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#5973581 - 10/12/15 01:41 PM GREAT BOW BUCK???
fouzman Offline
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I'm not a bowhunter, but I hear folks on here say "great bow buck". I hear it even more from TV hunters, typically when they kill a deer with ground shrinkage. I also hear them say "nice, mature three year old". roflmao

Do bowhunters feel like a buck you wouldn't shoot with a rifle is acceptable to shoot with your bow?

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#5973631 - 10/12/15 02:01 PM Re: GREAT BOW BUCK??? [Re: fouzman]
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I would say so.. I even get excited to shoot a doe..

really though I just shoot the first 4yr+ old that give me tha chance..
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#5973676 - 10/12/15 02:13 PM Re: GREAT BOW BUCK??? [Re: fouzman]
MR5Hunter Offline
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My rule is I wouldnt shoot anything with a bow that I wouldn't shoot with a rifle. Nothing against rifle hunting, but haven't felt the need to pick one up in a few years. With that said I think everyone should enjoy any legal means of hunting.

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#5973757 - 10/12/15 02:45 PM Re: GREAT BOW BUCK??? [Re: fouzman]
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It's ALOT harder to kill a mature buck with a bow under 40 yards than kill one with a rifle 200 yards away. So many things have to come together to get a mature buck down with a bow. I say a lot of folks would shoot a buck with a bow that they'd probably pass on with a rifle.
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#5973791 - 10/12/15 03:12 PM Re: GREAT BOW BUCK??? [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
I would say so.. I even get excited to shoot a doe..

really though I just shoot the first 4yr+ old that give me tha chance..


Does always get my blood pumping and those old does are really tough to bow hunt.
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#5973797 - 10/12/15 03:13 PM Re: GREAT BOW BUCK??? [Re: fouzman]
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I feel guilty shooting g a deer with a rifle any more so it doesn't apply to me. However it used to be like that for me and as stated above, getting up close and killing one is not as easy as sniping one at 100 plus.
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#5973955 - 10/12/15 04:43 PM Re: GREAT BOW BUCK??? [Re: passthru]
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I consider a doe with a bow a trophy. Its not as easy as climbing in your heated blind with a rifle rest sniping deer 300yrds away with an expensive rifle. Getting within 20 yrds of a buck without being scented and coming to full draw and waiting for him to give you a perfect shot takes a lot more skill. So sure, if a bow hunter takes any buck they should be proud.

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#5974053 - 10/12/15 05:26 PM Re: GREAT BOW BUCK??? [Re: fouzman]
Duke4456 Offline
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Where I hunt in northeast Texas any legal buck is going to get killed due to how thick the stuff people hunt in up here is and the limited number of deer people see in general be it with a bow or rifle so I can't say I would shoot one with my bow that I wouldn't shoot with my rifle.
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#5974238 - 10/12/15 07:22 PM Re: GREAT BOW BUCK??? [Re: fouzman]
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Start hunting with traditional gear.. that'll give you a whole new perspective.
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#5974283 - 10/12/15 07:39 PM Re: GREAT BOW BUCK??? [Re: fouzman]
passthru Offline
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I'm not that good.
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#5974469 - 10/12/15 09:12 PM Re: GREAT BOW BUCK??? [Re: titan2232]
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Originally Posted By: titan2232
Originally Posted By: Navasot
I would say so.. I even get excited to shoot a doe..

really though I just shoot the first 4yr+ old that give me tha chance..


Does always get my blood pumping and those old does are really tough to bow hunt.

^^^ This! IMO the toughest hunting is when you have 2 or more mature does inside 30 yards. The'll see you blink!
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#5974513 - 10/12/15 09:26 PM Re: GREAT BOW BUCK??? [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
I'm not a bowhunter, but I hear folks on here say "great bow buck". I hear it even more from TV hunters, typically when they kill a deer with ground shrinkage. I also hear them say "nice, mature three year old". roflmao

Do bowhunters feel like a buck you wouldn't shoot with a rifle is acceptable to shoot with your bow?



Simple answer, yes. I will shoot a buck with my bow that I would pass with the rifle.

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I also hear them say "nice, mature three year old".


How old was the Hanson Buck popcorn
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#5974885 - 10/13/15 08:08 AM Re: GREAT BOW BUCK??? [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Originally Posted By: DuckCoach1985
Originally Posted By: titan2232
Originally Posted By: Navasot
I would say so.. I even get excited to shoot a doe..

really though I just shoot the first 4yr+ old that give me tha chance..


Does always get my blood pumping and those old does are really tough to bow hunt.

^^^ This! IMO the toughest hunting is when you have 2 or more mature does inside 30 yards. The'll see you blink!


The feeling you get when one of those deer are looking right at you. Sometimes I think they hear and see me breathing eek2
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#5974962 - 10/13/15 08:55 AM Re: GREAT BOW BUCK??? [Re: fouzman]
fouzman Offline
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Thanks for the honest answers. Milo Hansen's buck was 3 1/2 years old, txshntr.

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#5974975 - 10/13/15 09:01 AM Re: GREAT BOW BUCK??? [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Thanks for the honest answers. Milo Hansen's buck was 3 1/2 years old, txshntr.


I knew you knew...just giving you a hard time cheers
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