HuntingNet.com Forums - Search Results

Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

 
Search: Posts Made By: Michlw39
Showing results 1 to 50 of 127
Search took 0.05 seconds.
Forum: Crossbows
09-19-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By Michlw39

My Barnett is pretty loud, but it has no effect...

My Barnett is pretty loud, but it has no effect on the deer (if you're worried about them jumping the shot or something like that). The arrow travels so fast that it really doesn't matter.

I've...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-22-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By Michlw39

It happens to everyone at some point or another....

It happens to everyone at some point or another. Keep your chin up.
Forum: Guns
11-22-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,385
Posted By Michlw39

I hunt in thicker cover here in Michigan, so I...

I hunt in thicker cover here in Michigan, so I can't tell you how far the gun will shoot as I haven't had to shoot it over 100 yards for a kill. Love the gun. Love it. Love it. Love it. I have a...
11-06-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Michlw39

Congrats on the doe! That's great--and some good...

Congrats on the doe! That's great--and some good eating.

If you liked the 243 you should consider sticking with that. It's a good all-around gun. A rifle is such a personal thing and preference...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-05-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By Michlw39

I have an Ameristep Doghouse and one of their G-3...

I have an Ameristep Doghouse and one of their G-3 blinds. I've shot three deer out of the Doghouse, one out of the G-3 (simply haven't had it as long as the Dog).

I like the G-3 best of all...
11-05-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By Michlw39

Hunt with the wind in your favor and you never...

Hunt with the wind in your favor and you never have to worry about spending money on all that useless "scent cover" crap. If the wind's wrong, it doesn't work anyway. And if the wind's right, you...
Forum: Crossbows
11-02-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By Michlw39

That's a fine slab of meat there....

That's a fine slab of meat there. Congratulations!

That's very strange it went that far given where you hit it. The last deer I hit like that only went 100 feet. Was there much of a blood trail?
11-01-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,532
Posted By Michlw39

I've field-dressed a lot of deer. I've watched...

I've field-dressed a lot of deer. I've watched others do it various ways over the years. This video is by far the BEST way I've seen of doing it. Did it this exact way on my last deer--love it.
...
Forum: Blades
10-30-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,194
Posted By Michlw39

Your ONE quartering/de-boning knife

Hi, everyone:

I've processed a couple of deer so far this season, and I've come to the conclusion I need to upgrade my knives.

I use a Havalon for field dressing/skinning. No big problems...
Forum: Blades
10-30-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,454
Posted By Michlw39

I used a Havalon for the first time on my latest...

I used a Havalon for the first time on my latest deer. Worked pretty good on the gutting/skinning part. One thing I don't like about them is the mechanism that holds the blade in place gets all...
Forum: Crossbows
10-30-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 79,001
Posted By Michlw39

I hunt from the ground with mine. I sight the...

I hunt from the ground with mine. I sight the scope in with the top line on at 20 yards. That's it. I'm done.

I've taken four deer with that setup in the last two years.

I don't get into all...
10-29-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,833
Posted By Michlw39

Shot a deer two days ago that got within 20 feet...

Shot a deer two days ago that got within 20 feet of me. Never had a clue I was there. Why? The wind was in my face. What was I wearing? About $5 worth of thrift-store clothes :biggrin:

And *gasp*...
10-29-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,833
Posted By Michlw39

If the wind is wrong, thousands of dollars worth...

If the wind is wrong, thousands of dollars worth of useless scent-resistant products (clothes, sprays, soap, etc. etc. etc.) won't help you. Won't.

BUT if you hunt the wind right, you can pick...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,644
Posted By Michlw39

Bingo. On a pass-through shot, mechanicals...

Bingo.

On a pass-through shot, mechanicals will close back up (or at least partially). I dropped a doe in its tracks with NAP Spitfire a couple of weeks ago. Pass through shot. Did a number on the...
Forum: Guns
10-21-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By Michlw39

Thanks for the input, everyone. I appreciate it.

Thanks for the input, everyone. I appreciate it.
10-21-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,055
Posted By Michlw39

It's amazing to me how we've been programmed by...

It's amazing to me how we've been programmed by television shows and product hucksters to believe that unless we have hundreds of dollars worth of scent-block products and get into our blinds at 4...
10-21-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By Michlw39

Deer will get used to anything that is routine ...

Deer will get used to anything that is routine

If an army tank regularly drives through the property where you hunt, they'll get used to that. If it's not a regular occurrence and it's something...
10-21-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,524
Posted By Michlw39

Way to go! That's a fine shot and some fine...

Way to go! That's a fine shot and some fine eating there :party0005:
Forum: Guns
10-20-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By Michlw39

Left-handed question

My 4-year-old is left handed. He tends to hold his toy guns that way as well.

My 9-year-old is right-handed and will start deer hunting next fall. I'd like to buy him a gun that I can then hand...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-19-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Michlw39

It unfortunately happens from time to time. At...

It unfortunately happens from time to time. At least you recovered the deer.
10-19-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By Michlw39

Well, what about cutting out the funky spots the...

Well, what about cutting out the funky spots the same as you would blood spots?
Forum: Bowhunting
10-18-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,644
Posted By Michlw39

Even if a mechanical didn't deploy...

Even if a mechanical didn't deploy properly...wouldn't a good shot STILL bleed a deer out?

I don't get it. My Dad used to drop deer in their tracks with a .22 mag.

I've shot four deer with...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-17-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By Michlw39

I dropped a doe IN ITS TRACKS last week with a...

I dropped a doe IN ITS TRACKS last week with a NAP Spitfire (crossbow). Blew out the lungs and took out the opposite shoulder. Dropped right there and quickly bled out.

When I skinned her out...
Forum: Crossbows
10-16-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 121,823
Posted By Michlw39

see my posts in the quad 400 thread. The problem...

see my posts in the quad 400 thread. The problem is that it's illogical to use anecdotal stories and apply that single story across the whole. That's just ridiculous.

A LOT of what goes on is...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-15-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,768
Posted By Michlw39

Each family is different. The key is to...

Each family is different. The key is to communicate and sit down with your spouse ahead of time and figure out the give and take. What works for Family A might not work for Family B.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-15-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,715
Posted By Michlw39

Bingo. I've dropped three deer with NAP...

Bingo.

I've dropped three deer with NAP Spitfires. Totally botched a 4th shot. On the botched shot, the SETUP was perfect but obviously I didn't make a perfect shot! I pulled it or something.
...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-15-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,715
Posted By Michlw39

I'm not suggesting this is the case in this...

I'm not suggesting this is the case in this particular situation, but I wonder how many times we blame our equipment for our own operator errors?

Case in point: last week I missed a shot on a...
Forum: Crossbows
10-14-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,874
Posted By Michlw39

Not sure what the price is of this one you're...

Not sure what the price is of this one you're looking to buy, but I'd recommend buying something new locally for your first bow. Service after the sale (to me) is very important for a new person.
...
Forum: Crossbows
10-14-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,217
Posted By Michlw39

I think if the overall weight of the bolt (with...

I think if the overall weight of the bolt (with the broadhead) falls within the weight guidelines recommended by the manufacturer, you're fine.

I don't see a problem shooting 125s in there. I...
10-14-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,411
Posted By Michlw39

I dropped one like that last week...she fell in...

I dropped one like that last week...she fell in the field and I backed the truck right up to her. Too easy.
10-13-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By Michlw39

That's some fine eating--much better table fare...

That's some fine eating--much better table fare than an old, tough monster buck, that's for sure! :s4:

Nice going.
Forum: Crossbows
10-13-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,181
Posted By Michlw39

...oh, and with the money I saved buying that bow...

...oh, and with the money I saved buying that bow I bought a smoker and a refrigerator for the garage.
Forum: Crossbows
10-13-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,181
Posted By Michlw39

Hey, haters: just dropped yet another deer with...

Hey, haters: just dropped yet another deer with my Quad 400 last night. And by "dropped," I mean IN ITS TRACKS.

Lol.

You guys go ahead and debate and bitch and badmouth. Me? I'm eating...
10-12-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By Michlw39

...I'd also add that big, mature bucks probably...

...I'd also add that big, mature bucks probably aren't as forgiving when it comes to our mistakes that announce our presence. But overall it's been my experience that you don't have to put a blind...
10-12-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By Michlw39

I'm not convinced it was your blind that changed...

I'm not convinced it was your blind that changed the pattern. It might just have been a coincidence. was their weather changes at the time you set up your blind?

I have a similar setup (Ameristep...
10-07-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,841
Posted By Michlw39

I concur on the methodical grid method for...

I concur on the methodical grid method for searching the field. It's a deer dead for sure--the only question that remains is if you can find it.
10-06-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By Michlw39

Interesting picture. Thanks for sharing. I really...

Interesting picture. Thanks for sharing. I really hope that's what I did. Of course, it was an easy shot and that brings up some embarrassing things for me to ponder--but I'd rather have that than a...
10-06-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By Michlw39

It's possible. I'm going to look more carefully...

It's possible. I'm going to look more carefully tomorrow for this type of thing. I did notice before the deer came out that not all my sight lines were as clear as they should be. It's funny the...
10-06-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By Michlw39

The arrow was broke off right at the beginning of...

The arrow was broke off right at the beginning of the fletchings. I found that small part of the arrow at a right angle about five feet from where the deer had been standing. I thought that was a...
10-06-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,841
Posted By Michlw39

See my thread ("What Happened on this Shot?") ...

See my thread ("What Happened on this Shot?")

Join the crowd :mad:

But that's disappointing when there's a good blood trail.
10-06-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By Michlw39

What happened on this shot?!

Crossbow hunting.

A broadside shot at a doe at about 15 yards (ground blind). I found lots of coarse white hair--and the fletching end of the bolt broke off (white hair at the break point on that...
09-27-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By Michlw39

Thanks for the tips and advice, guys. Good luck...

Thanks for the tips and advice, guys. Good luck to you all as well this season. Be safe and have fun.
09-25-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By Michlw39

Processing Tips and Time Limits

I process my own deer. I haven't had to "rush" this process most years as I've mostly hunted rifle season (Michigan) and temps are winter-like by that time.

But I'm crossbow hunting this year and...
09-11-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,044
Posted By Michlw39

Some of folks harping about baiting are some of...

Some of folks harping about baiting are some of the same folks who have no trouble with the "challenge" of shooting a buck on a fenced-in game preserve.

Watched such a show today. Ten minutes...
Forum: Crossbows
09-09-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 121,823
Posted By Michlw39

Year 2 of my Barnett Quad 400...love it, love it,...

Year 2 of my Barnett Quad 400...love it, love it, love it. I trust it completely. A lot of shots through it.
Forum: Crossbows
09-09-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,645
Posted By Michlw39

I'm another satisfied Spitfire guy (Barnett Quad...

I'm another satisfied Spitfire guy (Barnett Quad 400).
Forum: Crossbows
09-09-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,686
Posted By Michlw39

I think if you shoot fixed broadheads you'll need...

I think if you shoot fixed broadheads you'll need to use those to sight in--there will probably be a difference between your field points and the fixed broadhead.

If you use mechanicals, not so...
Forum: Crossbows
09-09-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By Michlw39

Just got a Delta Speed Bag on sale at Dunham's...

Just got a Delta Speed Bag on sale at Dunham's for $40...love it. I initially sighted in my crossbow at 15 yards (using field tips) and I was able to pull the arrows out with two fingers.
Forum: Crossbows
09-09-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,590
Posted By Michlw39

I use the NAP Spitfires. In my personal...

I use the NAP Spitfires. In my personal experience, they are devastating. They're also cheaper to buy than the RAGE and some others.
Forum: Crossbows
09-09-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,181
Posted By Michlw39

Love mine. Accurate as hell. Works great. ...

Love mine. Accurate as hell. Works great.

Not sure what others here are talking about. Lol.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 127
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.