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Forum: Bowhunting
03-18-2005, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By Gryan

RE: Guys, I need help......

If it is an admissions essay then the representative who is going to read your piece is not looking at how you write, he is looking to see what makes you tick. Since bowhunting makes your blood...
02-17-2005, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By Gryan

This is scary...

This makes me want to stay very active in support of our sport. (I do anyway) With all the USA bashing going on her in the United States, could we see this for deer, coyote, bowhunting (the new...
02-07-2005, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Gryan

RE: Posting On Hunting Message Board

Perceptive for a new guy. ;)

It gets pretty bad. Now that hunting season is over it gets even worse.

Try what i do. During the hunting season, stick to the deerhunting board. The...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-24-2005, 12:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,947
Posted By Gryan

RE: wounded deer.....what would you do?

Gut shot deer don't leave much sign. Kick them up and it will be tough to find. Shoot it again? Bedded down changes all the angles. You hit it anywhere but perfect and it is off an running and...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-24-2005, 12:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,947
Posted By Gryan

RE: wounded deer.....what would you do?

I am late on this one but...

First of all, perfect shots kill very quickly. 99% of the time, if a deer walks off, youve paunch shot it. Play the odds and give it time.

Did you find tha...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-11-2005, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,396
Posted By Gryan

RE: white arrows

I've shot arrows with white fletching for 20 years. Never had a problem. Deer don't spot me because of my arrows and I think there is so much white an gray in the woods, it isn't the color that...
01-05-2005, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,155
Posted By Gryan

RE: Have you ever seen deer mating (breeding) in the wild while on a hunt?

bob d that is good.

In the pictures, the deer may not be trying to breed but simply expressing dominance over the other. In many animals, that is one way they show who is dominant.

Or...
01-03-2005, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,388
Posted By Gryan

RE: Black Deer

They are called melanistic because of the excessive amount of melanin. Thus the black color. Supposedly, they are less common than albino deer which have a total lack of pigment.

When I was...
Forum: Taxidermy
12-23-2004, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,626
Posted By Gryan

RE: deer skulls

I've done three skull mounts, thus I'm no expert, but every time, I soaked the skulls in acetone for 24 hours as an intermediate step between boiling and applying the peroxide/bleach paste. No oil...
12-21-2004, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Gryan

RE: A How To ????

Here is what you do for next year. When everything is frozen solid, you go in and cut yourself a lane right through the heart of the area. Don't start on the edge of the thick stuff so it is less...
12-21-2004, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Gryan

ML did it again!

Actually, my dad did it again. He shot a doe yesterday with his TC Hawkin. Deer was hit behind the shoulder, angling back slightly...a good bow shot. She went fifty yards or so.

NOT A DROP...
12-17-2004, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By Gryan

RE: Tough Question

It is a tough question.

When asked, I usually say that it is weird but the last part of a successful hunt is a kill. Period. It is the goal and it is both fist-pumping excitement and...
12-17-2004, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By Gryan

RE: Muzzleloaders

I shoot 50 cal. with 265 grain sabots. 90 gr.of pyrodex pellets. I used to shoot a TC hawkin until last year. Now I shoot a black diamond inline. My dad still shoots the hawkins with 100 gr. of...
12-17-2004, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By Gryan

Muzzleloaders

Strut's post got me thinking about so many times I shoot deer with my muzzlelaoder and they leave no blood/sign. Only to find them and see that they were hit hard and pretty much right on.

...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-14-2004, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,528
Posted By Gryan

RE: almost my first and now a recovery problem

Sorry it worked out that way. After waiting so long for a perfect shot, that just stinks.

I just want to say a little about the shot. If the deer was broadside at 20 yards and you hit where...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-13-2004, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By Gryan

RE: Have you ever smelled a doe in heat?

I shot a buck this year that I smelled long before I found him. He stunk like the stuff in the bottle!

Can't say I've ever smelled a doe though.

Greg
Forum: Bowhunting
12-13-2004, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,402
Posted By Gryan

RE: All Fathers out there....I need advice

Congratualtions on the good news. Having kids is one of the greatest things in life and never let one minute escape you. My kids are 11 and 8 and my 11 year old hunts with me a lot. My time in the...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-08-2004, 12:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,029
Posted By Gryan

RE: Owls in my hunting spot HELP!!

Owls and hawks are territorial. They know you are not just a big old blob and they don't want you near their tree, or in this case, grove of trees. I've been divebombed by migrating hawks but not...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2004, 10:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,933
Posted By Gryan

RE: "I only hunt for the meat"?

There has been a lot of looking down on others ways of doing things around here lately.

I know what you mean about working your way up to a "trophy hunter." I get closer every year but I'm...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2004, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Gryan

RE: Starting Out

I'd also add that you should spend some time with friends and their bows. You could shoot their bow, get their impressions and probably handle the bow a lot more than at the pro shop. (Pro shop is...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2004, 10:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,933
Posted By Gryan

RE: "I only hunt for the meat"?

I don't think the way either of you hunts hurts my sport. It is when one hunter holds up another hunters way of doing things as wrong and shouts that out for others to hear - that is what hurts our...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2004, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By Gryan

RE: Your ethics?

All good posts and I have to say, I like how you guys think. I never thought about giving back to the deer by planting food for them that I will never hunt over. I like that. I am going to think...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2004, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By Gryan

RE: Hunting partners?

I have a good friend from MI also and I miss him since he moved to AZ. We had so much fun hunting and fishing together.

Greg
Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2004, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By Gryan

RE: Hunting partners?

My dad. Officially, thirty years and counting. I have a son now and it wouldn't be the same without either of them. Two very good friends also but the term hunting buddy applies to dad and Ryan,...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2004, 07:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,933
Posted By Gryan

RE: "I only hunt for the meat"?

Good post. I agree with many in that hunting is the total experience. The trips to the sporting goods store for supplies, planning for the hunts, scouting, setting of stands, hanging with my...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-01-2004, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By Gryan

Your ethics?

Of your personal hunting ethics, which do you consider to be your most important...an ethic that you never ever even think about compromising on.

It is hard to explain but as an example, I...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-01-2004, 11:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,666
Posted By Gryan

RE: This should heat it up.......

So to summarize I think everyone who chimed in believes that

1. a bow kill is more difficult to pull off than a gun kill because of the close proximity necessary to effectively kill it

2. ...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-01-2004, 11:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,666
Posted By Gryan

RE: This should heat it up.......

Me?

I hunt with a rifle because I love it!!

The scope is really cool and increases my range. Yes, I think that is a good thing. It continues my season, which would stop on Saturday...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-01-2004, 11:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,666
Posted By Gryan

RE: This should heat it up.......

As the pot stirs...



Isn't that being phony? Why bother saying anything at all if it isn't heartfealt and honest?

How about the doe I shot with my in-line last Friday. Came in with...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-01-2004, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,383
Posted By Gryan

RE: Do you shoot bucks you don't plan to mount?

Of course. I have over sixty racks on my wall in my garage. Deer killed over thirty year of hunting with a bow, shotgun, and muzzleloader. My son is amazed that I can stand there and tell him the...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-01-2004, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By Gryan

RE: RATE MY BOWS and suggestions on blades?

My thoughts,

I loved Golden Eagle bows for many years now. Now that they are owned by Bear Archery, they are ugly and I'm not 100% on the quality. That is my opinion, others may still like...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-01-2004, 07:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,666
Posted By Gryan

RE: This should heat it up.......

Thanks!

Man, does this thread have me thinking and acting defensive. But I'm thinking.

Anyway, when I rest my head on my hide from one of my trophies, and I stare at those on the wall, I...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-01-2004, 06:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,666
Posted By Gryan

RE: This should heat it up.......

Damn, I swore I wasn't going to come to work and do this today.

We are all hunters. We all love different things about our weapons, our technology, our experiences, and our sport. I think...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-30-2004, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,494
Posted By Gryan

RE: Rooting For The Deer

Silent assassin, I couldn't agree more with what you say. No wedgies here.

In reference to hunting out of a box blind = truck blind, here it is illegal and expressly written in our game laws...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-30-2004, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,494
Posted By Gryan

RE: Rooting For The Deer

Unless you are handicapped, shooting out of a vehicle is poaching not hunting. (In most places?) Never, ever confuse the two. They are not the same thing and are not comparable.

Bow hunting...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-30-2004, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,494
Posted By Gryan

RE: Rooting For The Deer

blodg, I know you didn't mean to bash anyone. And your point is well taken, that you root for those deer that you yourself are after. I do the same thing. But as these threads often do, it...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-23-2004, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By Gryan

RE: Doesnt anyone bohunt smallgame???

I have inthe past. Pheasants and squirrels. Now, I hunt for rabbits in the winter. My beagle runs a patch that is too near some houses but holds many rabbits. I know where they will circle since...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-23-2004, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Gryan

RE: Thread about teaching youngsters the importance of hunting...

My favorite story, after my son killed his first deer, he was gingerly trying to figure out how to gut it. I told him to grab the "equipment" and cut them off. He looked at me with the most serious...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-22-2004, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,508
Posted By Gryan

RE: Why I Love Bowhunting!!!

I love them all. I start every year with three months of bowhunting. Then, I look forward to the early muzzleloader season. Same goal different parameters. Then into shotgun season. Again,...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-22-2004, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Gryan

RE: What is the difference?

So what I would do is choose the specs that are closest to my set-up? That way I can kind of come up with an approximation of what I can expect. Variations will be up or down depending on total...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-22-2004, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Gryan

What is the difference?

What is the difference between IBO and AMO when talking about arrow speed?

I am looking for a new bow and want something that I will shoot at least 250 fps through a cronograph.

Greg
Forum: Bowhunting
11-22-2004, 05:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By Gryan

RE: I've created a monster! Yes!!

Thanks again guys. Blodg, my son is 5'2" and 124 lbs. Heck, we wear the same size boots! By the way, other than hunting, basketball is his favorite sport.

To his credit, he has been...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-19-2004, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Gryan

RE: Muzzy 115 gr do it again

Nice job.

I'm switching to muzzys next year. Man they do a number on a deer. I have always loved Rocky Mtn Ultras because of the 1 1/2"cutting diameter but they are getting hard to find.
...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2004, 05:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,264
Posted By Gryan

RE: 2004 CAN'T BE BEAT...MY BROTHER'S BUCK (PIC)

Oh my God...just like here in Jersey

I say again, That drop tine buck is the coolest rack I've ever seen!

Keep at em.

Greg
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2004, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Gryan

Hey wvdeerhunter22

Well did you get him????????

Greg
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2004, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Gryan

RE: Treestand Aiming Point??

That pretty much says it all.

Greg
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2004, 05:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,602
Posted By Gryan

RE: NO MANS ZONE = NONSENSE

I am not guessing where I or the other guy hit the deer. I looked at the physical evidence and saw healed wounds on both the outside and the inside that the arrow passed through the ribcage.

...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2004, 04:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By Gryan

RE: I've created a monster! Yes!!

Ok, did you have to bring up the passing out thing?

Honestly, I've haven't told him about that yet. Don't want to plant any seeds! I suppose I can now. What is one more...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2004, 12:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,233
Posted By Gryan

RE: Pics of my 2004 MONSTER FREAK BUCK

That is the coolest rack I've ever seen. Congrats.

Greg
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2004, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,602
Posted By Gryan

RE: NO MANS ZONE = NONSENSE

Sorry, no inside pictures but I do have, I think, pictures of the inside of the hide. I'll check. I assure you, there was two healed cuts between the ribs on both sides.

We don't all have to...
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