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View Poll Results: Longest Big Game Kill With Bow
Under 20 yards 20 4.66%
21 to 40 yards 127 29.60%
41 to 60 yards 134 31.24%
61 to 80 yards 80 18.65%
81 to 100 yards 33 7.69%
Over 100 yards 35 8.16%
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Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

 
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:10 AM
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Tom H, I am all for practice but shooting your bow indoors where the room temp is 60-70 degrees will not be the same as shooting your bow outside when it is 40-50 degrees. the limbs of the bow will shoot very different. Same with shoot a rifle, br shooting is different than shooting off hand after hiking up rough terrain. Im not lecturing anyone just say there are irresponsible people out there. congrats on the tags
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:51 AM
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Tom H, I am all for practice but shooting your bow indoors where the room temp is 60-70 degrees will not be the same as shooting your bow outside when it is 40-50 degrees. the limbs of the bow will shoot very different. Same with shoot a rifle, br shooting is different than shooting off hand after hiking up rough terrain. Im not lecturing anyone just say there are irresponsible people out there. congrats on the tags

I live north east of Colorado Spring @ 7700ft unfortunate we made the news as I live in Black Forest and we were one of the lucky ones.

Like I said I have a range at my house and I live in whats called Plains unit but I don't hunt here I go to the high country and hunt around timberline and wife hunts lower down.

As to this claim of your about climate change shooting bow indoors and outdoors I guess if you only had one bow that might be a problem but since I own more than one bow not much of a problem.

You seem to be lecturing about your hunting standards and that's fine if you can find someone who cares which I don't.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:18 AM
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Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

thanks for the attitude, so you shoot a bow indoors and then you take a different bow and shoot that outdoors? So temperature has no effect on accuracy and equipment?
like i said, im not lecturing anyone, stating experience from hunting everywhere from alaska to washington to missouri to georgia. I have seen guys who just want to kill animals for fun and i have seen sportmen and women who have respect, MY OWN OPINION.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:15 PM
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Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

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Tom H, I am all for practice but shooting your bow indoors where the room temp is 60-70 degrees will not be the same as shooting your bow outside when it is 40-50 degrees. the limbs of the bow will shoot very different. Same with shoot a rifle, br shooting is different than shooting off hand after hiking up rough terrain. Im not lecturing anyone just say there are irresponsible people out there. congrats on the tags
Amen to that!! For me "hunting" is vastly different in so many ways than what I do at a range. Hunting, for me, isn't trying to hit live 3D targets at any range! And at a rifle range?! It's like, "You've got to be kidding!" watching some folks try to hit an 8" bull at 100 yards and that is from a bench!! And when you include having to duck for cover when they sweep the crowd with their muzzle! Phew...
So, bow or rifle, when you add in everything you get in a hunt, and if you have any respect for the animal you're hunting, you'll spend years getting ready to take that shot! A "Lucky Shot" is never in the equation!

Plus my big freezer is already full. I think of hunting as "trying to outwit a smart animal in it's habitat" and when you do, giving thanks to the animal for everything it's provided you. I guess it's just me and people have told me I live in the wrong century. I love shooting at long range both with a bow and gun but add in a game animal and I darn well will be sure of my shot regardless of the range. Just how my daddy raised me. Heck, I have almost as much fun playing around with the deer on my property, seeing just how close I can get without them even knowing I'm around. But I still aspire to the skills needed to take whatever tool is in my hands and use it to take a trophy at the limits rangewise of MY ability, not someone I watch at a range!
I just won't attempt a shot I'm not sure of and I respect those who possess the skills to take a 70 yard shot! I'm better off with a rifle at 700 yards! And that is why, for me, I just try to add a yard or two to my comfort zone with a recurve!
I know there are guys who can consistently take 50 yard shots with a recurve or longbow in hunting situations but right now, it sure isn't me!!
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:31 PM
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Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

I shoot a 55# Bear Kodiak Hunter recurve, no sights just a Bare bow. Back in the late 70's I shot a large grizzle bear in the front left leg at 80 Yards. Now if he had been real and not made out of paper I would never.have taken that shot. The cool part of the story was I was shooting against 3 guys with compound bows and none of them came close to hitting him. There sight pins only went to 60 yards.
Now for the longest shot on a live.animal was 20 yards on a squirrel.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:50 AM
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Friend Kris just shot a antelope at 92 yrds, bowhunter montana. he is also one of the best archery shots i have ever met also. he shoots competitive all over and his indoors scores are usually perfect and high x counts.
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Nothing to brag about horn-wise. But I was Rifle bear hunting as a first priority.
Only brought out the bow cause he was there, & I wanted meat. Didn't draw a rifle tag, so I practiced all summer with my new bow. Payed off I guess, but not much "hunting" involved. Saw a deer, walked up & shot the deer. Believe it or not, I passed on even bringing my bow for the first 8 bucks I saw on opening day. But after I saw a whitetail I got very angry, & wanted to have a bow handy incase I saw another one. Those midget rat size deer are ruining my Mule Deer country!
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