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    Quote Originally Posted by kelbro View Post
    The lone compound dissenter here, I guess. I tried as a youngster to shoot a recurve bow. Couldn't hit the side of a barn, even from inside the barn . I was a crack shot with a rifle so it didn't matter much for stocking the freezer with venison. Then Texas added an archery season which preceded the rifle season. Wow, hunting when it wasn't bitter cold! I figured that I had to try it. Got a compound bow and went to work. That, I could shoot. Practiced out to 60 yds but it still took quite a while before I was confident enough to try to take down a whitetail with it. Since that first buck, I am a 90% converted bowhunter. Rifle doesn't seem all that sporting anymore. Gaining a semi-mastery of the compound has sparked an interest in going back to a longbow or recurve but I don't get enough hunt time anymore to justify the time investment. Maybe someday...
    Hey there!......no, no.....you are not the only compound lover here!

    I love my compound, and trust me, I'm a much better shot with it than the recurve. I would be confident hunting with the compound......but no way with the recurve. The recurve is just fun, and besides I like dressing up like Robin Hood

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    Hmmm... This thread is sadly lacking in pictures
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    I have enjoyed bowhunting for over 50 years. There is no better sport. last year I bought a TenPoint cross bow with a 4xpower scope on it. The bow shoot like a dream and the deer do not go far after being hit. Over the years I have hunted with recurves ,compounds and now the Ten point. The recurve gave me the biggest thrill as far bagging a deer. Time marches on and it not as easy hunting with bows that we used to enjoy.

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    Any of you gents...or ladies...shoot archery or bowhunt

    I live in Northeast Wisconsin so I whitetail Bowhunt. My work is flexible and I am allowed to take two weeks off at the end of October beginning of November during the rut and put in 8 hours in a stand instead of designing highways...


    Interested to see your setups and any nice animals youve taken...

    let the braggin begin

    here is mine

    2007 Mathews Drenalin 28" Draw 70#
    Carbon Express Maxima Hunters 350 with 4" feathers
    Rage 3 blade broad heads
    Scent Lok Savana pants and jacket in Mossy oak break up for early season
    Cabelas Super Slam Fleece Bibs and Jacket in Break up for cold weather
    Extreme Archery 3 Pin Sight
    Fuse Stabilizer
    True Fire 360 release
    Bushnell Scout 1000 Arc and Bushnell Binocs
    M.A.D Calls New Grunt Snort Weeze
    M.A.D. Calls Heat bleat
    Tru-Talker Grunt tube

    Bagged a 135" 3 year old in 2007 my first buck ever with my bow...

    No luck this year...got married in late october so did not get much stand time in.
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    Haven't goten a white tail in 4 years it dosent help that i get back to mn with one week left of archery season in dec. But i love it anyway. My younger sister(15) set a state record in a target compitition last year and is on her way to a state championship this year.

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    thats pretty cool...

    i shoot a league for fun just to keep sharp for season...shoot various 3d targets...really helps me when i see the real thing at 30 yards to be confidant i can hit it.

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    I bowhunt in Virginia: both Northern Virginia when visiting my mother, and here in Blacksburg where i live (Southwest). Both are for whitetail, and I'm thinking of getting the components to convert my bow to a bowfishing bow, and then buying a new Hoyt Katana. I shoot my bow about twice a week shooting at a 3-D deer target, and try to hunt one of the days on the weekend. No deer this season but i have had to work alot on the weekends. I also still have till March 28th.

    My current bow is a Mountaineer Archery 3D bow. I originally had it for target shooting but i have gone onto deer hunting. Here is my baby. And no one make fun of my small cams. But hey, I don't need to compensate for anything.
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    YEP!

    I put the "training wheels" down this year.

    So I used to shoot a Mathews Feathermax for the better part of a decade, then a Martin Bengal, and now a 68" longbow.

    Love it, Love it, Love it. Even if this means 20 yards is my absolute max again.

    Never got a good buck with bow.

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    An old Bear Grizzly recurve, plain except for camo painted w custom Delrin rest and string silencers, 58", 60 or 65 pounds.
    Fiberglass arrows w L. helical fletching.
    Bear, Wasp, or Black Diamond points.
    Short armguard, standard glove release and don't use sights.
    Steiner binoculars, bottle of fox pee, modified Gilly suit.
    Dying rabbit and rodent distress calls.
    Small bag w various equipment, snacks, etc...

    The largest was a buck w about 8 1/2 points and field dressed something over 200 lbs (estimated). That was in ≈1984. The meat was a bit on the tough side, but still tasty in a stew or jerked.

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    Archery and bowhunting is my favorite pastime... I have been shooting bow since I was 4 years old and am now 50.. whoa.... where did the years go ...
    Mostly shoot traditional equipment now but also have compound bows and all the related goodies.
    Started making my own self longbows quite a few years ago and that is mostly what I carry in the woods now.
    My favorite is an Elm sinewbacked recurve covered with Gartersnake skins that I built the other winter..
    best buck..a 156", 10 point that gave me a 10 yard shot right at sunset one year, I was sitting on the ground beside some shrubs and he just walked in love it when that happens.... to rare..
    Here's a couple pics of my gear...
    sorry for the mess..
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