Locked&Loaded wrote: I got out shot by a 13 yeard old girl.
jrockncash wrote:Is that mask only for ghosts or can fat guys with little weiners use it too?
Preacher1011 wrote:I don't know when did it happen? I haven't noticed it with the people I hunt with. I don't reckon anyone I know would pass up a sure shot on a doe for a possibility of shooting a big racked buck. Maybe it's a northern thing? I know it's down here too, I think a big part of it is the hunting shows. "Man I really want to be like Mike Wadell," that's the problem. I on the other hand get just as much of a thrill from drawing on a doe as a buck.
As for the whole speed thing the original Bears kill deer just as well as my new High Country bow. I have guys come into work saying, "I just don't think it's fast enough." I tell them that it's fine. Speed is nice to have, but any bow will kill a deer. Indians whacked them and buffalo with literally a stick and string for hundreds of years.
Cupped-n-Committed wrote:I remember when archery was about shooting, hunting and spending time in the camp with friends.
When did it change from love of the sport and companionship of friends to the quest for more speed and antler lust? I think the mindsets are different now.
berettaguy17 wrote:well with the way the deer population is up here and the chances at big trophy bucks, EVERYONE around here is a trophy hunter. me personally, i sit and wait for a buck, but thats only because i shoot one or two does in the first week on archery season. i dont have enough room for any more than that. when i hunt after that, there are still doe all over the place. after the first week of season almost everyday i had a doe in shooting range, if not several. one day i had 6 doe and a 4 pointer all within 25 yards. i couldnt shoot, because i didnt need more meat and the way i see it the more doe the more deer next year. those bucks will find them even if you take one or two of them out. now for me this strategy did not work. i sat all season until rut and never seen many trophies, some but never had shots on them. then one morning i had one of the biggest and most non typical buck i have ever seen in this area and shoulder shot him just to lose him. seen him 3 weeks later with my arrow in him still. he was a 14 pointer with a droptine and some other points and crazy mass. but anyways yes its a northern thing because of how many deer we actually have and for some they have to be better than everyone else... or at least try anyways
Cupped-n-Committed wrote:I was a kid when compounds became popular. The bear whitetail II was killing deer and doing it well. I shot traditional and had friends that shot both. We went to shoots, shoot at targets, beer cans and anything else. Shot a scare crows at 75 to 100 yards, killed deer and had a blast.
Then bows got faster, competition archers started hiting the ranges. Everything got so serious. We stopped going to ranges after watching archers throw tirades over this sight being out of a line or something else or the other. Also being insulted by new archers that said our equipment was usless. One teenager actually told us our bows did not have enough energy to kill deer. I told him my bow killed deer when he still needed his mommy to whip his butt. Old friends that forgot about the fun and raced to the competition are back now shooting simpler equipment and the thrill of being close enough to almost touch a deer.
I remember when archery was about shooting, hunting and spending time in the camp with friends. Now I see archery as a solitary sport with aggressive players not caring for the others they compete against. Maybe it's just the entire ME generation now a days. I remember when archery was the trill of hunting a deer on it's plane, not 30' in a tree. Hunting the wind like a predator and being able to put a wooden shaft between two ribs from 10 yards.
When did it change from love of the sport and companionship of friends to the quest for more speed and antler lust? I think the mindsets are different now. I think some of this is the same as we see in waterfowl. Band lust as a driving force for hunting, not friends and the experience of decoying birds.
GroundSwatter wrote: I shot a nice 8 point this year with my rifle, but I think I am more proud of the Doe and Hen Turkey I killed with my bow.
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