Ok, thought I would run a poll myself. I must admit that I stick to the bow only. Messed with the boomsticks for a while but just wasnt my thing. I like that extra extra challenge and the sense of accomplishment of the bow.
Location: OKI bowhunt, blackpowder, rifle, waterfowl, bowfish, trotline, rod and reel fish, jugline, spear fish, fly fish, noodle, and trap. I am a purist. (Pure outdoorsman )
Joined: 10/11/2004I prefer to hunt with a bow. But, I hunt with a rifle on occasion. It has been a few years since I have killed anything with a rifle. [/color:j3ga15vv]Bow for me. I have to admit that I will take a gun MAYBE once per season but the bow is it for me. I just about got to the point where my guns never were shot but over the last six years I started shooting competition and I love it. So, I hunt with the bow and Competition shoot with pistol, rifle and shotgun.
Joined: 8/11/2005100% bow for me. even though sometimes i have the itch for picking up my .308 during gun season.I enjoy bowhunting more so then rifle hunting, on the flip side Iam much more selective when it comes to rifle hunting and tend to hold out for a mature buck. Being the difficulty of bow hunting, I will use my bow tag for doe or buck. I also hunt with blackpowder, small caliber rifles for Fox and coyote, and shotgun for small game.
Joined: 6/25/2004Haven’t used a rifle or shotgun for Deer hunting in quite a few years now,strictly bow for deer.
I will still use a shotgun for turkeys tho………Bow and muzzleloader for me, although I must admit I do enjoy the occassional deer drive with old faithful (my 20gauge).
Location: NebraskaTo be accurate, I should have clicked the guns and bows option – but I liked the hunt anything with a rock response. Pretty funny!
For deer, someday I may go to hunting exclusively with my bow. However, I’m also an avid bird hunter so I’ll at least keep a scatter gun or two laying around!
Location: Guess!Bow/Gun here…I use Handguns “Encore” from rabbits to deer.Bow only for me. The only way i’ll use a rifle is if a landowner wants me to cull out some does or management bucks and needs a lot killed in a short time. Guns don’t come close in excitement as bowhunting IMO.
KILL EM ALL
Joined: 1/18/2006BOW AND SHOTGUN FOR ME BUT MAINLY BOWI haven’t shot a deer with a gun in a few years,all bow there. I did get my bear with a rifle this year, but don’t plan on shooting one again unless it’s with my bow.
Joined: 6/28/2004When trophy hunting – Bow only. We have a spike/doe season and if it gets late in the season I’ll grab the 264 and drop as many as I need to.
Otherwise, in general:
Bobcats – Bow Only
Coyotes – Bow 1st, but I’ve got some 95g V-max for the 264 that’s 3500 fps that practically skins them for you.
Javelina – Bow Only
Piggies – Prefer a full moon and the bow, but sometimes pig hunting becomes a social thing (peer pressure) and we might have rifles or pistols.
Turkey – you guys got me thinkin’ about doin it this year, bow only.
Elk – Bow Only, simply because years when I go I only have a week.
Bear – If I get the chance, Bow Only
I keep thinking I’ll pick up a recurve for bowfishing because the rivers around here have lots of gar, but haven’t yet.
Joined: 3/24/2005I prefer to bow hunt but i hunt with a slug gun & muzzleloader also.
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