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  • July 30, 2006 at 8:27 am #495122 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    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.

    July 30, 2006 at 9:49 am #503145 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    bow only here, unless i get picked for the revenna arsenal hunt.

    then the rem 11-87 goes to work. :whistle

    -chris

    July 30, 2006 at 11:09 am #503146 Back to Top REPORT
    nippers
    Nippers

    Joined: 1/10/2006
    I haven’t bow hunted yet……..this will be my first year so I mainly use rifle but I hope to change that this year [=}=]
    July 30, 2006 at 11:26 am #503147 Back to Top REPORT
    tangy003
    tangy003

    Joined: 5/28/2005
    I 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.

    July 30, 2006 at 1:37 pm #503148 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    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.

    July 30, 2006 at 2:20 pm #503149 Back to Top REPORT
    lane
    Lane

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    Rifle no way, I hunt with a bow or a I don’t go (bow only)
    July 30, 2006 at 2:27 pm #503150 Back to Top REPORT
    micky
    Micky

    Joined: 10/11/2004
    My 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]
    July 30, 2006 at 2:38 pm #503151 Back to Top REPORT
    chrud
    Chrud

    Joined: 7/12/2004
    I hunt with whatever is legal during that particular season. [=}=]
    July 30, 2006 at 2:43 pm #503152 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    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 :D
    July 30, 2006 at 3:15 pm #503153 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    :thumbup [=}=]

    Bow only for me gents. I don’t get the same feeling with a firearm that I do with my bow. :jumpfirered :sunny :charred :jumpfiregreen :zap :bowdown [:balloons] :smt43 :smt20 :smt21 :smt06

    July 30, 2006 at 3:25 pm #503154 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004
    To tell the truth i hunt with my bow, muzzleloader, and rifle. [=}=]
    July 30, 2006 at 3:38 pm #503155 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    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.
    July 30, 2006 at 4:38 pm #503156 Back to Top REPORT
    arnej
    Arne

    Age: 54
    Joined: 5/16/2006
    I live to bow hunt :D 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.

    July 30, 2006 at 4:40 pm #503157 Back to Top REPORT
    ironmaiden
    IRONMAIDEN

    Joined: 9/27/2005
    To tell the truth i hunt with my bow, muzzleloader, and rifle. [=}=]

    same here :thumbup

    July 30, 2006 at 4:45 pm #503158 Back to Top REPORT
    iowaswitchback
    IowaSwitchback

    Joined: 11/26/2005
    Location: Guess!
    I :smt36 to bow hunt BUT when handgun comes in. :D/
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