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  • August 13, 2007 at 2:29 pm #513787 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhuntr74
    bowhuntr74

    Joined: 2/10/2006
    Only bowhunt. I have been hunting since I was 10. Gun hunting isn’t a challenge to ME anymore. The wife does the gun hunting. :X My oldest son is 50-50 with the gun and bow. :D :thumbup That leaves room for me to only bowhunt. How sad is that? :D :D :thumbup

    PS. She loves to hunt and she hates to shop!!! How did I get that lucky :?:

    August 13, 2007 at 2:50 pm #513788 Back to Top REPORT
    luckybuck
    LUCKYBUCK

    Joined: 2/9/2007
    I still gun hunt also. [=}=]

    Me too, but only one or two hunts out of the year. My brother-in-law has 300 acre gas line. still alot of under brush no trees. All shots are well over bow range. Other than that all bow baby. :thumbup

    August 13, 2007 at 5:17 pm #513789 Back to Top REPORT
    hokiehunter
    hokiehunter

    Joined: 3/22/2005
    Bow only for me! :thumbup I just started spring gobbler hunting with the bow last spring, missed one. I’m hooked now! Bow only from here on out [=}=] [/color:1mhm7uvr]
    August 13, 2007 at 5:46 pm #513790 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    The NY DEC does a good enough job putting restrictions on my hunting ,I will not self impose limitations on my shot opportunites. Anyone who thinks deer are easy to find and kill w/ any weapon is a better hunter than me.

    Im an American and its my right to :X love bows and guns.

    August 13, 2007 at 5:48 pm #513791 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I would if;

    -I could draw an archery tag for my home unit every year.
    -We had lengthy seasons like alot of other states.
    -We had liberal bag limits like alot of others.
    -I had the money to fix these shortcomings.
    -My brother didn’t invite me for an out-of-state muzzleloader hunt.

    August 13, 2007 at 6:31 pm #513792 Back to Top REPORT
    808xt
    808XT

    Joined: 2/8/2006
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    Bow hunt only……when I’m in Iowa :D since I only can go for a short time and it’s during archery season ;) However, when I’m in Hawaii, I usually hunt with a rifle because of the circumstances. [=}=]
    August 13, 2007 at 6:37 pm #513793 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    Bow hunting is “MY TIME”….Gun hunting is my “Family Time” … [=}=]
    August 13, 2007 at 7:52 pm #513794 Back to Top REPORT
    lefteye
    lefteye

    Joined: 4/2/2006
    I hunt with a bow far more hours, but I hunt with firearms when and where a season is open and I have the right license. :thumbup
    August 13, 2007 at 9:37 pm #513795 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I only bow hunt and have been only bowhunting since i was 15
    August 13, 2007 at 10:42 pm #513796 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I’ve bow hunted since 1989 and wouldn’t even think of picking up a gun just so much more fun to have to scout to work your butt off putting stands in the best spots and then having the big pay off when the moment of truth comes well that’s part of bowhunting but for me it’s gone beyond that now I love just seeing the come up on a crisp morning with nature all around nothing better
    August 14, 2007 at 1:29 am #513797 Back to Top REPORT
    slicked-it
    slicked it

    Joined: 4/17/2007
    Bow hunting is “MY TIME”….Gun hunting is my “Family Time” … [=}=]

    My brothers are into hunting but they arent die hard bowhunters. As much as I love bowhunting, I also enjoy the gun season for the time we all get to spend together. It is a great chance to sit around the fire and swap stories. I know its not as challenging and rewarding, but there is something nostalgic about the modern gun season. It makes for great memories and even better pics when the family is goofing off around camp.

    August 14, 2007 at 7:23 am #513798 Back to Top REPORT
    spo
    spo

    Joined: 12/12/2004
    I pretty much bow hunt only, due to the areas I hunt r bow only
    August 14, 2007 at 11:38 am #513799 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Just for a different perspective, in Australia if you hunt at all with a rifle then you’re a rifle hunter that owns a bow. It is absolutely taboo to fail with the bow then go pick up a rifle to get the job done. Failing is what makes bowhunting a challenge.

    I believe a real bowhunter sells his firearms when he takes up archery. Its a natural progression to becoming a better hunter. We don’t have seasons here so I guess the choice is easy. I see a lot of American ‘bowhunting’ videos with rifle hunts in them and I feel very ripped off.

    I do wonder if things would be different there if you had to nominate one weapon or the other each year, bow or rifle. I honestly think you would be better off for it.

    I think there are so many people in America that everything is competetive and this does seem to put a lot of pressure on you to succeed. I have hunted around the world and often been in the company of Americans whom I got on with greatly but some of their ethics were very disappointing.

    Personally, once I learned to focus on the process (ie the hunting) rather than the result (ie the kill) I found I was much more satisfied and happy.

    Please don’t take this as criticism of your beautiful country and its people. I have been there and will be again. You are blessed with natural beauty and a variety of big game and even better, your women hunt!

    August 14, 2007 at 5:05 pm #513800 Back to Top REPORT
    156py-2
    156p&y

    Joined: 10/3/2006

    Just for a different perspective, in Australia if you hunt at all with a rifle then you’re a rifle hunter that owns a bow. It is absolutely taboo to fail with the bow then go pick up a rifle to get the job done. Failing is what makes bowhunting a challenge.

    I believe a real bowhunter sells his firearms when he takes up archery. Its a natural progression to becoming a better hunter. We don’t have seasons here so I guess the choice is easy. I see a lot of American ‘bowhunting’ videos with rifle hunts in them and I feel very ripped off.

    I do wonder if things would be different there if you had to nominate one weapon or the other each year, bow or rifle. I honestly think you would be better off for it.

    I think there are so many people in America that everything is competetive and this does seem to put a lot of pressure on you to succeed. I have hunted around the world and often been in the company of Americans whom I got on with greatly but some of their ethics were very disappointing.

    Personally, once I learned to focus on the process (ie the hunting) rather than the result (ie the kill) I found I was much more satisfied and happy.

    Please don’t take this as criticism of your beautiful country and its people. I have been there and will be again. You are blessed with natural beauty and a variety of big game and even better, your women hunt![/quote:3k1unu96]

    #1- If you focus on the process as you put it rather than the result. Then how could you consider it failure if you do not take an animal with the bow?

    #2- Well I am sorry, but I do take some of your comments as an insult to my country. I am tired of individuals from other countries having complaints about everything Americans do, but then breaking their necks to get into our country. If everything is done so much better in Australia, Mexico or whatever part of this globe you hail from then stay there and quit trying to influence your ideas on everyone else.

    #3-Yes I am a Bowhunter. And yes I hunt with a firearm from time to time. Not because I failed as you put it, but because I continue to enjoy hunting with a firearm also. Giving up the firearm is not the progression to becoming a better hunter, fact is what you hunt with has little to do with how good a hunter you may be or what your ethics consist of.

    August 14, 2007 at 6:21 pm #513801 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Amen, 156p&y! Couldnt have said it better :thumbup Bottom line, we got the recipe for freedom & success while europe sits on the brink of an Islamic take over so let em “sell their guns” :^O Ill take their critizisms for theyre worth …nothing.

    To all those who give up gun hunting because they think It makes them a more credible bowhunter 8-| ,that is your bussiness but IMHO only TV hunting ,w/ any weapon, is “easy”.

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