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#6198684 - 02/25/16 10:34 AM Getting into bowhunting?
hookandarrow Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/24/16
Posts: 2
I was just wondering how many people on here have considered getting into bowhunting but havent made the jump? And if so why havent you? Or if you did try it out and quit why did you give up on it?

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#6198765 - 02/25/16 11:55 AM Re: Getting into bowhunting? [Re: hookandarrow]
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Registered: 10/25/10
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I thought about it for a while because of hearing the stories on here. I had the opportunity to buy used bow and a bunch of accy's cheap so I took the plunge. Haven't killed anything with it yet but it sure is fun to shoot and I plan on hunting turkey and deer with it this season. Honestly never thought I would try it but glad I did.
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#6198771 - 02/25/16 12:01 PM Re: Getting into bowhunting? [Re: hookandarrow]
Classic Rocks Offline
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Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 1913
I got a crossbow to hunt Nac Co bow season a few years ago but found that I am too fat to hunt deer in the TX heat. So I ended up shooting a ram with the bow later that year. Then I got a good deal on a compound bow (Parker brand) and shot another ram with it this year.

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#6198852 - 02/25/16 01:20 PM Re: Getting into bowhunting? [Re: hookandarrow]
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9742
Loc: wondering about the woods
welcome ta texasHF ... Personaly started deer hunting with a Kentucky .45 got down here, & got brush gun first, leases tis all needed 30-30, later got a .270 wanted try an elk hunt... Been bow hunting since started leasing... Last 20 yrs enjoyed my archery hunts on WMA.... Shoulder k-put or would still be doing archery, enjoy archery & my .45 Kentucky hunts.... Personal choice ... Edit: ya can have a shooting range in your yard... flag


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#6198879 - 02/25/16 01:48 PM Re: Getting into bowhunting? [Re: hookandarrow]
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 21596
Loc: Corsicana
Take the plunge.You will love it.
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#6198922 - 02/25/16 02:15 PM Re: Getting into bowhunting? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41955
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Take the plunge.You will love it.


This^

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#6198952 - 02/25/16 02:38 PM Re: Getting into bowhunting? [Re: hookandarrow]
DirtNapTET Offline
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Registered: 11/08/13
Posts: 517
Loc: America
The experience harvesting an animal with a bow is a feeling that is tough to put into words. The wind, scent, cover factors increase pretty substantially, but that makes the success so much more satisfying.

Plus, just throwing a couple targets out and shooting for a couple hours with good friends and cold beers makes the purchase of a bow worth it in itself.
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#6198993 - 02/25/16 03:13 PM Re: Getting into bowhunting? [Re: hookandarrow]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 6404
Loc: bastrop county
going to get back into, the county where I live, I can take a doe with a bow. one buck for reg gun season
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#6199034 - 02/25/16 03:42 PM Re: Getting into bowhunting? [Re: hookandarrow]
hookandarrow Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/24/16
Posts: 2
Hey guys thanks for the replies.. I jumped head first into archery about 20 years ago. I am just doing some research for a project i am working on.

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#6199090 - 02/25/16 04:13 PM Re: Getting into bowhunting? [Re: DirtNapTET]
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4445
Loc: Burleson Texas
Originally Posted By: DirtNapTET
The experience harvesting an animal with a bow is a feeling that is tough to put into words. The wind, scent, cover factors increase pretty substantially, but that makes the success so much more satisfying.

Plus, just throwing a couple targets out and shooting for a couple hours with good friends and cold beers makes the purchase of a bow worth it in itself.


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#6199383 - 02/25/16 07:10 PM Re: Getting into bowhunting? [Re: hookandarrow]
iehooligan11b Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/18/12
Posts: 108
Loc: Currently Afghanistan
Awesome moose. I started bow hunting a few years ago. After my first kill I don't think I have actually killed anything else with a gun since. Just don't get the same excitement out of it as I do with a bow.

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#6199446 - 02/25/16 07:38 PM Re: Getting into bowhunting? [Re: hookandarrow]
maximum Offline
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Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 1661
good for you h&a

it'll make you a better hunter.
just remember to practice-practice-practice.
then after practicing you can practice.
be sure to pass on any shot that is questionable.
most gun hunters should but often don't.
good luck

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#6199656 - 02/25/16 09:50 PM Re: Getting into bowhunting? [Re: hookandarrow]
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 11887
Loc: Big D
I would like to but hunt with my kids next to me 95% of the time so it is a gun in a raised blind for us for now.

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#6199665 - 02/25/16 09:57 PM Re: Getting into bowhunting? [Re: hookandarrow]
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Sparkly Pants

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 44064
Loc: Kingwood
I dove off into it the year before the state let me hunt by myself. That included going to LSBA & IBO tourneys through all of my teens in the off-season. It's fun and you learn a lot being right on top of deer.

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#6199683 - 02/25/16 10:11 PM Re: Getting into bowhunting? [Re: hookandarrow]
MikeTX Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/08/13
Posts: 177
Loc: San Antonio, TX
I have a crossbow and I've taken a fallow and hog with it. I'd like to transition to compound bow, but the places I usually hunt don't want you using them as the probability of kill goes down. If I get a lease, I'd probably switch to bow exclusively.

That said, it's been nice to have the flexibility of the crossbow as some places I've hunted in the past were not safe for a rifle as the acreage was too small.

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