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Side or Back quiver--Hunting

Old 03-18-2004, 11:27 AM
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Default Side or Back quiver--Hunting

I really need to pick me up a quiver for next season.
I hate going to the stand with a hand full of arrows tied together with yarn. Sounds funny but I have done that for a long time.

What do you prefer?

I am partial to the back quiver, but with a pack, I could see it getting in the way. I really don't like the idea of a side, but will not rule it out if there are dedicated users of such a product.

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Old 03-18-2004, 11:43 AM
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Default RE: Side or Back quiver--Hunting

This might sound weird, but it has worked for me the last 5 years.
I took my Kwikee off of my bow because I hated it there. I then slipped the belt from my fanny pack between the backbone of the quiver and the arrows. Presto! I put on my fanny pack and I have a side quiver. I can slide it behind me when walking, or slide towards my front if carrying my climber tree stand. I can take off the whole fannypack and quiver and hang them in my tree.
You might want to try it. Now would be a great time to see if you like it before the fall and before you blow money on something else. One of my buddies has been doing the same thing for the past 4 years.
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Old 03-18-2004, 09:46 PM
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Default RE: Side or Back quiver--Hunting

I used to hunt with a Great Northern strap-on quiver but last year I tried a cat-quiver.Mine has 2 very roomy pockets so I can leave the backpack home.It also covers the fletching and keeps them dry in inclement weather.The quiver is light,rides nice on the back and doesn't get in the way.I take it off when I get into stand.
You should invest in a quiver,though.Carrying around arrows with unprotected broadheads is an accident waiting to happen.
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:13 PM
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Default RE: Side or Back quiver--Hunting

I used to use a side quiver years ago. I lost a few arrows. Especially walking through grass fields. Maybe it was just a cheap quiver, but I'll never use one again.
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Old 03-21-2004, 07:00 PM
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I've tried most types, but prefer a bowquiver for 99% of my hunting.
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Old 03-22-2004, 08:00 AM
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Default RE: Side or Back quiver--Hunting

My problem with a bow quiver is it throws off the balance of the bow (still shoots good though), I made a really nice back quiver but it can be noisy when walking. My go to quiver is a hip quiver with a strap to hold the arrows till needed. I have used the hip with both compound and recurve and have yet to find anything better though I want to try the cat quiver.

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Old 03-22-2004, 03:57 PM
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Default RE: Side or Back quiver--Hunting

Back quivers don't need to be noisy. You need to rig them so they hang fairly horzintal on your back, like howard hill. You see a lot of them hanging on the back nearer vertical than horizontal, that's noisy. That combined with being soft, and the quiver should be quiet. I can use them in the bush, but that's were I prefer to draw the line.

I find the Raptor side quiver the best general hunting style, quite a few poeple make them. Cats are good when it rains.
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