Quiver on or off?

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RE: Quiver on or off?

Postby Goose » Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:23 am

Goose,
Love your Genesis 27:3 quotation!  I use that one all the time as well!
 
Its hard to beat the word aint it. I should start telling the wife that when I go out hunting! Its in the Bible hun......
Jake

Genesis 27:3 Take your bow and quiver full of arrows out into the open country, and hunt some wild game.....

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RE: Quiver on or off?

Postby ILBowhunter » Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:09 am

I suppose there are benefits to both leaving the quiver on and taking it off.  When I first started bowhunting I always left it on.  The primary benefit I saw to doing so was that it gave me more ready access to another arrow, but I was never is a position that it would have helped me.  Also, I would be concerned that the deer would be alerted by the first shot, and, even though standing at 20-25 yards, might jump the string on a follow-up.  Also, there have been times that I have held the bow in front of me and watched through the arrows on the quiver as the deer approached.  I felt that it concealed my a bit more than a bare bow, especially movements of my eyes.  But, this was likely more superstitious on my part than any real benefit.
 
Now I take it off and hang it on a hook in the tree.  My reasons are weight and sound.  Most of the time I am in the tree I hold my bow as there have been many times that deer appear out of nowhere and making the movement to remove the bow from a hook alerted them too much.  So, the quiver is off to reduce weight during long sits.  Second, With the quiver holding 3-4 additional arrows on the bow, I believe there is substantially more sound than with it removed. 

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RE: Quiver on or off?

Postby Goose » Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:47 am

Il Bowhunter:
I have held the bow in front of me and watched through the arrows on the quiver as the deer approached.  I felt that it concealed my a bit more than a bare bow, especially movements of my eyes.  But, this was likely more superstitious on my part than any real benefit.

Image  I have done that as well! Its funny what your mind does when you got deer in front of you!
Jake

Genesis 27:3 Take your bow and quiver full of arrows out into the open country, and hunt some wild game.....

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RE: Quiver on or off?

Postby deerdown » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:26 am

I'm a quiver off in the stand guy.  I've tried doing some shooting with the quiver on ... just prefer the feeling of having it off.  I would like to get to the point where I can leave it on, I just haven't got there yet.  You never know when you might get a shot at a deer and it's definately handier on the bow.

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RE: Quiver on or off?

Postby 8uck5nort » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:49 am

I started by keeping the quiver on, but when I got my new bow this spring I actually found I much more accurate with it off especially after shooting several arrows.
 
I leave it hung on my bow hanger next to me. I like the idea of getting a second arrow ready. I will have to come up with a way to do it Retrieve and load one handed without a lot of movement. (Nearly impossible with the quiver on or off) Considering my arrows are 30"+ w/ broadheads getting that moved withour atracting attention is difficult at best.
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RE: Quiver on or off?

Postby dtrain56 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:07 am

I shoo with quiver off, practice with it off, main reason if you have to hold the bow for a while, much lighter and easier to hold on target

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RE: Quiver on or off?

Postby JOEL » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:41 am

off it always seems to bump into something on.besides never needed a second shot[:D]
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