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After returning to bowhunting after all these years I have marketedly decided I perfer it over all other forms of hunting. I am just curious how most of you perfer to hunt.
this is my first time putting up a poll so if it doesn’t work .. bear with me.bow only here, unless i get picked for the revenna arsenal hunt.
then the rem 11-87 goes to work.
Joined: 1/10/2006I haven’t bow hunted yet……..this will be my first year so I mainly use rifle but I hope to change that this year
Joined: 5/28/2005I prefer hunting with my bow.Several reasons.
A) it’s warmer during archery season.
B) you have the woods pretty much all to yourself.
C)the seasons here for bow are 5 months long.
D)Not to take anything away from hunting with a gun,but to me getting a deer to come within 20 yards or so is a rush that can’t be beatWhen you shoot a deer from 100 yards away…well it just dosen’t do it for me.I was strictly a bowhunter from 1997 until 2004.
Two events broke my streak…
In 2004 I was finished bowhunting, and a non-hunting co-worker wanted some venison. Seeing a good opportunity to promote hunting, I shot a deer with a rifle to provide the meat. I didn’t know if I would be able to get another one with a bow. This was meat collection.
In 2005 I broke my finger; I had two pins in it plus a finger cast/ splint after that. I couldn’t shoot my bow. Shot two deer with a rifle in 2005. I was so angry at the loss of my whole season, I had to do something to compensate. At least I shot a turkey on opening weekend with my bow, before the broken finger.
That being said, I consider myself strictly a bowhunter[/b:1l4weha5].
Edit- My wife has been strictly a bowhunter since 1999.
Joined: 7/9/2005Rifle no way, I hunt with a bow or a I don’t go (bow only)
Joined: 10/11/2004My preferred method is to hunt with a bow. I have not killed a deer with a rifle in a couple of years. That being said, I do enjoy spotting and stalking with a rifle in the wide open areas. It is exciting to spot a nice buck 800 to 1000 yards away and successfully execute a stalk on him.[/color:1w6gvwxl]
Joined: 7/12/2004I hunt with whatever is legal during that particular season.My TRUE passion is bow hunting, and I would love to live in a bow only area, but I don’t, so for a couple weeks out of the season, the ol’ Mossburg gets to make some noise
Bow only for me gents. I don’t get the same feeling with a firearm that I do with my bow.
Joined: 8/4/2004To tell the truth i hunt with my bow, muzzleloader, and rifle.I enjoy bow season more for a few reasons. I don’t know about other states, but in Ohio the entire rut is bow only. We only have a week of shotgun season right around the last week of Nov. first week of Dec. So obviously the weather is better for bow. I also enjoy not wearing orange. Bow season is a solo sport to me, and just enjoy the peace and quiet. Deer camp in gun season is nice to be with some buddy’s, have beer, and shoot the breeze, but it is bow that makes my blood pump.
Joined: 5/16/2006I live to bow hunt but I also like different experiences, and hunting methods.
I do take the opportunity to get out with muzzleloader and/or gun a few days most years…. just for added opportunities. I like to hunt the mountains (especially in the snow) and a gun is the only way to have any chance at all – since it is a 2 hour drive and I only get one or two days a year where I can get out there. Some other local places I go only open up for a few days a year… then only for ML or shotgun… and there have been some BIG bucks taken on those lucky days. So I’m an opportunist i guess… but a bowhunter at heart.
Also, I take the opportunity to get out on youth gun day with my son each year…. I can’t hunt, but do get to help him on a rare day to hunt the rut with a gun. Again, take the opportunities as they come and hunt with a bow the rest of the time.
To tell the truth i hunt with my bow, muzzleloader, and rifle.
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