Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Rifle or Bow?

Old 10-21-2006, 08:11 PM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
buck_hunter14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bergman, Arkansas
Posts: 252
Default Rifle or Bow?

Do u use a rifle or a bow the most?
buck_hunter14 is offline  
Old 10-21-2006, 09:22 PM
  #2  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NW Oklahoma
Posts: 1,166
Default RE: Rifle or Bow?

Bow the most because the season is longer.
isatarak is offline  
Old 10-21-2006, 10:20 PM
  #3  
Typical Buck
 
Icetrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Navasota Texas
Posts: 854
Default RE: Rifle or Bow?

Rifle.I can understand if you want the challenge and more of a season,but when I hunt I want to know that just about anywhere close to where I aimed,will drop the animal.Less hassle,less worry.With a bow, if you are just a hair off you will never see the deer again.
Icetrey is offline  
Old 10-22-2006, 12:08 AM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Harford Co Maryland USA
Posts: 4,966
Default RE: Rifle or Bow?

Bow - and ONLY bow. Even during the guns seasons. I've been successful more years than not during gun seasons.
DaveH is offline  
Old 10-22-2006, 01:09 AM
  #5  
Giant Nontypical
 
skeeter 7MM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
Posts: 6,921
Default RE: Rifle or Bow?

I use both, went through the bow crazy stage but must admit I now use a gun more than a bow. I actually use my Muzzleloader's the most asseason here runs all of October plus I hunt in the ML zone which it runs trhough till December. My bow is mainly used now forbear, elkand moose it seems.
skeeter 7MM is offline  
Old 10-22-2006, 06:38 AM
  #6  
Giant Nontypical
 
DoctorDeath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Myrtle Beach S.C.
Posts: 6,471
Default RE: Rifle or Bow?

ORIGINAL: skeeter 7MM

I use both, went through the bow crazy stage but must admit I now use a gun more than a bow. I actually use my Muzzleloader's the most asseason here runs all of October plus I hunt in the ML zone which it runs trhough till December. My bow is mainly used now forbear, elkand moose it seems.
DITTO Skeeter ...my thoughts to

dd
DoctorDeath is offline  
Old 10-22-2006, 08:34 AM
  #7  
Dominant Buck
 
Chuck7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 25,112
Default RE: Rifle or Bow?

Rifle ..Florida has a short archery season compared to rifle.
C7
Chuck7 is offline  
Old 10-22-2006, 08:37 AM
  #8  
Nontypical Buck
 
wisbowhunter2009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Posts: 1,161
Default RE: Rifle or Bow?

I use both but i use the bow alot more. I love bowhunting since its more of a challenge and your closer to the deer.
wisbowhunter2009 is offline  
Old 10-22-2006, 09:02 AM
  #9  
Nontypical Buck
 
younggun308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,264
Default RE: Rifle or Bow?

Rifle, but I don't own a gun yet, but I'm saving every dime and plan to get an ADL or SPS in 7mm-08!
younggun308 is offline  
Old 10-22-2006, 09:06 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hoosier Country, Baby!
Posts: 1,710
Default RE: Rifle or Bow?

I guess I would say I use my bow more often. The season is longer as already mentioned, you obviously don't have 100+ yards to "play" with and I enjoy the challenge. I have yet to take my bow out in place of my muzzleloader (pretty attached to it too), but that doesn't mean I won't.

Once gun season comes in, I'm likely to have a dead deer within a week of hunting due to an extended range and different, accomodating stand locations, so my gun hunting days are usually cut short by success.
Buck Huntin Girl is offline  

Quick Reply: Rifle or Bow?


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.