You see a decent buck coming in. When do you draw your bow?

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  • July 23, 2007 at 12:04 pm #495554 Back to Top REPORT
    nybowhunter
    NYbowhunter

    Joined: 1/13/2007
    Just curious, I know everyone does this differently depending on the situation, but I’m sure there are some similarities.
    July 23, 2007 at 12:41 pm #513509 Back to Top REPORT
    sbgobblers
    SBGobblers

    Joined: 10/3/2005
    No good answer in that list. I draw when he’s looking away……or his head’s behind a tree……when another deer’s not there to bust me….etc…

    Too many factors involved to pick one of those answers.

    July 23, 2007 at 12:59 pm #513510 Back to Top REPORT
    kill-em-all
    KILL EM ALL

    Joined: 1/18/2006
    I draw when ever I get the chance of not being busted [=}=]
    July 23, 2007 at 1:06 pm #513511 Back to Top REPORT
    nybowhunter
    NYbowhunter

    Joined: 1/13/2007
    Of course, assume an ethical 20 yards shot broadside or quartering away, when he’s not looking at you.
    The question is how long before that shot presents itself do you draw.
    July 23, 2007 at 1:18 pm #513512 Back to Top REPORT
    double-drops
    Double Drops

    Joined: 2/22/2007
    I’ll only pull back when he’s: 1.) within range 2.) has his head turned or behind a tree 3.) presents a high-percentage shot
    July 23, 2007 at 2:00 pm #513513 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I have to have a good shot and the deer is not looking right at me, also no other deer around to bust me.
    July 23, 2007 at 2:22 pm #513514 Back to Top REPORT
    lone-wolf
    Lone Wolf

    Joined: 6/28/2004
    when the timing is perfect……and experience over the last 35 yrs……tells me when that is……
    Somewhere in the mountains of West Virginia....
    July 23, 2007 at 2:27 pm #513515 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    The best time, whenever that is. It cannot be predicted until a few seconds before the shot! [=}=]
    July 23, 2007 at 2:27 pm #513516 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
    vince71969


    Joined: 7/5/2004
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    Usually it’s the deer that will dictate when you draw back.
    July 23, 2007 at 2:33 pm #513517 Back to Top REPORT
    plinker22
    Plinker22

    Age: 51
    Joined: 2/24/2006
    You lost me when you said, “You see a decent buck coming in…” ;) ;) ;)

    Like others have said, I do not draw at any certain distance, but rather when I feel I have the best chance of not getting busted by the deer. If the deer are walking down a trail I am hunting, I might draw and just let them walk into the shooting lane.

    Other times, I wait until the deer is looking way and/or behind a tree.

    "The party in Hades has been canceled due to fire.
    July 23, 2007 at 2:41 pm #513518 Back to Top REPORT
    nybowhunter
    NYbowhunter

    Joined: 1/13/2007
    All good answers. I was recalling last year’s buck, I had to draw and let down three times before I could get off a worthy shot, even though he was not 20 yds away.

    But many times I think all of this is happening at a subconscous level- heart an adrenalin is pumping and practice/instinct takes over. Kind of like not remembering the exact moment when the release goes off.

    July 23, 2007 at 2:59 pm #513519 Back to Top REPORT
    yanna
    Yanna

    Joined: 12/16/2006

    No good answer in that list. I draw when he’s looking away……or his head’s behind a tree……when another deer’s not there to bust me….etc…

    Too many factors involved to pick one of those answers.[/quote:311lp7mf]

    I agree but picked the last who would not wait until he’s behind a tree. [=}=] If there is an obvious run that leads him past a tree :whistle No brainer. :p

    July 23, 2007 at 3:27 pm #513520 Back to Top REPORT
    ian32
    Ian32

    Joined: 7/11/2006
    Unless I know hes gonna come in closer Im gonna take the first good shot I get, and Im gonna draw at the first oppurtunity I get.
    July 23, 2007 at 3:28 pm #513521 Back to Top REPORT
    slicked-it
    slicked it

    Joined: 4/17/2007
    case by case decision. if he is on the move I wouldnt be too scared to draw at 40 yards but we all know how slow the big boys can move. I would hate to draw and then get stuck holding it.
    July 23, 2007 at 3:29 pm #513522 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    when the timing is perfect……and experience over the last 35 yrs……tells me when that is……

    +1 :thumbup

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