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Started On 7/2/2014
anyone still use this forum
It seems all the posts are fairly old.

Last post on 8/23/2014 by quackstacker62
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Started On 11/19/2012
Pass through shot or not
Ok guys, I'm still very new to bow hunting, well I just made my first bow harvest this season. I have a PSE Stinger set at about 55 lb draw and I am shooting carbon express crush arrows 400 grain, wit...

Last post on 11/19/2013 by gmthesarge
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Started On 11/3/2009
RAGE BROAD HEADS
Anyone have any problems with the rage 2 blade broad heads??? I was using Rage broadheads with my crossbow until last week when I shot a buck (which gave me very little blood). I truly believe that ...

Last post on 11/8/2013 by crappiewizard
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mohuntin24
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Started On 10/4/2009
ground blinds for deer bow season
I am 55 and unable to climb to a tree stand. are my chances good in a ground blind with a bow

Last post on 10/19/2013 by txbow71
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bow_hunter_54
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Started On 10/18/2011
Ram Cat Broadheads
I bought the ramcat 3-blade broadhead for archery season this year. Has anyone ever used them?? If so, how do they perform? And would any sight tuning need to be made from regular field points?

Last post on 10/3/2013 by Frose48
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crmosco
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Started On 12/20/2011
Fixed or Mechanical
Ok, what are the benefits of a mechanical broadhead verses a fixed. I shoot a 50# draw weight and wanted to know if the mechanicals lose energy from that action.

Last post on 9/3/2013 by AapBower
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audiewin
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Started On 11/5/2011
scouting
alright guy i am a new bow hunter and i just recently scouted some new land! well any way i will get rite to the point as i am scouting i kick up a big buck and a doe and they took off and then i am ...

Last post on 5/21/2013 by stokkesstickenem
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Started On 3/4/2013
Broadheads for turkeys???
Just wondering what type/brand of broadheads everyone uses for turkey hunting? I have never actually hunted turkey with a bow or a gun but thought I might try this spring with my bow.

Last post on 5/9/2013 by DocHamMan
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Screwjack
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Started On 11/10/2012
Bedding Area's
The Timber I hunt is huge and i have located one bedding area in it and am trying to find more ik the best way is to scout but is there any more ideas on were to look. Thick Cover is were i have loca...

Last post on 11/20/2012 by davendeer
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Started On 10/21/2012
Female bowhunter
Morning members, joined today, avid single bowhunter, originally from sw Louisiana, been in Georgia 30 years, my son and I bowhunt our ranches in Kansas and elk in Colorado. Wanting like minded avid f...

Last post on 11/17/2012 by butch
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La-man
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Started On 11/8/2012
TrueFire Hardcore
i'm normally not one to follow the quote unquote hype about new products but when i saw the commercial about the new TrueFireHardcore release i new i had to try it... now i have shot alot of dif relea...

Last post on 11/8/2012 by quackstacker62
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quackstacker62
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Started On 10/30/2011
Nov. 20 - Nov 29 in Ohio
I am able to go on my yearly vacation in Ohio Nov. 20th - Nov. 29th. Whats the prediction for the rut this year. I've heard the 10th - 20th is when its going to happen but others have said its gonna ...

Last post on 11/1/2012 by buckmaster31
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Started On 10/13/2012
Nocternal Bucks
Does anyone have any tips on drawing out big nocternal bucks into the day light hours?

Last post on 10/18/2012 by EB
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alarou
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Started On 8/9/2011
Shooting a bow from a treestand!
Ok guys and girls, i am new to bow hunting and have a quick question about shooting from my tree stand. i am just wondering how i should or if i should compensate for the height being i am shooting do...

Last post on 10/8/2012 by fmscuba
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Started On 8/11/2008
Best Broadheads you've ever shot?
I'd love to hear from you guys about which broadheads you shoot and why? I've been using Muzzy 100 gr. 3 blades the past couple of years and they seem to work fine, but they have required a bit of tu...

Last post on 9/21/2012 by huntnhammer
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Started On 11/24/2011
Magnus and other Big Broadhead recommendations
I have used many broad heads but i have never found one that is big enough and has either 3 or 4 blades razor sharp

Last post on 8/2/2012 by davendeer
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InsaneBowHunter
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Started On 7/8/2012
bow hunting northern california
Hey folks just got out of the sevice and moved back home to california. I have never bow hunted cali, but this year will be my first. most of the bow hunting ive done was in virginia and west virginia...

Last post on 7/8/2012 by BUBBAJ53
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Started On 1/21/2012
russain boar
any one ever hunt them with a bow me and my son jay will be going a hunt for them in nov any advice thanks for any input

Last post on 2/10/2012 by ApexPredator
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inferno
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Started On 12/21/2011
Hoyt Carbon Element or Mathews Z7 Xtreme?
I've shot both of them, and absolutely love both. I shot both at 70 pounds and 27" draw length. Both have smooth draw cycles, great back walls, light, absolutely little if any vibration, and very...

Last post on 1/12/2012 by DuckBuckGoose
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Started On 11/27/2011
fletch placemnet on an apache rest or nap 360 rest
do i put my odd colored fletch on the top of tthe arrow rest or the bottom for the drop away rest ?

Last post on 11/27/2011 by InsaneBowHunter
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Started On 10/21/2009
Tracking Deer
I am color blind and it seems like its getting more difficult to find blood. Is there anything out there that can help me without spending a lot of money??

Last post on 11/4/2011 by chadp36
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Brian
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Started On 10/21/2010
Matthews or hoyt????
i shoot a mattews ultra 2, have shot mattews forever..... just thought id start sum Sh*T !!! haha be nice

Last post on 11/4/2011 by cmartin2002
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Started On 12/10/2010
Armadillo
Oops, I just noticed that I had posted this on the general forum, but it belongs here: Anyone here ever shot an armadillo with a bow? How did it end up? Broadheads?

Last post on 10/30/2011 by OhioBigBucks
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Started On 10/22/2011
Trial Camera Suggestions
I'm looking into buying a new trial camera. What do you guys think is the best one to get??

Last post on 10/23/2011 by bubba
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Started On 9/18/2011
A deer's eyes...
I've been told that if you look in a deer's eyes while he is in front of you he has like a 6th sense telling him that your watching.. Is that true?

Last post on 10/17/2011 by jtramontana
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archeryislife80
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Started On 9/1/2011
RE: Crossbow Scope
I am looking for a decent Crossbow Scope that wont break the bank. Any suggestions?

Last post on 9/3/2011 by TaggedOut
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cmartin2002
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Started On 8/25/2011
3-D Targets
Quick question! I dont have a 3-D target but want to get one quick before archery season starts here in MN! What is your guys' opinion on the best ones for a poor college kid like me!!

Last post on 8/25/2011 by fowlmouth30
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Started On 9/25/2010
Opening day 2010
Just wanted to see how opening day was for everyone and get some field reports. Good luck to everyone and safe hunting!!!!

Last post on 1/18/2011 by bowhunterny83
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Started On 11/22/2010
Bow Hunting Oklahoma
Well it was the day before gun season opens in Oklahoma so I decide to go sneak out after work and get some time on my stand. Feeder is set out in a punch bowl thicket well off the beaten path on 160 ...

Last post on 11/22/2010 by bigboy2010
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bigboy2010
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Started On 10/7/2010
early rut?
Has anyone (especially in the midwest) noticed bucks pushing does already? i know that supposedly we are supposed to have a late rut this year but from what i am seeing so far i find that hard to beli...

Last post on 11/3/2010 by hoyt08
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farmboy19
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Started On 10/18/2010
Rut in MN
I'm getting this feeling that the rut is about to happen here in MN I am just wondering if anyone else is noticing any signs besides just me especially here in the SE portion of MN!??!?!!?

Last post on 11/1/2010 by hoyt08
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Started On 9/21/2010
Time for a new Bow
Hey, I've been hunting for the last 6 years, but have never really had the time to get serious. Now i'm finally back at home and will be doing a lot more hunting but the land I can hunt on regularly i...

Last post on 10/22/2010 by onlyhoyt1
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slimjim
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Started On 10/4/2010
trail cam pics
HEY GUYS. NEW TRAIL CAM PICS. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. FEEL FREE TO COMMENT ON THEM

Last post on 10/4/2010 by farmboy19
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farmboy19
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Started On 9/27/2010
early season bucks
Is everyone hunting field edges in the early season? i was going to but my cousin killed a 160" last year about 150 yards into the woods? any suggestions?

Last post on 10/1/2010 by StealthHtr22
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farmboy19
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Started On 10/18/2009
size or a deers chest?
i bought a Dead on Range finder a few weeks ago.... it works great actually..... when you are ranging something that is 17 inches tall.... that is the measurement of a deers chest back to belly (accor...

Last post on 9/24/2010 by wvhoyt1
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DoneDeal
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Started On 9/23/2010
Late rut prediction
I've read a lot about the late rut supposedly this year. Nov. 21 I don't know if I am a firm believer in these predictions of the rut. What are your guys thoughts. Look forward to your posts of when y...

Last post on 9/23/2010 by farmboy19
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mcdowells10
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Started On 9/20/2010
pop up blinds
I have spent alot of time in tree stands, and this year I am going to spend some time in a few pop up blinds. I have never hunted deer from one and was wondering if anyone had some good tips I could u...

Last post on 9/21/2010 by tunabuck19
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wvhoyt1
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Started On 9/10/2010
Getting Pumped
Well been shooting the bow alot lately. Shooting great cant wait to season comes.

Last post on 9/17/2010 by magriffin9
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Started On 9/5/2009
Season opener?
When is your season opener? Here in TN it is Sept.26.

Last post on 7/29/2010 by lvanlanen
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cdtac1
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Started On 1/6/2010
Rangefinders
I have a Bushnell 450...nothing fancy I got it as a gift. It doesn't compensate for the angles you're at but is that a big enough issue to go and buy one that does. Didn't know if my range is too of...

Last post on 5/30/2010 by hadbole
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deer82
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Started On 1/15/2010
Hunting in warm weather
I've recently started bow hunting this year but didn't have a chance to do any early season hunting. I read an article the other day that said you'd be better off hunting the evenings than the mornin...

Last post on 5/30/2010 by hadbole
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deer82
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Started On 4/25/2010
mulie Hunters
are there any mulie hunters out there i would like to know how big some of the bags were last year

Last post on 4/25/2010 by jd7795
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jd7795
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Started On 3/25/2010
Any info on the Lumenok or the Tracker by easton
Recently brought two packages of the coyote lumenok and just open the package and installed one light up and the other don't, them returned to the store and they mention they having problems with the ...

Last post on 4/3/2010 by benojeda
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benojeda
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Started On 2/5/2010
Getting
the new Hoyt Maxxis should be in this week. Shot it probably 50 times at bow shop. I shot the Alpha Max last year and loved it the Maxxis shoots just as good.

Last post on 2/6/2010 by crackedup
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wvpymbr
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Started On 12/23/2009
bow sights
Trying to make my mind up on using a single pin or multi pin sight. Thinking about going with a single pin since the bow I'll be buying shoots 300+ fps and don't want my pins on top of each other. An...

Last post on 1/25/2010 by swift2hunt
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deer82
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Started On 10/3/2009
String Knock
OK so when my bow was oringinally set up the arrow placement was above the single Knock on the serving. But yesterday when I was getting some arrows sized the guy said I had been doing it wrong it goe...

Last post on 1/6/2010 by crackedup
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mike_arnold
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Started On 12/23/2009
Browning bow
Thinking about buying my first compound bow and I was leaning towards the Browning Mirage just wondering if any of you guys own one or have shot with one before?

Last post on 12/31/2009 by crackedup
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deer82
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Started On 12/8/2009
16 Day Gun Season
I am an avid bow hunter from Wisconsin where the DNR is working to extend our current 9 day gun season to a 16 day season. I want to hear from other hunters who have experienced a change like this in...

Last post on 12/8/2009 by Bowhunting_is_life
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Started On 10/17/2009
How often do you hunt the same stand?
I don't like to over hunt an area. I don't usually hunt the same stand more than once a week or ten days even if I'm seeing deer. Some stands I may only hunt once or twice in the whole season. How of...

Last post on 11/11/2009 by crackedup
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North Star
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Started On 10/23/2009
Tips for bow hunters of all skil levels
I've got a couple of don'ts for all bow hunters out there.Number one if you're hunting in a stand set along a well traveled deer path,when you here something trotting down it in your direction.Even if...

Last post on 11/11/2009 by crackedup
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Started On 11/4/2009
Useful Ways To Use Old Sheds
My husband has come up with a fantastic way to use all the sheds we've collected over the years. Using the sheds as a 3-D picture frame. The shed actually holds your trophy buck picture. Swing by my t...

Last post on 11/10/2009 by DuckBuckGoose
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Started On 10/22/2009
Fall Turkey!
I managed a fall turkey on wednesday morning! [IMG]http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm114/Perryshunting/Turkey012.jpg[/IMG]

Last post on 11/1/2009 by evilbeliever
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Started On 10/23/2009
New Bears Attack Compound Bow
I am looking for anybody that has the pleasure to shot the new Attack compound bow by BEAR. I have been told they will not be out until 1 NOV 09, but I know that some if not all the dealers have had ...

Last post on 10/30/2009 by allflockedup
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Started On 9/13/2009
Cutters....
So just what is everyone using this year for broadheads? For me its Rage 3 blades and Magnus Stingers...

Last post on 10/14/2009 by Hunting360
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Started On 10/12/2009
SW Iowa
Anyone hunting in SW Iowa this year??

Last post on 10/12/2009 by Amanda
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Amanda
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Started On 10/11/2009
Recommened Outerwear/Suit for BowHunting?
Hey guys, I've wanted a good bowhunting suit for a long time. Mine are either too loud, super cheap and don't have all the features I want or both. Any suggestions on a good one? I kind of like th...

Last post on 10/11/2009 by sansoobushman
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DuckBuckGoose
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Started On 9/15/2009
need some help here
for this season my camp lost all the harwoods we leased. all my tatics are centered around hardwood bottoms and thickets. i will be hunting tall standing pine forrest this seaon and don't really have...

Last post on 10/11/2009 by jeffk
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quackstacker62
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Started On 8/11/2008
String Wear Around The Cams?
I took a look a closer look at my bowstring this week and discovered some wear on the string where they touch the more extreme angled corners of the cams. I shoot a 2008 Bowtech Allegiance and I have ...

Last post on 10/9/2009 by katzrat1
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DuckBuckGoose
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Started On 9/11/2009
Save your neck
Opening day of bow season 2002 I was climbing into my homemade tree stand in the pitch dark. Then it happened. The board I pulled on came off the tree and I went down. Here's where I am finally able t...

Last post on 10/3/2009 by DuckBuckGoose
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Started On 10/2/2009

Anybody know when opening day for bowhunting in Oklahoma is?? I havent even looked yet, but i usually go off the weather anyway.

Last post on 10/2/2009 by wolfman
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wolfman
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Started On 5/31/2009
How to scratch the Itch
With seeing all the deer out, and getting to the archery range, I am starting to find it harder to concentrate on day to day activities and thoughts of fall and deer hunting are already filling my hea...

Last post on 9/8/2009 by evilbeliever
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evilbeliever
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