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  • August 15, 2007 at 12:17 am #513802 Back to Top REPORT
    fedexguy
    fedexguy

    Joined: 3/13/2006
    In the last 4 or 5 years I’ve only carried my rifle a few days..Mostly when invited to hunt a place where every one was gun hunting..I’ve got a real pretty 30.06 that I like to show off every now and then ;)
    August 15, 2007 at 9:27 am #513803 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Well Danny, you should be proud of your country, its the second best one in the world. Americans think that everyone is breaking their neck to get in but I wouldn’t give up being an Aussie for anything. I know how lucky I am to be here in this country.

    I wasn’t trying to ‘bash up’ America. Read the whole post. Just offering you a different point of view from an outside perspective. You don’t have to agree or disagree, but think about what you do and why.

    As I said I’ve seen some pretty ordinary behaviour from American hunters and if you ask guides and outfitters around the world you’ll get the same opinion.

    As for trying to influence everyone elses opinions I think George W wins the prize for that one…

    In any case enjoy your hunting mate, and try and relax. ;)

    August 15, 2007 at 1:02 pm #513804 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Shafted ,Bush bashing went out of style about 5 minutes ago, sorry you didnt get the memo. As far as the US influencing other countries, Id rather be accussed of trying to spread freedom and democracy than socialism.

    Im glad your happy where you are. My advice would be to stay there and hunt whatever it is you hunt there. If you travel ,your bound to run into more of us “unethical” Americans.

    August 15, 2007 at 2:13 pm #513805 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Freedom, democracy and cheaper oil!

    And I doubt Bush bashing will ever go out of style

    Gee you boys are sensitive…

    I’ll make a deal with you. I’ll stay out of your country if you guys promise to stay out of everyone elses. :thumbup

    This is getting way too Political. It was supposed to be about why we hunt with bows or rifles.

    Freedom of speach, as long as you like what you’re hearing…

    August 15, 2007 at 2:25 pm #513806 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    It’s bow or nothin! :D :^O :D
    August 15, 2007 at 2:30 pm #513807 Back to Top REPORT
    cbm
    CBM

    Joined: 6/23/2004
    I did bow only for a while , then maybe 1 rifle hunt a year out of a 21 week season !! But this year I will probably be 50/50 or more towards rifle…………guess as my son gets bigger I will do more and more rifle hunting and go back to the bow one day !!

    I used to enjoy the added challenge but not so much anymore……….just like getting out in the woods now a days !! [=}=]

    August 15, 2007 at 3:31 pm #513808 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    It’s bow or nothin! :D :^O :D

    How often do you have to make that choice?

    I’ve been able to draw three archery deer tags in the last ten years in my home state. Whereas you would have not hunted in seven of those years I chose to pick up a leftover rifle tag and hunt. I killed one buck in those seven years. I knew these were “low-quality” hunts (overhunted, overcrowded). But still, I was hunting.

    August 15, 2007 at 4:12 pm #513809 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004

    Freedom, democracy and cheaper oil!

    [/quote:2lb0ihoy] Whats wrong w/ oil? I doubt you travel the world hopping around on a kangaroos back,hypocrite!

    Your right ,this was a bowhunting only thread till you decided to give your little opinion of our country, next time save your opinions for an austrailian bow companies talk forum… oh yeah there are none, sorry.

    I personally would never travel outside the borders of the USA but hows this for a deal ,you limeys keep your mouths shut and mabye well keep bailing your arses out like we have since WWII.

    August 15, 2007 at 5:50 pm #513810 Back to Top REPORT
    156py-2
    156p&y

    Joined: 10/3/2006

    Freedom, democracy and cheaper oil!

    [/quote:lro8y8zr] Whats wrong w/ oil? I doubt you travel the world hopping around on a kangaroos back,hypocrite!

    Your right ,this was a bowhunting only thread till you decided to give your little opinion of our country, next time save your opinions for an austrailian bow companies talk forum… oh yeah there are none, sorry.

    I personally would never travel outside the borders of the USA but hows this for a deal ,you limeys keep your mouths shut and mabye well keep bailing your arses out like we have since WWII.[/quote:lro8y8zr]

    The grandson of two WWII veterans says amen to that statement.

    Thanks Nyrackaddict

    It is nice to see that a few of us have some patriotism.

    God Bless America!!!!

    August 15, 2007 at 6:48 pm #513811 Back to Top REPORT

    Buckwheat

    Joined: 12/14/2005
    Bow only
    August 15, 2007 at 7:55 pm #513812 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.

    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.
    [/quote:1m7bth57]In Colorado we do have to choose weapons. Although those years that I’m unsuccessful in drawing archery tags I pick up that rifle that I didn’t sell and take it hunting. Its all that’s left. Not a gun hunter with a bow, but rather a bowhunter forced into using a gun because I’d rather hunt than sit home.

    I don’t see where the process of hunting is affected by the choice of weapon.

    August 15, 2007 at 8:27 pm #513813 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I think there is a misconception that many bowhunters have in that they think the longer range of a rifle or shotgun automatically makes it easy. The fact is theyre are many advantages bowhunters have over gun hunters.

    For one ,there is a lot less competition in the woods during bow season than gun season. Alot less people walking around in the woods keeps deer a little less weary and more likly to be seen during daylight.

    Two, most states including mine and the surrounding have their bow season during all stages of the rutting activity ,and we all know the advantage in that.

    Lastly, there are alot more places to bowhunt than places to gun hunt. In many suburban areas there are alot of great little big buck honey holes that you would be arrested for shooting a gun in, but many are more than willing to allow access to bowhunters .

    Sure you can take longer shots w/ a gun but most of my rifle shots have been under 50 yds anyway and have had way more opportunities while bowhunting, so is gun hunting really easy?

    August 16, 2007 at 2:27 am #513814 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Where your laws restrict you to a certain weapon at certain times of the year I can understand why you would have to hunt with both weapons rather than stop hunting.

    What I suggest is that whatever you hunt with, learn to shoot straight and exercise restraint, let em go, let em grow.

    Like it or not, some Americans do travel, and I can tell you that your international reputation as rifle hunters is not good. I have witnessed this first hand. I’ve seen guys shoot at things until they run out of ammo. I saw a guy take his bow and rifle on his stand on a bear hunt. If the bear came close enough he was going to be a bowhunter and so on. The list goes on. It certainly makes it hard on the good guys.

    One thing I don’t understand is why you guys have a muzzleloader season when the ‘muzzle loaders’ have scopes and shoot flat to 200yds?

    I hope you do all get the chance to travel. Its an amazing experience to hunt in a foreign land and a great way to learn about yourself. Patriotism too is a wonderful thing, in moderation.

    Anyway I’d better call it quits before this starts WWIII. :oops:

    August 16, 2007 at 3:16 am #513815 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Any one can look down a scope and put a cross hair on an animals sweet spot when it only lokks 10 yards away. Try having to make a judgement point of yardage and adjust your shot accordingly not only to the distance but the point of direction the deer is faceing. Then when you accompish that your a real man
    August 16, 2007 at 12:53 pm #513816 Back to Top REPORT
    156py-2
    156p&y

    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Any one can look down a scope and put a cross hair on an animals sweet spot when it only lokks 10 yards away. Try having to make a judgement point of yardage and adjust your shot accordingly not only to the distance but the point of direction the deer is faceing. Then when you accompish that your a real man

    It amazes me that with hunting under attack from numerous outside groups, that some of us as hunters continue to attack each other within our own ranks. :oops: ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) Wake up people.

    Jesus said this:

    Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. (Matthew 12:25)

    Nothing wrong with bowhunting, I love it!!

    For those who choose to hunt with firearm, nothing wrong with that either. I love it also.

    Hunt how you choose as long as it is within the fabric of our game laws and take someone new along.

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