Bow hunting is sweet

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Bow hunting is sweet

Postby zackbigdog » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:31 am


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Re: Bow hunting is sweet

Postby kellory » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:32 am


Welcome to the forum.

Not bad kid, not bad. A true case of aim small, miss small...but can you do it with a slingshot.?.. :)
The only real difference between a good tracker and a bad tracker is observation. All the same data is present for both. The rest is understanding what you are seeing.

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Re: Bow hunting is sweet

Postby Bowriter » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:55 am

Won't be long until you balance the cost of an arrow against the target value.

After over 40-years of bowhunting, I have learned to try and line up my shots so I can kill two with one shot. Being forced to use a crossbow and design my own camo has made me frugal. ;)

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Re: Bow hunting is sweet

Postby Woods Walker » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:56 am

Frugal? HA! I remember back in Laramie. We were frugal then too.....because we were POOR!
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Re: Bow hunting is sweet

Postby Bowriter » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:27 pm

We were not poor. We were broke. I spent all my money on entry fees and getting to the rodeo. If I had any leftover, I spent some on women and whiskey, the rest I wasted.

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Re: Bow hunting is sweet

Postby Woods Walker » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:37 pm

I stand corrected! Broke it was! VERY broke!

I remember buying frozen pot pies at Safeway for .25 a piece. We LIVED on that, Coors, and chew. Once in while we'd splurge and get tacos at Taco Ring on 3rd street, or if we were REALLY in funds we'd go to Kings on Grand Ave where you sat at your table and ordered your food via the telephones that were at each table, or the"all you can eat" lunch buffet at Shakey's. Now THAT was some high livin'!

It's a darn good thing we were good for a deer or three or once in a while an elk or we'd have gone protein-less for a good part of the year!
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Re: Bow hunting is sweet

Postby Sailfish » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:59 am

I ate ramen noodles and chicken quarters in college.
Couldn't even afford bbq sauce........so it was homemade: Ketchup and mustard packets mixed.
"Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther."

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Re: Bow hunting is sweet

Postby Woods Walker » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:54 am

And yet I still wish those years could be kept in a time warp! Best time of my life in many ways.
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Re: Bow hunting is sweet

Postby kellory » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:39 pm

zackbigdog, what was the range on your squirrel, what type of tip were you using, and can you do that often, or did you get lucky? The whole body of the squirrel, is about the size of the sweet spot on deer.( If you get enough squirrels, Mepps will buy the tails for their fishing lures) ;)
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Re: Bow hunting is sweet

Postby Bowriter » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:47 pm

When I was a kid, about the time trees started showing up, I killed a ton of them with a slingshot. About every third shot, I would hit my thumb. Geez that hurt.

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