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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-09-2006, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sayin Hey and a Hunting Question

Hey guys, been a long time since I been around so I wanted to say hey to everyone. Between engineering, football, weekends and a broken labtop I haven't been around at all. Hope all is well around here.


On a second note, as of lately my roommate has really got me interested in hunting. I won't have a chance to go during gun season because my roommate will be gone. I have been thinking about bowhunting. Season is open until Feb. 4th I believe. I might have some extra time over christmas break because my jobs are kinda not working the way I planned so I was thinking about buying a bow, maybe giving it a go. Anyone have an comments, and advice on a good bow to start with?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-09-2006, 12:22 PM
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Go with a good mid level bow to start with. Browning or similar. Make sure you get it from a shop that has someone on staff with some good knowledge of bows. They are going to need to help you tune your bow for your body. A well tuned bow is more important that having an expensive bow. I would recommend carbon arrows as well.

If you have never hunted or shot a bow you will need to do some pretty serious practicing before you hunt. Bowhunting is much more difficult than gun hunting and there is very little room for error. You don't want to wound deer and not be able to harvest them. If you are planning to hunt from an elevated stand, that is where you need to practice shooting from. The deflection is different when shooting down at a target and you need to learn the correction in aim point and the change in body position. It doesn't take as long as you think to do all this, just make sure you do it.

Things that make bowhunting easier:
High "let off" bow/75-80% let off
Try to stay in the 65lb draw weight area unless you are a stud.
whisker biscuit rest
A good range finder

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Thanks alot for your reply. I have shot a bow, however, not every often and not from a stand. It just sucks, my room mate really has gotten me interested in hunting lately but I'm missing out on all the gun seasons. Due to a break in school and a good weekend job I'm looking for a weekend hobby/new sport to take up. I have had a great intrest in guns lately too. I accually just bought my roommates 357 from him. More of a security thing for me really. It was along time ago, I dunno if anyone remembers my being robbed post a while back. Either way, it was terrible and I can sleep much better now. Thanks for the info, I would either hit up ****s or Bass Pro shop I think if I would buy one.

Ian


On edit, its good to stop by here again too. Lots of great people and great post. You guys real a very nice site here. Thanks to all for everything I have learned here.
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yeah i remember when you were robbed, that sucked. well have fun with the bow hunting, ive never done it, but aabout 8 or so years ago when i was in cub scout we did some target practice with bows

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-15-2006, 10:03 PM
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PSE makes a good cheap bow too, They shoot good and are plenty fast for a first bow. I had a PSE Deer hunter but i out grew it.
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Matthews all the way! My first bow, and my only bow! And definitely a whisker bisquit!
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i have been shooting for about 8 years, and spent 3 years compeeting all over the country, i use to shoot guns all the time but now they sit in my cabnets and get cleaned every few months i love archery, have probably owned 10bows and i LOVE hoyt's, i now hunt with a recurve just because i like the chalange
i would go with a deacent coumpound (like i said i like hoyt) but there are many other good bow's, parker makes a great cheep bow that is very high quality
practice all u can until hunting season and have fun
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