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Joined: 6/25/2004Used to hunt with both,but it’s been “BOW ONLY” for about 6 years now.
Joined: 6/30/200690% OF THE TIME IS BOW FOR ME NO RIFLE IN MY STATE JUST SHOTGUN , MUZZLELOADER ILL TAKE THEM OUT A COUPLE TIMES DURING THERE SEASON BUT MOSTLY BOW HERE YOU CANT BEAT THE FEELING OF TAKING A DEER WITH A STICK AND STRING
Joined: 6/23/2004Bow only.
Joined: 2/11/2006I hunt with a bow most all the time.When black powder comes around I pull out the smoke pole for at least two or three hunts.Bow hunting does have my heart
Location: OKI do it all! Bow, blackpowder, rifle….. But we can take both weapons to the stand (Bow & BP or bow & rifle) as our archery season runs concurrently with the others, so I usually take both if I am hunting a pre-hung stand or the Double Bull.
Joined: 3/13/2006I bowhunt 90%of the time but I feel bad if I don,t carry my rifles in the woods occasionally and If the freezer gets too empty the 7mm08 can usually remedy that.I prefer to hunt with a bow, but my 30.30 T/C pistol ranks a close 2nd.
Joined: 7/16/2004bow and muzzleloader for me. When I say muzzleloader………Traditions Pioneer rifle. 50 calib. with a patch and ball. Iron sights.
I’m serious when I say I do not own a high-powered rifle. The one I had, I sold it to help me buy a Mathews bow….After dozens of deer kills with a rifle, I became bored with the ease of gun hunting, so I bought a muzzleloader.
After 6 years of muzzleloader hunting and 11 kills, it was just as easy as rifle hunting, so I bought a bow.
After 4 years of bowhunting and 7 kills so far (3 8-point bucks and 4 does), I’ve still got the fever for it more than ever!! I find myself not even preparing for MZ or rifle. I just pick up the bow and go.
Joined: 1/27/2005I love to hunt, the kill is least enjoyable part for me. The type of hunting you do with a bow is the most fun for me, up close and personal. But any hunt is fun.
I love to hunt, the kill is least enjoyable part for me. The type of hunting you do with a bow is the most fun for me, up close and personal. But any hunt is fun.
I love the kill. Especially if its effective and efficient. A huge hole carved completely through the animal passing through both lungs and the top of the heart. Yes, after the kill, I have moments of quiet respect and even a touch of remorse. But the kill is definitely a continuation of the adrenaline rush provided by the hunt. Is it October, yet.
Now skinning, cleaning, and butchering is work. Necessary work, and good work, but work nonethelessI enjoy rifle, muzzleloader and archery seasons. However, my heart belongs to archery. To qoute a fellow bow hunter…..”Bow hunting: The ultimate rush”.
To tell the truth i hunt with my bow, muzzleloader, and rifle.
Same same, love the flintlock
Joined: 7/16/2004I’d rather miss one with an arrow than bust one with a bullet…
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