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Forum: Crossbows
06-04-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By Wingbone

In my opinion, yes they're too light. My bolts,...

In my opinion, yes they're too light. My bolts, with broadheads are in the 450 gr. catagory. I'd be uncomfortable with lighter bolts. Speed will get you kenetic energy. But mass will get you...
Forum: Technical
05-31-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Wingbone

Unless your bow is an entirely wooden self-bow,...

Unless your bow is an entirely wooden self-bow, and is dried out, I can think of no reason to put linseed oil on it. Linseed oil is used to preserve raw wood. Any composite or laminated limbed bow or...
05-15-2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By Wingbone

You didn't mention wind. I have found that a...

You didn't mention wind. I have found that a crosswind when you're shooting will affect the pattern. That's the only thing that I can think of that's variable enough to do that.
05-13-2020, 02:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 805
Posted By Wingbone

In WI it's illegal to hunt deer with dogs....

In WI it's illegal to hunt deer with dogs. However, it is legal to track wounded deer with them. I used my dog to find a poorly hit doe several years ago. It's a fairly common practice.
05-08-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Wingbone

Sorry, You're right. I took his description...

Sorry, You're right. I took his description literally.
05-07-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Wingbone

I'm talking about pine plantations here. Rows...

I'm talking about pine plantations here. Rows upon rows of neatly spaced white or red pine trees, planted strictly for fiber production. No ground cover, just a thick layer of pine needles. You can...
05-07-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Wingbone

The thinner timber will cause deer to adjust...

The thinner timber will cause deer to adjust their activity. They don't like exposure and will move through the thickest cover they can. Watch for new trails being developed as they go around the...
04-25-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Wingbone

I've hunted them under all weather conditions....

I've hunted them under all weather conditions. Opening day this year had 6" of new snow and 10 deg. at sunup. And they were gobbling lustily. I've shot em in the rain, fog and in the sun and in the...
04-22-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Wingbone

I guess it depends on your definition of "cold"....

I guess it depends on your definition of "cold". To me cold weather means there won't be rain. Warm gear and waterprooof are incompatible. Good cold weather gear has to breathe. Build up of moisture...
04-19-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Wingbone

Many guns pattern better with 3" than 3.5"...

Many guns pattern better with 3" than 3.5" loads
04-13-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Wingbone

Next week's trip to South Dakota has been...

Next week's trip to South Dakota has been canceled. No turkey camp in May this year. We'll hunt from home.
Forum: Bowhunting
04-11-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By Wingbone

So, what happens if there is a non-lethal hit? It...

So, what happens if there is a non-lethal hit? It seems to me that the animal is carrying the nock around and would be subject to infection at the entrance site.
Forum: Crossbows
04-10-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Wingbone

One thing I'd recommend, if you don't have one...

One thing I'd recommend, if you don't have one already, is a sling. My sling makes hauling the bow in and out of the woods much easier. I've also found that wrapping up in the sling much as you would...
Forum: Reloading
04-08-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By Wingbone

I don't load for maximum performance. I load for...

I don't load for maximum performance. I load for accuracy. "You can't miss 'em fast enough to kill 'em". I have found that very seldom does a maximum or near maximum load turn out to be the most...
03-24-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Wingbone

What he said.

What he said.
03-19-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Wingbone

Yup, that's them. You're good.

Yup, that's them. You're good.
03-18-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Wingbone

If you are talking about the old style 12 ga....

If you are talking about the old style 12 ga. traditional foster-type "rifled" slugs, yes it's absolutely safe to fire them in your gun. They may not be vary accurate, but you or your gun won't be in...
03-11-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Wingbone

In a full moon they can see you coming if you are...

In a full moon they can see you coming if you are in the open. It may take a couple of days. Get as close as possible, listen for gobbling and determine which way they go after flydown. The next day,...
01-16-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By Wingbone

One thing that I've found is that, during the...

One thing that I've found is that, during the course of the year, the current food source changes. Farm crops, acorns, wild fruits, browse, all have their seasons. As various local favorites become...
01-10-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Wingbone

I will concede a valid point. But can you?

I will concede a valid point. But can you?
Forum: Guns
12-18-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Wingbone

Not legal for hunting here. Have no use for one.

Not legal for hunting here. Have no use for one.
Forum: Guns
12-18-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,309
Posted By Wingbone

Back attcha Jake.

Back attcha Jake.
Forum: Guns
12-18-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,309
Posted By Wingbone

Got this doe last week. 100 yards in a snow...

Got this doe last week. 100 yards in a snow storm. Took the top of her heart off.
12-02-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By Wingbone

I have never found properly cared for venison to...

I have never found properly cared for venison to have a "gamey" flavor no matter where it comes from and what time of year it is harvested. I suspect that "gamey"-ness can be prevented by cooling the...
Forum: Crossbows
11-18-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Wingbone

The serving is the portion of the bowstring...

The serving is the portion of the bowstring wrapped with finer string.
11-18-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,434
Posted By Wingbone

There is no down-side to shooting your rifle. A...

There is no down-side to shooting your rifle. A lot of hunters don't shoot enough. Shooting well is an ephemeral skill. The only way to maintain it is to practice. They probably won't have a lead...
Forum: Crossbows
11-11-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Wingbone

Put some on a Q-tip and lightly lube the rails...

Put some on a Q-tip and lightly lube the rails where the bolt will ride. You can also use it to wax your cables and string.
10-27-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Wingbone

Probably not in the near future. Put it this way,...

Probably not in the near future. Put it this way, You'd feel worse if you had wounded it. The way it is, you may get another crack at him.
Forum: Crossbows
10-26-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Wingbone

Google is your friend. Barnett Revolution cables

Google is your friend.
Barnett Revolution cables
10-26-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Wingbone

The one and only shot that I took at a deer with...

The one and only shot that I took at a deer with a rage broadhead, was at a buck at about a 60 degree angle going away at about 35 yards. All I know is the broadhead skated off his ribs and stuck in...
Forum: Guns
10-20-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By Wingbone

The incident you sited sounds to me more like...

The incident you sited sounds to me more like experience vs. inexperience rather than gun versus gun. Having said that, for me the ability to hit what you are shooting at trumps everything else....
10-15-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,104
Posted By Wingbone

I have found that shooting off the shelf makes it...

I have found that shooting off the shelf makes it easier to shoot instinctive accurately. It puts the arrow right above your knuckle. Shooting becomes more like pointing your index finger. When shot...
10-15-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,063
Posted By Wingbone

I'd hunt trails in a popup or ground blind near...

I'd hunt trails in a popup or ground blind near the downwind edge of the area. With only a few acres, you can't go into it vary far without flushing everything out.
10-10-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Wingbone

Welcome to the forum. A guy can learn a lot here.

Welcome to the forum. A guy can learn a lot here.
10-07-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By Wingbone

Get a good one. A good rifle is an investment....

Get a good one. A good rifle is an investment. Get the best one you can afford, same for the scope. You want a scope that holds zero. With firearms, you get what you pay for. You want one that's...
Forum: Blades
10-07-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,377
Posted By Wingbone

At home I have a series of stones from coarse to...

At home I have a series of stones from coarse to fine, used with oil. In the field, I carry a small, fairly fine stone and use whatever moisture is handy, (usually spit) to float it. The trick I've...
Forum: Off Season
10-07-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By Wingbone

The legs aren't long enough to be a wolf....

The legs aren't long enough to be a wolf. Definately coyote.
10-07-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By Wingbone

Both Tikka and Savage are known for their...

Both Tikka and Savage are known for their accuracy. The 6.5 CM is an capable round for deer, but there are others. If you don't reload, be sure you can readily obtain ammunition. Good choices. Go...
09-20-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By Wingbone

I always thought these were a good idea. We used...

I always thought these were a good idea. We used to turkey hunt on a tightly fenced farm. If I was still hunting that farm, I'd have these:
T-post steps...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-14-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Wingbone

A good friend of mine, who was a serious bear...

A good friend of mine, who was a serious bear hunter, would run a load of bait in to a stand, then would take his sweaty t-shirt off and put it up in the stand. They'd get used to his scent. He had a...
Forum: Technical
09-09-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Wingbone

I would say "none". Broadhead needs to be...

I would say "none". Broadhead needs to be sharpened after every use. Shaft should be at least inspected for straightness and /or damage. I've killed as many as 4 deer with the same arrow before...
09-08-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By Wingbone

It's how certain timber stands are managed, such...

It's how certain timber stands are managed, such as aspen/red maple. Around here aspen will live about 30 years and then will start dying and falling over. They all get marketable at the same time....
Forum: Technical
09-08-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Wingbone

Welcome to the forum. The shafts themselves can...

Welcome to the forum. The shafts themselves can be used indefinitely as long as they are straight, or in the case of carbon, not compromised. The bolts are usually short and stout enough so that...
09-03-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By Wingbone

This is a unique opportunity for you. As soon as...

This is a unique opportunity for you. As soon as they are done logging, open up trails to funnel the deer where you want them to go. The old trails have been obliterated. The deer are lazy and will...
08-10-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Wingbone

The wet spring was rough on chicks. Lots of...

The wet spring was rough on chicks. Lots of do-overs. The toms were gobbling yet in July.
07-12-2019, 03:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,148
Posted By Wingbone

I find that most of them are nothing more than...

I find that most of them are nothing more than infomercials. Their main purpose seems to be selling or promoting something rather than being informative or entertaining.
Forum: Reloading
06-11-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,511
Posted By Wingbone

Any bullet in that weight class should work.

Any bullet in that weight class should work.
05-22-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Wingbone

Good luck.

Good luck.
05-18-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By Wingbone

Dead Turkey

Dead Turkey
05-16-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Wingbone

What I've noticed, hunting the first week and now...

What I've noticed, hunting the first week and now this last week, is the lack of interference by hens. We found a lot of birds that were alone and open to seeing what that "hen" over there looks...
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