Hunting: Rifle vs. Bow

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  • November 2, 2009 at 11:01 pm #496282 Back to Top REPORT
    muzzleblast525
    muzzleblast525

    Joined: 1/12/2005
    I went out to sight in a couple of rifles this weekend and just can’t seem to get into the gun, as I’ve been shooting my bow. Just seems more exciting when deer are close. I do have a huge deer going between my area and two other guys, and they are going to be out this upcoming weekend for the gun opener.

    I’m thinking I want to just hunt with bow, and in fact, just sold my last rifle. Buddy keeps telling me to get another one just in case. Who here has just gone strictly bow?

    November 2, 2009 at 11:07 pm #527995 Back to Top REPORT
    chopperpoe
    chopperpoe

    Joined: 11/26/2006
    i hunt bow only now. nothing wrong with a gun but i just enjoy bowhunting
    so much more [=}=]
    November 3, 2009 at 12:45 am #527996 Back to Top REPORT
    solo2cam
    SOLO2CAM

    Joined: 10/16/2009
    I always take both. I love to bow hunt but I would hate for a giant to walk out when a firearm season is in and not be able to get a shot. I know that the challenge of bow hunting is the part that makes it so special, however I have not taken a great deal of large bucks yet so I prefer to take both!
    November 3, 2009 at 1:03 am #527997 Back to Top REPORT
    wvbowhunter
    wvbowhunter

    Joined: 1/12/2009
    I hunt with my bow until my buck tag is gone. Then I pick up the rifle and hunt some. I have to go to another county, the county I live in is bow only.
    PSE DNA.........PSE REVOlution.......Breathn built!
    November 3, 2009 at 1:30 am #527998 Back to Top REPORT

    acc371

    Joined: 8/19/2004
    I enjoy bow for the challenge. Gun for the camaraderie of deer camp. [=}=]
    November 3, 2009 at 2:02 am #527999 Back to Top REPORT
    donlycatguts
    donlycatguts

    Joined: 9/3/2009
    I’m strictly bow not by choice but that is another story lol… But as it is I enjoy bow more than I did gun. I do sometimes get discouraged because I can see a deer in thick brush and go man if I only had a gun… But that is causing me to think more get outdoors more scout more, which in return helps my body more my mind more and really enjoy the outdoors more. I have learnt much more about deer and deer hunting since I picked up a bow 4 years ago than I would have ever been able to gun hunting…
    November 3, 2009 at 2:21 am #528000 Back to Top REPORT
    bowstryder
    bowstryder

    Joined: 9/29/2009
    I am a gun super freak!!! i have a small collection and enjoy shooting and love reloading! HOWEVER, when it comes to hunting big game, i enjoy bowhunting soooooo much more. Dont get me wrong, there is nothing like splatting a ground piggy at 500 yds with a boomer but deer woods is so peaceful and more personal with a stick and a string.
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