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12-23-2010, 02:44 PM
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Views: 3,765
Posted By StraightArrowNY

Old Ben Pearson Longbow

Hey guys,

This past spring my wife and I took a trip to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. We stopped at an antique shop in Maryland that had a pair of old Ben Pearson Longbows for sale. Now,...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-10-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By StraightArrowNY

I like them, but I'm not picky when it comes to...

I like them, but I'm not picky when it comes to treestands. I need something safe that will get me 15-20 ft in the air and have enough room for me to stand on.

If you want comfort or other...
12-10-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,505
Posted By StraightArrowNY

You must have been sitting on somebody's couch to...

You must have been sitting on somebody's couch to have 40 extra lbs to lose.
Forum: Northeast
11-30-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By StraightArrowNY

That's right. You can hunt with your bow in any...

That's right. You can hunt with your bow in any season, but you can only use your archery tags during those designated seasons. So, until the late archery/muzzleloader season opens up, you'll need...
11-28-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By StraightArrowNY

It's tough to recommend a slug. Different guns...

It's tough to recommend a slug. Different guns will like different slugs. I'd go buy 4 or 5 different slugs. Just the small box of 5. Shoot 3 of each slug, switching targets between brands. ...
11-28-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By StraightArrowNY

If it has choke tubes, I'd switch to an improved...

If it has choke tubes, I'd switch to an improved cylinder. If not, you should be fine with a modified. It won't be as accurate as an improved cylinder, but you should be fine. Just make sure you...
11-28-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By StraightArrowNY

What is considered a "cold snap in FL"?..... Just...

What is considered a "cold snap in FL"?..... Just curious. How cold was it?
11-25-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By StraightArrowNY

It's not the smooth vs rifled barrel that I'm...

It's not the smooth vs rifled barrel that I'm referring to. It's the choke that many bird hunting guns come in. The purpose of a choke tube is to constrict the shot as it leaves the barrel of the...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-25-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By StraightArrowNY

My first thought was racoon as well. All of...

My first thought was racoon as well. All of those sticks in the picture made me laugh out loud. You've got pretty good aim w/ a stick!
11-25-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,165
Posted By StraightArrowNY

I thought about he & his wife as well. But is he...

I thought about he & his wife as well. But is he "famous for his calls"?
11-25-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,165
Posted By StraightArrowNY

I was thinking the same thing. Actually, it's 13...

I was thinking the same thing. Actually, it's 13 on 200 acres. The original poster and 12 others.

Now that I think about it, I'm not sure who scared the deer off. The 13 people crammed into...
11-25-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,165
Posted By StraightArrowNY

Ok, I'll play..... Does his last name start with...

Ok, I'll play..... Does his last name start with a "P"? The name I'm thinking of isn't really "italian sounding" but then again, you're horrible at this game.

Would you be this reticent if you...
11-24-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By StraightArrowNY

The gun at the pawn shop sounds like a decent...

The gun at the pawn shop sounds like a decent deal. I believe that gun does have interchangeable barrels. If so, check to see how much a slug barrel would be and do your comparison from there.
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11-24-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By StraightArrowNY

A very good piece of advice for anybody that...

A very good piece of advice for anybody that shoots a combo.... Never shoot slugs out of your bird barrel!

I saw a few barrels in a gun shop that were scary. Fortunately, it's easy to tell the...
11-24-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By StraightArrowNY

Many areas here in NY are shotgun only. So yes,...

Many areas here in NY are shotgun only. So yes, they are very effective. If you only want one gun for now, the one you're thinking about is a good choice. Although if you plan to hunt varmints,...
Forum: Technical
11-24-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By StraightArrowNY

I don't think it matters which way your arrows...

I don't think it matters which way your arrows spin, as long as all of your arrows spin in the same direction.
11-24-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 34,461
Posted By StraightArrowNY

I don't worry about getting all of the silverskin...

I don't worry about getting all of the silverskin off before I grind. You should pay more attention to the fat.... the white "chalky" stuff. This stuff will make your venison tast bad. As I'm...
11-18-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,640
Posted By StraightArrowNY

Great story! And..... I'm jealous of your kid's...

Great story! And..... I'm jealous of your kid's buck.

Congrats to you and your son!
11-18-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,934
Posted By StraightArrowNY

Perhaps he will. But I hope he would continue to...

Perhaps he will. But I hope he would continue to read. I thought you, of all people, would "get it"

Let's re-direct this conversation to your new thread. It's more appropriate there.
11-18-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By StraightArrowNY

Every harness I've worn, including the free ones...

Every harness I've worn, including the free ones that come with all tree stands that are purchased include instructions. These instructions are very clear. You attach the harness to the tree at a...
11-18-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,934
Posted By StraightArrowNY

The point was that while I have read many of his...

The point was that while I have read many of his posts, only one got a negative response or any direct response at all. Anybody keeping score based on the limited information available would say...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,585
Posted By StraightArrowNY

Cool thread. I don't have any pics of my sets,...

Cool thread. I don't have any pics of my sets, but I'll try to get some this weekend.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By StraightArrowNY

First off.... Relax.. Second.... That sucks...

First off.... Relax..

Second.... That sucks that you wasted a hunt with your daughter. Go talk to the "kids"..... Work it out. Your willingness to approach them on the situation may discourage...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,074
Posted By StraightArrowNY

I'll start w/ a little disclaimer..... I don't...

I'll start w/ a little disclaimer..... I don't own any LW stands, nor do I hunt from any climbing treestands.

OK, before you go buy any other parts from LW, I would contact them with your issue....
11-18-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,934
Posted By StraightArrowNY

I'm extremely sorry to hear about your friend and...

I'm extremely sorry to hear about your friend and his son. I know how hard it is to lose somebody that close. I'm sorry, I haven't heard anything regarding the situation.



Halfbaked.... ...
11-18-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,150
Posted By StraightArrowNY

What state do you hunt in? Perhaps you could get...

What state do you hunt in? Perhaps you could get more help from other hunters in that state if you solicited their experiences as well.

Have you checked the ratio with your state and/or county? ...
11-18-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,467
Posted By StraightArrowNY

I won't comment on the first part of your post. ...

I won't comment on the first part of your post. I think everybody has right to make a living as long as it's legal. And everybody has there own idea of what a "trophy" is...... Ok so I will...
Forum: Northeast
11-17-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,303
Posted By StraightArrowNY

I bought a trail camera and a hunting blind from...

I bought a trail camera and a hunting blind from the bargain cave. Both were in great condition and work great. The hunting blind was just a floor model but I bought if for about 40% of the...
Forum: Northeast
11-11-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By StraightArrowNY

I'm seeing the same thing where I hunt in Tioga...

I'm seeing the same thing where I hunt in Tioga County. None of the bucks I saw were chasing. But they all had somewhere to go. I had to yell to get one of them to stop.

Seems weird to yell...
11-11-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By StraightArrowNY

Well if it's just a new boyfriend, don't give up...

Well if it's just a new boyfriend, don't give up on it just yet. As soon as that relationship is over, you know he and his buddy are done hunting there.

Just make a few trips a year there to...
11-11-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 27,805
Posted By StraightArrowNY

It really works great. The hopper is the issue. ...

It really works great. The hopper is the issue. I had to feed it as fast as I could to keep up w/ the drill.

I no longer need to use this method. My wife got a KitchenAid (the big one) for her...
11-10-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 27,805
Posted By StraightArrowNY

It takes me about 5 hours to butcher and package...

It takes me about 5 hours to butcher and package a deer. I've seen people do it quicker, but they just bone it out make sausage.




iSnipe,

I have a hand grinder that I modified into a...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-10-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By StraightArrowNY

Do a search for GIS systems in the county you ...

Do a search for GIS systems in the county you plan to hunt. Here in NY many counties have interactive mappers that will show property lines, what sources, building structures, roads, etc. Most of...
11-09-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By StraightArrowNY

I would not use a decoy during a rifle season. ...

I would not use a decoy during a rifle season.

But if I wasn't worried about getting shot at I'd place it upwind of my location at a distance of about 50% of my effective range and in a location...
11-09-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,482
Posted By StraightArrowNY

.35 Rem out of a Marlin 336 where rifle is legal....

.35 Rem out of a Marlin 336 where rifle is legal. Remington 870 12 gauge in shotgun only areas.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-09-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,782
Posted By StraightArrowNY

Wifey was looking over your shoulder while you...

Wifey was looking over your shoulder while you typed this, huh?

Just kidding. Great buck! Stories like yours are what keep me passing on the little guys.
11-09-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By StraightArrowNY

That's what hunting is all about.. If they...

That's what hunting is all about.. If they travelled the same routes every single day they wouldn't survive very long. Humans aren't the only predator that can pattern it's prey.

At least...
11-09-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,029
Posted By StraightArrowNY

I think much of the water they ingest comes from...

I think much of the water they ingest comes from the food they eat. Almost everything they eat, or prefer to eat, is a live plant. Most plants need to be very hydrated to survive.

On hot days,...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-08-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,327
Posted By StraightArrowNY

What do you mean a "strap slipped"? Did this...

What do you mean a "strap slipped"? Did this happen while you were in the tree?
11-08-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By StraightArrowNY

Really? Is it common for fawns to come that late...

Really? Is it common for fawns to come that late down there?

I've never seen one this late up here. I'm sure it wouldn't survive the winters up here anyway. I always like to see fawns, but if...
11-08-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,005
Posted By StraightArrowNY

Great post to get this thread back on track. ...

Great post to get this thread back on track. Anybody that's ever had to deal with the public will tell you that there is always somebody that will find something wrong with everything they pay you...
11-08-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By StraightArrowNY

So..... Are you going back to look? I only ask...

So..... Are you going back to look? I only ask because this last statement you made makes it sound like you're done looking.

It sounds to me like you've got a dead deer somewhere. He may not...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-05-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By StraightArrowNY

You're right! All the old guys I know are always...

You're right! All the old guys I know are always so nice and polite. And of course they would never curse.

This mess we're in as a "society"? It's all the kid's fault.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-05-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,467
Posted By StraightArrowNY

A Tree Saddle might be worth considering as well....

A Tree Saddle might be worth considering as well. I'm going to be getting the Lone Wolf Climbing Sticks for mine next year. I find it's much more versatile than a climber. The saddle certainly...
11-05-2009, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By StraightArrowNY

I didn't read where he told us how old Dan is. ...

I didn't read where he told us how old Dan is.

My local Gander Mountain has 3 archery techs that I trust more than any small shop around. The problem is that there are times when none of them...
Forum: Technical
10-30-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,105
Posted By StraightArrowNY

Of course... My mistake.

Of course... My mistake.
10-29-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,757
Posted By StraightArrowNY

This will happen sooner or later. The problem...

This will happen sooner or later. The problem is, this guy will most likely blame the deer.

He's got alot of guts to do this sort of thing. At best, this is borderline legal. The fact that he...
10-29-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,303
Posted By StraightArrowNY

That looks pretty nasty. I don't know anything...

That looks pretty nasty. I don't know anything about it, but I do know that if I ever use the words "mucus sack" while describing meat, I'm not going to eat that meat......

Did you eat any yet?
Forum: Technical
10-29-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,105
Posted By StraightArrowNY

This isn't referring to cross bows. This is...

This isn't referring to cross bows. This is referring to compound bows.

But to answer your question, just about anything you put on your string, slows it down. The slower the string, the...
Forum: Technical
10-29-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By StraightArrowNY

I think there are two reasons that ranges don't...

I think there are two reasons that ranges don't allow broadheads. First it's a safety issue and therefore a creates liability for the range. Secondly, they tear up the targets pretty fast.

The...
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