September 24th, 2010
Arrow recommendation for bowfishing? I am using and older compound bow given to me by my grandfather, but the and the arrow rest on the bow has been broken for years. My winter project is to turn the bow into a bowfishing rig and was hoping it would be possible to do so. Not only am I not sure on what rest to get, but if it’s worth the time and money to covert this old bow? I want to get a whisker bisket but there are no screw holes for a rest. Am I stuck with having to get another adhesive?Thanks,
Sep 2010Bow hunter needs advice on deer
September 15th, 2010
I was out doing a little scouting after work and I got to one of my favorite spots sitting on the edge of a field. Then out of nowhere 12 whitetail deer ran right into the middle of the field 200+ yards away. All my calls last year were not effective so I can not lure them in under 200+ yards? I have tree stand and a nice hunting blind that I bought and built (blind) this year. Any ideas on bringing them in closer?..because it’s not like you can sit in the middle of the field in a blind? Any ideas for this new bow hunter?????
Martin in Ohio
Sep 2010New Bowhunter first question
September 7th, 2010
This is it. I decided I am going to start bow hunting this season, and needed tips, technique, and advice. I am one of these hunters/person that picks up things extremely fast and I was thinking to get an intermediate bow because I believe, I will quickly outgrown a beginner bow? As mentioned, any tips, or videos, websites, I can read/ watch on the internet for beginners. I shot my first dear last year with a slug shot, and loved it now, I’m ready to take a step up.
Aug 2010Cold weather hunting clothes?
August 27th, 2010
Some of the users here might think this question is a bit too early, but heck, anything to do with hunting is always alright to ask. I’ll be deer hunting in Southern Ohio this fall and looking for a set of hunting clothes for the bitter cold that we can get in the fall, it can range from 50-20 or less degrees and want to definitely prepare for the lower temperatures. I’ve learned my lesson last year and was so cold I don’t ever want to go through that AGAIN. I am an avid bow hunter, so anything bulky is out of consideration and my budget is between 200-300$ range.
Thanks All for any advice or a direction to go.
Aug 2010Bowfishing Tips needed
August 9th, 2010
Hello all! Thanks for the invitation for the new hunting and fishing blog. Alright, I need some tips because I’ll be heading out bowfishing on Thursday and it will be the second time I have gone out and I will be mostly be going for Mullet and possibly a Sheepshead or stingray. I will be going off of a pier on the west coast of Florida for my first time. Being new to Florida are there any laws or information that I should know?
Aug 2010Any recurve bow hunters here?
August 2nd, 2010
Any recurve bowhunters here? My father was an avid archer, and his favorite way of hunting is with a recurve bow and says this is only the true form of hunting left in the world. My father eventually gave me his bow, but sadly I know absolutely nothing about recurve bowhunting and was just curious if anyone else shares his opinion and uses them primarily for hunting, I usually only see/use compounds when hunting. Why wouldn’t you use a recurve?
Jun 2010Canadian archery Bear hunt
June 26th, 2010
My Canadian archery Bear hunt was a good trip and was a delight to get to camp where we all spoke Traditional archery. Early in the morning we went and baited several sites and spotted a small bear while doing so the norm to bait in the morning and go into the stand around 4pm and (only) hunt the evening. I was sitting in the cabin at 10am and the deer hunter kicked in and I started thinking that I did not drive 1000 miles to sit in the cabin, so I was on stand at 11am, I sat until 8:30 and saw nothing, then I saw a bear coming down the hill in my direction. I was sitting 8 feet off of the ground and about 10 yards from the bait, as the bear approached I shifted to be sitting at a better angle and he stopped and look my way for a while then kept coming. I raised my bow and put some tension on the string, he stopped at 10 yards and looked at me for a little while, at this time I was sure I was looking at a huge bear, he looked away and started toward the barrell, I drew when he was broadside at 8 yards, he looked at me as I released, I watched my arrow zip through both lungs, he ran about 40 yards and fell as I watched. I was sure he was 250 pounds as I watched, when I walked up to him he had lost about 100 pounds, by the time we got him to the truck he had gained the 100 pounds back, but un fortunatly he lost it on the ride back to camp. 141 pounds. But still a first for me.