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    Default Bowhunters...

    This forum is not the first place I look to "hang out"...

    That said, who here hunts with a bow all the time?

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    When Im bowhunting, I use a bow all the time. When Im not bowhunting, I use a gun
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    I hunted with a longbow exclusively for about 20 years because, well, I thought I was too good to hunt with a gun. When my son became old enough to hunt he hunted with a bow and a rifle. He got me back into rifle hunting every couple hunts and I'm glad he did. I now hunt with both and I love it.

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    When I hunt, it's with a bow. Nothing against guns. In fact, the last moose I took was with my 45-70 camp gun but that's another story. I've hunted exclusively with a bow and arrow for over 22+ years. If I'm not hunting with a bow, I'm hunting a bow. I spend far more time in the shop searching for the perfect bow and arrow setup hiding in the wood pile than I do actually hunting with it. It helps drag my seasons out all year long. I don't think of it as being above a gun hunter. It's really a sickness that consumes most of my time. I'm not as successful as some but it really is satisfying when it all comes together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boud'arc View Post
    When I hunt, it's with a bow. Nothing against guns. In fact, the last moose I took was with my 45-70 camp gun but that's another story. I've hunted exclusively with a bow and arrow for over 22+ years. If I'm not hunting with a bow, I'm hunting a bow. I spend far more time in the shop searching for the perfect bow and arrow setup hiding in the wood pile than I do actually hunting with it. It helps drag my seasons out all year long. I don't think of it as being above a gun hunter. It's really a sickness that consumes most of my time. I'm not as successful as some but it really is satisfying when it all comes together.
    Right on! I've been bowhunting for 63-years now, and I'll never get away from my favorite bamboo longbow, 11/32" Port Orford wood arrows, white balloon fletching, and my 165-grain Howard Hill broadheads. Guess I'm just too old to change . . .

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    I have only taken 2 moose with a gun since 1995. I have taken 16 with a bow and 17 with a firearm all these many years I have been hunting here. Hope to nail another one with the bow this fall.
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    Yes, all the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boud'arc View Post
    the last moose I took was with my 45-70 camp gun but that's another story. I've hunted exclusively with a bow and arrow for over 22+ years. If I'm not hunting with a bow, I'm hunting a bow.
    Sounds like you only hunt with a bow. Period. So you DLP'd the moose with a 45-70 or something? Or you were poaching? I can't think of many scenarios that wouldn't classify killing a moose as hunting, by any method. I want to hear the story.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boud'arc View Post
    When I hunt, it's with a bow. Nothing against guns. In fact, the last moose I took was with my 45-70 camp gun but that's another story. I've hunted exclusively with a bow and arrow for over 22+ years. If I'm not hunting with a bow, I'm hunting a bow. I spend far more time in the shop searching for the perfect bow and arrow setup hiding in the wood pile than I do actually hunting with it. It helps drag my seasons out all year long. I don't think of it as being above a gun hunter. It's really a sickness that consumes most of my time. I'm not as successful as some but it really is satisfying when it all comes together.

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    I still want to hear the 45-70 moose story! I don't care how much time you spend shopping for the right bow. It's always worth talking about a 45-70 camp gun moose kill. I'm a bowhunter at heart, but I have definitely handed my bow to my buddy in exchange for a rifle, which he so graciously carried for me, to drop a critter beyond bow range. Oddly enough, any gun kill I've been a part of has ended up within bow range.

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    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...rst-float-hunt

    Injun Joe, put this in your pipe a smoke it. Next time keep you foul accusations to yourself.

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    Long bow for me. Its been tough hunting in Alaska but its been fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiak kid View Post
    Long bow for me. Its been tough hunting in Alaska but its been fun.
    It's good to see someone else hunts with a stick and string.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boud'arc View Post
    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...rst-float-hunt

    Injun Joe, put this in your pipe a smoke it. Next time keep you foul accusations to yourself.
    Hey Boud'arc, take it easy on injun joe. It seems he's not really a bow hunter. It appears that he's simply a game killer. That's still allowed under the law. It seems that he has a bit to learn yet about stalking, game habits, and patience in the field.

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    I took a caribou with a rifle to fill a draw tag after I returned to AK from cancer treatment in the L48 a couple of years ago. Last year a whitetail on the opening of gun season with my grandson. Except for that.... bow all the time. Heading to Africa in Sept. and it will be bow only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly 2 View Post
    Hey Boud'arc, take it easy on injun joe. It seems he's not really a bow hunter. It appears that he's simply a game killer. That's still allowed under the law. It seems that he has a bit to learn yet about stalking, game habits, and patience in the field.
    Laughable, considering his first bear ever was a spot and stalk from 2 miles out, culminating in a beautiful stalk and a 16 yard shot and a dead bear. Albeit not a very big one.

    I could go on.

    But its much more internet cool to proclaim I hunt with a bow and only a bow (a longbow at that-no training wheels for this superior hunter) except for that last time I shot a goat with my rifle. But I wasn't really hunting then. I mean I was, but I wasn't. It just happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icb12 View Post
    Laughable, considering his first bear ever was a spot and stalk from 2 miles out, culminating in a beautiful stalk and a 16 yard shot and a dead bear. Albeit not a very big one.

    I could go on.

    But its much more internet cool to proclaim I hunt with a bow and only a bow (a longbow at that-no training wheels for this superior hunter) except for that last time I shot a goat with my rifle. But I wasn't really hunting then. I mean I was, but I wasn't. It just happened.
    Please do go on. You say the bear was small? Was it a cub? Did he shoot a cub? How about that goat? Did you have a tag? I want to hear more about the goat. Did you poach it?

    This is why I'm all but done with this forum. A man asked a question about what folks hunt with and internet snipers come on and throw accusations and comments that they would never say in person.

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    B'arc. No point in leaving its on every forum.


    To the op. What does it really matter?

    Its a personal decision, to or not to. Crap like this only opens the doors for folks to sling rocks. Never fails!

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