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    Default how many arrows for a backcountry hunt

    I am going on a bear/deer hunt next year and was wondering how many fully set up arrows you guys usualy take on a 7 day hunt. thanks in advance for the tips.

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    One per critter.

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    Default As many as I can

    I am a sucker for grouse and ptarmigan. Since they are the reason I started bow hunting I still rarely pass up a shot. But birds are hard on arrows (at least with me shooting) so I take extra.

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    If I am flying in, or other expensive transportation, I take a dozen with me. More than once I have taken a hard fall and broken several arrows in my quiver. I take 4 with me in the field in my quiver and leave the other 8 in camp.

    I also take a bunch of knocks. On my first archery sheep hunt I strapped my bow to the back of my pack with my arrows in a bow mounted quiver. Every step I took on a downhill would put my nocks into the rocks and I didn't know it. I managed to get in position for a shot, drew out an arrow and was horrified to find all my nock ears bent to the sides. Luckily I had a couple nocks in my jacket and replaced them quickly. I didn't get that sheep, but I learned a valuable lesson.
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    Default Small Game

    I agree with coffee... if there's even a remote chance you are going to shoot at some little critters, bring stuff just for that.
    I usually bring two or three flu-flu arrows for the grouse, rabbit, ptarmagin, etc.

    One dozen arrows, one dozen knocks, one dozen broadheads/ blades, tube of fletch-tite, Arizona EZ fletcher, dozen feathers for flu flu repairs.

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