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I want a back quiver

Old 08-05-2007, 05:35 PM
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I "think" I want a back quiver. I ordered my longbow, this past week. My goal is to become proficient enough to hunt with it next season. Will a back quiver be OK until I get ready to hunt? What quiver will I want to hunt with (I don't think I'll want one on my bow (I don't "think").

I saw one that was fur....or lined with fur. Are these hard to come by?

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:03 PM
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GMMAt, there are a few guys that make beautiful here are a couple links. \http://www.mikesarcheryleather.com/

http://www.hidehandler.com/

Back quivers are cool for stumping nothing beats them but for hunting I just can't get used to it. I have tried just about every type of quiver and made a few of them my fav right now is thisstyle except I made mine myself. http://www.3riversarchery.com/Product.asp?c=14&s=74&p=0&i=6203

Like I said in my last reply to you was that in the end you will probably end up with one of every style until you find the one that works best for you in whatever situation you are going to use it in. If you know people that have some of the different styles borrow them and see what you think. Quivers are the worst part of archery for me can't find the one I like for all situations. Sorry for rambling.
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:04 AM
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Steve Catts(hidehandler.com)makes great quivers,armguards,etc.I use one of his side quivers for 3D's and practice and a Cat QuiverIII for hunting
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:33 AM
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I also have one of Steve Catt's back quivers which I like a lot. If you get it custom made, make sure it is the right size for your arrows. Personally, I like the quiver to touch or just go a little past the beginning of the fletching. I used the total arrow length less 5 inches formula and it worked great for me. If you don't want the arrow to rattle, then make sure the quiver is soft enough to conform to your back.

I also use a Cat Quiver for hunting. I especially like the protection it gives the fletching.
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:52 AM
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I've tried all kinds of quivers. I like back quivers but they do have their drawbacks for hunting. Going under low hanging limbs and getting strangled by the strap when the arrows get hung up, for instance. Although, going by the formula Bob talked about helps ease that problem quite a bit by letting the arrows ride lower. But then, when your shoulders get a little older and not as flexible, they can be harder to reach.

With hip quivers, the kind like bow quivers but hanging on the hip, you tend to shed arrows as you're going through heavy brush. Getting through the brush only to find you've got an empty quiver and arrows with sharp broadheads waiting on you to find them on the way back through... Not my idea of a fun thing to do.

I've settled on the plains indian style quiver as my favorite, I think. It's a tube like a back quiver, only on a long strap. It rides over your shoulder and hangs at an angle by your hip. Easy to get to your arrows. Not as much movement required to pull an arrow out. You can maneuver around with it and hug it into your body going through the thick stuff. And it's quiet. I really can't think of any shortcomings with this type of quiver except it lacks the Robin Hood mystique. Of course, it's got the Crazy Horse mystique instead.

Edit: I'd lost this bookmark but this topic got me enthused about finding it again. Got plans for a homemade Cat Quiver on the site also.

http://frugalarcher.tripod.com/plainsqvr.html

Edit #2: If you want to make a trial version to see whether or not you like it before laying out money on the leather for it, make one out of an old pair of jeans. Actually, you can use the other leg off the same pair to make a back quiver to try out. Of course, you don't want to be toting broadheads in a denim quiver, but it's great for field points and blunts.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:15 AM
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Arthur,
I just rotate my backquiver under my arm when I go through brush and don't have a problem. The bad thing about backquivers is they can be hot during early season. If stand hunting I just take it off and hang it on a hook within reach so all the other issues aren't a problem. With stalking I haven't found it to be too big a problem. The thing about the Plains style quiver is it bounces against your bumm, or the back of your leg if you don't get the length right. It can also ride around on you and then dump your arrows. I don't think there's a perfect quiver out there. It's just finding the one you prefer.
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BTW, saw this posted on another site:

For those who have been trying to reach Steve's web site, it's been down since the Denton Hill shoot. The server host is doing a lot of up-dating. He should be back up this Friday if all goes as projected. In the meantime he can be reached at his alternate e-mail address at [email protected] or by phone at 304-587-4578
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