with something I've noticed time and time again. That being, stiffer shafts need to be nocked lower than weaker shafts. When you switched to lighter points, the...
04-06-2004, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By AK

RE: Favorite Broadhead

Wensel Woodsmans and trade points.
Forum: Technical
04-06-2004, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,317
Posted By AK

RE: I've got a Woodie™

Neat! Purpleheart is a beautiful wood. My wife's longbow has a purpleheart riser that contrasts wonderfully with its elm limbs. Purpleheart also makes an exceptionally heavy and tough hunting...
Forum: Technical
04-06-2004, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By AK

RE: Straight arrows

I've also noticed that a bend or crook near the point has much less affect on arrow flight/impact than one at the nock. So I do the same thing with my wooden shafts. The straightest end gets the...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-06-2004, 06:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,248
Posted By AK

RE: How many broadhead tipped arrows do you take hunting?

Anywhere from 3 to 7 broadheads for whitetails, depending on how heavy I want to load up on squirrel blunts. ;)
Forum: Bowhunting
04-05-2004, 05:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,613
Posted By AK

RE: Scent lok-who has never spent a dime on it?

I say damn the stuff if it does work, damn it if it does not. ;)

First, I have my own doubts as to the adsorption properties of charcoal suits, particularly after repeated wearings. We use...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-26-2004, 05:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,700
Posted By AK

RE: would you "fix" a broken point on a buck you shot ?

No way, wouldn't think of it! I like to remember them as I killed them. A broken point shouldn't diminish your admiration or enjoyment of the mount. If anything, it should add some mystique! I...
03-23-2004, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,315
Posted By AK

RE: which Binoculars

Just tonight, I bought a pair of Nikon Monarch ATB 10x42 binocs. ($260 w/ store coupon.) I compared them against comparably priced Baush & Lomb, Bushnell, and Pentax brands. The Monarch's were...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-17-2004, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,612
Posted By AK

RE: pictures of arrow

Here are some ash arrows done with acrylic paints.

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Forum: Bowhunting
03-09-2004, 09:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,376
Posted By AK

RE: Would you still bowhunt..........

Longbows and plaid...Hehe, Believe or not, there are alot of us who wouldn't hunt any other way. :D I've actually noticed a trend in the last few years among the stickbow community to deliberately...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-21-2004, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By AK

RE: Arrow Weight

My low spine, lightweight cedar arrows come in around 500 grns. (Only use them for off-season practice with lighter 50-55# bows.)

I build my fir, larch, birch, and ash hunting arrows to 620...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-15-2004, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By AK

RE: Bitzenburger or BPE

I have both, and both are great. The BPE is more adjustable, if you want that; but the Bitz is more rugged and simple, and doesn't have little set screw/plastic stops to lose. It is significantly...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-15-2004, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By AK

RE: my first bow buck

Nice deer. He looks handsome up on your wall. Congrats man!
01-14-2004, 10:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,691
Posted By AK

RE: Pass up deer?

I hold no prejudice towards small deer. In the heavily hunted woodlots of south central PA, I'm more than happy for opportunities at any deer.
Forum: Bowhunting
01-14-2004, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,207
Posted By AK

RE: How many of you would like to do this

Authur nailed it. Wooden bows have been been used to feed and fight for the last 50,000+ years (as evidenced by radio carbon dating bow fragments recovered in European bogs.) Fiberglass laminated...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-14-2004, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By AK

RE: Looking for a quiver alternative>>>???

Belle, I've used Jack Bower's "Chief" shoulder-slung side quiver for the last 3 years and love it. It's so well made that I fully expect my 4-yr old son will be able to use it some day long after...
01-13-2004, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By AK

RE: Still Hunting

I hunt from the ground most of the time. Conditions permitting, I REALLY enjoy stillhunting. It's a more difficult game, though the excitement doesn't compare with sitting in a tree. I spook my...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-08-2004, 04:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,488
Posted By AK

RE: Hunt downwind or buy all the fancy scent free stuff?

I have serious doubts as to the actual effectiveness of charcoal suits, particularly after they've been worn a few times. Such marketing marvels are certainly not requirements for getting within bow...
12-31-2003, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By AK

RE: Couple O' Questions

I wouldn't neccessarily expect passthroughs every time, but your setup will do quite well at killing deer . Just stay away from the dense shoulder muscles and bone, as that will impede penetration. ...
Forum: Technical
12-31-2003, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By AK

RE: Feather shooters

I use 5-1/2" mostly, but used 6" feathers last year.

Slight overkill perhaps, but I shoot my arrows from many different bows and the extra length keeps them flying true from all of them. They...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-27-2003, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By AK

RE: Got a Nice Fat Doe the other day........

That stinks. Glad you're alright.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-27-2003, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By AK

RE: Small Game

Old broadheads, judo's, and blunts work fine, or you can mount an ordinary washer or adder point behind your field point. You can even slip/glue an empty .38 cal brass shell casing over the end of...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-27-2003, 05:39 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 27,455
Posted By AK

RE: Annual broadhead success poll

Don't think I added last month's 2nd doe taken with a 135 grn "tradepoint", handmade from a circular saw blade. Passthrough and 80 yd recovery.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-27-2003, 05:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,264
Posted By AK

RE: would you cut a deers throat?

I've heard of too many guys getting hurt doing that. At least one fellow had a tooth kicked out. I have an uncle who straddled a wounded buck and brought his knife to its throat, before the buck...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-20-2003, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By AK

RE: What is your best skill???

Observing deer movements, making educated guesses on where they'll be, and being flexible on going to them. Also, being able to stay in one peice at the moment of truth.

Above all though, I...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-19-2003, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By AK

RE: Two, three, or four blade

Regardless of two or three blades, I MUCH prefer to use broadheads of a one-piece, resharpenable design. They are significantly stronger than replacement blade heads, meaning the blades stay put to...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-14-2003, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By AK

RE: why would neone ??????

The first time you dig broadhead fragments from a shallow wound channel, you'll appreciate the integrity of fixed blade heads. [:o]
Forum: Bowhunting
12-14-2003, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By AK

RE: compound or traditional

Same bow as I'm shooting it in. I made this one as a gift and tillered it to 28". My normal draw is only 25", so I had to stretch out just to shoot it from a 27" draw. :D Man, does that sinew put...
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