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#6443966 - 09/08/16 03:16 PM I'm in trouble
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Haven't thought about hunting much all year, after hunting last year, to be honest I was kinda burned out and I only picked up my bow a few times. Had a heartbreaking miss on a giant sika that really took the wind outta my bow hunting sails plus a new family kept the hunting family focused.

something happened to me in the last week (wasn't dove season) that got me real antsy to go and put an arrow thru a deer. problem is I haven't shot my bow since last October.....


Anybody else waiting until the 11th hour to get ready?
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#6443995 - 09/08/16 03:25 PM Re: I'm in trouble [Re: txtrophy85]
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Right there with you on the 11th hour bit. Family has eaten into my hunting/hunting prep time bad.

Haven't shot the bow since last year, haven't set up any of the bow stands yet. Not sure if I will even try for archery during archery season this year.
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#6444009 - 09/08/16 03:29 PM Re: I'm in trouble [Re: txtrophy85]
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I set up one pop up. My other bow stands are at the family ranch, I need to go pick them up since I'm not gonna hunt there this year. But that's a trip in itself and since they've been up since last year I'm not 100% sure what kind of condition they are in.


Prep wise I think I'll be ok for archery season save for the bow and archery tackle part of it.
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#6444025 - 09/08/16 03:35 PM Re: I'm in trouble [Re: txtrophy85]
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I started getting excited about this season earlier than I have in years when I started seeing some good bucks in early summer. With the new bows and accessories that are available it does not take me many shots to be back in rhythm. For me practicing my shooting mechanics thru repetition and strengthening muscles is important at my age. I had not shot since early March and started back again in mid July. My first day shots were really good for not having shot in 6 months. I have shot daily since then even if it is 10 shots. I have not missed but a couple of days since. I have three setups ready to hunt out of and one will be crossbow only. The other 2 can be hunted with either bow or crossbow.
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#6444046 - 09/08/16 03:48 PM Re: I'm in trouble [Re: txtrophy85]
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I shot a dozen arrows back in March and will shoot another dozen or so before season opener. Pop-up was set-up a month ago just hoping the wind/coons haven't destroyed it.
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#6444070 - 09/08/16 04:01 PM Re: I'm in trouble [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I started getting excited about this season earlier than I have in years when I started seeing some good bucks in early summer. With the new bows and accessories that are available it does not take me many shots to be back in rhythm. For me practicing my shooting mechanics thru repetition and strengthening muscles is important at my age. I had not shot since early March and started back again in mid July. My first day shots were really good for not having shot in 6 months. I have shot daily since then even if it is 10 shots. I have not missed but a couple of days since. I have three setups ready to hunt out of and one will be crossbow only. The other 2 can be hunted with either bow or crossbow.


You bow hunting this year or using the crossbow?
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#6444117 - 09/08/16 04:35 PM Re: I'm in trouble [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I started getting excited about this season earlier than I have in years when I started seeing some good bucks in early summer. With the new bows and accessories that are available it does not take me many shots to be back in rhythm. For me practicing my shooting mechanics thru repetition and strengthening muscles is important at my age. I had not shot since early March and started back again in mid July. My first day shots were really good for not having shot in 6 months. I have shot daily since then even if it is 10 shots. I have not missed but a couple of days since. I have three setups ready to hunt out of and one will be crossbow only. The other 2 can be hunted with either bow or crossbow.


You bow hunting this year or using the crossbow?

The buck I want to hunt is at a location where I have a tripod so I can use either but will try with my bow first. He is not a regular buck there and has only been here in the dayligh(on TC) about 4 times in the past 15 months. More regular after dark than anything, but a no show at the feeder now for the last 15 days with all the rain/green up. I have never seen this buck in person yet.
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#6444255 - 09/08/16 06:16 PM Re: I'm in trouble [Re: txtrophy85]
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He a pretty good deer?
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#6444624 - 09/08/16 09:59 PM Re: I'm in trouble [Re: txtrophy85]
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if a shooter has good shooting form in their memory then it usually doesn't take that long to get it back. I have seen and hunted with people that can take a year or two off from bow hunting and shooting and pick it back up with a compound and be good to go for what most consider good ranges for archery in a short time. The way you were shooting last year I have no doubt you can get back into shape before season starting now. Practice with purpose like a pro golfer does making every shot count like it the most important shot you will ever take and if it doesn't feel right let down and start routine over. If hunting from a ground blind concentrate on shooting from a seated position.
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#6444627 - 09/08/16 10:00 PM Re: I'm in trouble [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
He a pretty good deer?


My bet if a buck has STX excited about hunting it with his bow, it is a very good mature buck for the area.
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#6444638 - 09/08/16 10:09 PM Re: I'm in trouble [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
He a pretty good deer?


My bet if a buck has STX excited about hunting it with his bow, it is a very good mature buck for the area.


It's a baby...he is just big eyeing it peep
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#6444938 - 09/09/16 08:57 AM Re: I'm in trouble [Re: txtrophy85]
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Hope to start shootings today if I have time
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#6445218 - 09/09/16 01:05 PM Re: I'm in trouble [Re: txtrophy85]
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Big eyeing roflmao
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#6445219 - 09/09/16 01:06 PM Re: I'm in trouble [Re: txtrophy85]
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I limit myself to a max 30 yards with the bow doesn't take much before I feel confident again.
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#6445401 - 09/09/16 03:02 PM Re: I'm in trouble [Re: txtrophy85]
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I have not put an arrow into anything in a few years. I don't have a bow I like to shoot anymore and every time I did get a chance, well I'd rather see the kids do it or a client.
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