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Forum: Bowhunting
02-01-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By bigpapa

1) what is your gender? Male 2) how old are...

1) what is your gender?
Male
2) how old are you?
36
3) what kind of bow hunting do you normally do?
white tail and turkey
4) what kind of bow do you prefure or use?
fast but effecient
5) what...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-01-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,450
Posted By bigpapa

I had a similar experience a few weeks ago. Went...

I had a similar experience a few weeks ago. Went into a local shop to check it out. They drove me right to the Mathews. I asked about the Bowtechs and they let me shoot the Destroyer but then put me...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-01-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By bigpapa

I called the shop this morning and talked to the...

I called the shop this morning and talked to the guy to ask a few more questions. I mentioned the 82nd and he said "ummm you were shooting a 101st not an 82nd. I'm out of the 82nd I have two 101st's...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-31-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By bigpapa

I really like the back wall of the 82nd and the...

I really like the back wall of the 82nd and the draw seemed fine for me. I guess the only hitch I have is that it's 75 more clams than the Limbsaver. Which in the long run is nothing. I just wanted...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-31-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By bigpapa

Lil help deciding

Ok. So I've been looking , shooting, looking, shooting...... For about 2 months now. I've narrowed it down to the Bowtech 82nd Airborne and the Limbsaver Dead Zone. You boys (or girls) have any 2...
Forum: Guns
12-23-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,831
Posted By bigpapa

.308 is a very accurate load and will work well...

.308 is a very accurate load and will work well on all North American Big Game given proper shot placement. That said the 7mm-08 was made for deer hunting. It is a pure deer cartridge. It has great...
Forum: Guns
12-23-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By bigpapa

I have been very happy with mine. I've had it for...

I have been very happy with mine. I've had it for 2 years now and no problems. Good turkey gun. Pretty basic. It's really a no frills hard working gun. I got mine as a back up for turkey season then...
Forum: Guns
12-23-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,986
Posted By bigpapa

O.K. so I'll be the realistic one in the crowd....

O.K. so I'll be the realistic one in the crowd. Dude I partied my ass off in college. I lost all of my scholarships within the first year and was only put through by the grace of my father who didn't...
Forum: Technical
12-23-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By bigpapa

Did you notice on the add with the police...

Did you notice on the add with the police officers in camo the second guy has his muzzle pointed at the lead guys right hand. Just saying thats gonna suck!!!
12-23-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,535
Posted By bigpapa

"Figures I just got set up and now I have to...

"Figures I just got set up and now I have to ****. Should I go ahead and **** out of my stand??? nope it can wait....dang I gotta go... nope I should wait... yea waiting would be best.... man it's...
12-22-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By bigpapa

Frustraiting Situation

So I have some land (about 45 acres) which I have hunted for the past 3 years. Great land lots of deer use it. No pressure other than myself on it. I can bow hunt only on it. Anyways, about a month...
12-16-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,928
Posted By bigpapa

90% of the time I hunt alone. The other 10% is...

90% of the time I hunt alone. The other 10% is when I take my lil' boy tree rat hunting. I will admit I have taken a friend twice this year. But usually that's not the case. I enjoy being alone to my...
12-12-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By bigpapa

If it's a camo pattern I've pretty much used it...

If it's a camo pattern I've pretty much used it until this year. I decided to buy the ASAT suit and give it a try. I won't be going back to anything else. Before the season started I was weary that...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-10-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,117
Posted By bigpapa

An arrow will come to a complete stop on a deer...

An arrow will come to a complete stop on a deer shoulder or richoche out away from vitals. You did the right thing. I'd go over the land next time you get a chance just to see if you can find the...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-10-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,109
Posted By bigpapa

I know this is an odd question and I don't mean...

I know this is an odd question and I don't mean to be rude but with shoulder problems have you thought about using a crossbow for your bow hunting and a light caliber (.243 perhaps) for your rifle...
12-10-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,825
Posted By bigpapa

I wear my ASAT suit no matter what. I want to be...

I wear my ASAT suit no matter what. I want to be a ghost in the woods. I don't want them to see me, hear me, smell me, or even feel like I was ever there. I have a closet full of gear that I wear...
12-10-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,090
Posted By bigpapa

Honestly, it's not too much to say in this...

Honestly, it's not too much to say in this discussion that hasn't been beaten to death. If you take a minute to read up on your Cartridges of the World as you move from one round to the next you will...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-09-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By bigpapa

Easy guys. He didn't know he hadn't put the kill...

Easy guys. He didn't know he hadn't put the kill shot on him. If I see a deer go down right off the hit, I'm not gonna expect him to jump up and run off after hitting the ground and kicking like...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-05-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,463
Posted By bigpapa

I've hunted out of (and swore by) a tree lounge...

I've hunted out of (and swore by) a tree lounge for years. BUT this season I switched to a Summit Viper. I haven't taken the lounge into the woods all season and I don't regret it. Now don't get me...
11-05-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,384
Posted By bigpapa

I usually cut off my pull rope from my climber...

I usually cut off my pull rope from my climber when I get down. I tie it around the deer's neck then make two equal loops at the other end. I put my arms through the loops and pull. If I need to I...
10-12-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,275
Posted By bigpapa

I use a green light to keep from spooking game...

I use a green light to keep from spooking game and yes I use the tabs to help keep me on my path. I don't see where it matters. I've been out in the morning with a heavy fog and sat down frustrated...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-07-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

Got my bow back today. Complete tune up. New sight is on the way. I opted for the Predator pendulum sight. According to the specs my bow shoots at 276 fps which should get me out to 35 yards with the...
06-01-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,230
Posted By bigpapa

RE: this sucks! its like killing me

You know there is this old Indian saying "only the rocks are forever". I feel your pain brother. I got a call from a friend who has let me exclusively hunt his land for the past 5 years the night...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-24-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

My son went out with me (5 years old) Saturday to rake the leaves out of the area I plan to plant. Took a few hours and a lot of fun finding worms but we finished all right. It's gonna be nice if I...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-24-2009, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By bigpapa

RE: South East Georgia Turkeys?!?!

I'm going down to Troupe county at the beginning of the season for about a week. But that's about as far south as I'm gettin' this year. But then you said EAST didn't you. lol Nope I'm on the other...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-20-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By bigpapa

RE: BowTech General-Recall

Still thanks for keeping a watchful eye. :)
Forum: Bowhunting
02-20-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

I decided to go ahead and food plot the grove in front of stand 1. I have a ph test kit coming from vita-rack to test the soil this week. I'm planning to till and plant on the 7th. A friend said I...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-18-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,968
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Farewell to My Friends On Here

I understand his frustration. As well as the frustration of all of the other members. The sight has gotten extremely commercial. You can't visit a single page or link without having an add. Lately...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-17-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

Yes I've been toying with the idea of putting a small food plot down in front of stand 1. I've never really done a plot and haven't a clue as to how I would start. I've looked into the Imperial No...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-15-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

According to Predator the pendulum is accurate out to about 35 to 37 yards "depending on the bow". They have an "All Terrain" version that supposedly locks down so you can get accurate yardage on...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-15-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

Finally here are my locations for stands 3 and 4. #4 is in an island that has persimmon trees all around it. And 3 is on the edge of a trail that the deer use going here and there. Both are right on...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-15-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

These are my 3 sitting views from stand 1.

To my right

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In front of me

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Forum: Bowhunting
02-15-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

This is stand 1 location from the ground.

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Forum: Bowhunting
02-15-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

Here is stand 2. One view is looking to my right the other is looking to my left and one is ground level 20 yards away looking at the stand. I circled my stand in blue so you could find it. Now this...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-13-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By bigpapa

RE: What sight are you using ?

Can't really help you man. I'm in the same boat. I've looked at them all a million times. Now I'm leaning toward a pendulum which is a whole nother' ball park. If you get some good info let me know....
Forum: Bowhunting
02-13-2009, 04:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,847
Posted By bigpapa

RE: I almost Died last Night. (again)

[:@]I'm missing the story. I looked at the pics????? A tree fell!?!?!?!? On your head? While you were by the fire taking a piss??? The steam set off a chain reaction that weakened the root system???...
Forum: Technical
02-12-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Pendelum sight?

Butch
What's your range with it out of a tree?Ohh and how fast is your bow?

I'm shooting an old bowtech stalker it's going right at 275 ish with a 70 lb draw
Forum: Technical
02-12-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By bigpapa

Pendelum sight?

I'm considering getting a pendulum instead of a fixed pin. These are the two I've found:

www.predatoriv.com/predatorIV.html

and

www.kellerbowsights.com/about.html

does anyone...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-12-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,853
Posted By bigpapa

RE: 10 years from now

If things keep going the way they are 10 years from now us bow hunters will be the only one's with meat on the table. Even in a depression I can still put the meat on even if I have to kill it my...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-12-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

Gear update. Last night most of my gear came in from bass pro. My wife laughed at me as I walked around the house with my new release on. One hitch happened. I ordered a whisper flight rest and when...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-12-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

Patch,
Yes. Stand 1 and 4 are relatively easy to get to. Actually 4 is my tree lounge. I'll set it up right before season. It's a the best ambush location with the most cover and it's a stand...
Forum: Technical
02-11-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,815
Posted By bigpapa

RE: 1 eye or 2

http://www.archeryweb.com/archery/eyedom.htm
Forum: Bowhunting
02-11-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

Putting up stand 3 either Thursday or Friday. Gonna stop by home depot to pick up a pole saw. I need to trim just a tad around stand 2 and I might as well do it the same day I put up stand 3. I have...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-11-2009, 05:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,231
Posted By bigpapa

RE: best camo?

The big problem I have is that all my camo is mossy oak right now. I don't want to spend $500 on a new pattern although I like a few of the patterns I've been looking at (ASAT, Ultimate, and...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-11-2009, 05:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,247
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Drunken rant.

It's the same old story. If you change the word deer to shed this would be the response of all my friends too:


I feel your pain man I always have guys saying they want to go with me then I...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-10-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Best Defense against Mosquitos.

I've tried everything here in GA and finally broke down and used a thermocell last year. I won't ever go back again.
Forum: Technical
02-10-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By bigpapa

RE: What sight do you use?

I just got done checking out the Keller Pendulum Bow Sight. It looks pretty good actually. Has anyone ever had any use of one?
Forum: Bowhunting
02-09-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

Here's the skinny on their bedding area (observed). Staging area before going to the field (observed). No it's not enough land to hunt like crazy. I hope to be able to move from stand to stand never...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-09-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

RE: Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

Here is the land I'll be on. The funny thing is the picture is pretty much the lines of where I can hunt.
I'll edit the pic tomorrow and list deer movements and stand locations.
...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-09-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By bigpapa

Bigpapa's Dream Season 2009

After 7 years of hunting I have finally decided to put down my trusty Ruger and give 100% of my hunting season to my under used Bowtech. Call it a new years resolution. I'm making this my own...
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