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View Poll Results: Do you hunt big game with a bow?
YES 858 59.34%
NO 588 40.66%
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Do you hunt big game with a bow?

 
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:09 PM
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Re: Do you hunt big game with a bow?

I'm 56 yrs old and I too hunt mostly 4500 to 7000 ft along the back bone of the Cascades in Oregon. In Colorado our home sits at 9200 and we can pretty much hunt out the back door. Due to time and circumstances most of my hunting now is done alone as I can find no one who will or has the time to hunt the tough country with me. One does have to be careful and even then, some bad stuff can happen...I slipped while walking on a slick pummy road while elk hunting in 2110. Tried to tuck and roll but just drove my shoulder into the ground. Broke my neck, dislocated my shoulder and both clavicles at the SC joints. Will be finally getting the last of my surgeries done June 11th this year so if I do shoot rifle this year, it most likely will be southpaw. If you hunt alone, leave notes in your camp and vehicle as to where you're hunting and watch your step! I've never needed a compass or GPS but have them and a Sat radio in case I need to talk someone to me to haul my tail out. So far (not all do to hunting) I've had my back broken 5 times with 12 surgeries to keep me upright and mobile, both knees worked on several time with a knee replacement this past March, and both shoulders worked on with one more coming up. In 1998 was shot by a careless hunter who had put a loaded rifle behind the seat of his pickup. I think we need to be careful of those we hunt with.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:05 AM
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Re: Do you hunt big game with a bow?

My last hunt was on may 12 for turkey and bear. Does anyone have a rear good recipe for tag soup? We saw some hens (tom only season) and no bears which is unusual for my area because last year we limited out on toms (3) and saw some bears. Oh well at least we got out hunting!!
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:32 PM
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Re: Do you hunt big game with a bow?

It's recommended that a hunter should not hunt alone, You do have to hunt
where the animals are. Sometimes that can be hazardous to your health.
Those big bulls dive right in the steepest nasty canyons around.
You have to decide whether or not to go in there and if I kill an
animal in there, can I get it out before it spoils?

Scouting an area well ahead of season, usually is best. you locate the
best way in and out plus the bedding areas etc.

To get hurt in the mountains alone is not good. Help can be a long time in arriving.
I used to live in Alaska and did a fair amount of hunting. We always figured that if you are a 1/4 of a mile off the end of a road, you might as well be a 100.
because they will have a tough time finding you.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:42 PM
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Re: Do you hunt big game with a bow?

No, it is too hard to pull the trigger with a bow.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:10 AM
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Re: Do you hunt big game with a bow?

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No, it is too hard to pull the trigger with a bow.
OK.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:50 PM
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Re: Do you hunt big game with a bow?

I answered "no". Guess I never considered whitetails big game.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:52 PM
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Re: Do you hunt big game with a bow?

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I answered "no". Guess I never considered whitetails big game.
I guess if hunted where the whitetails are thicker than fleas on a dog.
I probably wouldn't consider them big game either.

But, we have to hunt just as hard for a whitetail buck as we do for a Muley buck. Blacktails are even tougher to find.



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