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    A friend of mine and I want to hunt some gobblers here in April. Anyone on here know where in Western WA one might go about finding them? I've never done it before.
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    Hey folks, Having watched the remarkable demonstration video on how to make a Flemish twist string without a jig by Clay Hayes I'm interested in having a crack at this purely for the fun of it, the fascination of it, and for the self-sufficiency I'm craving in this trad world. This kind of...
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    I'm just getting started in the ilf world and have picked up a Black Bear Warf bow and a Samick Discovery riser. The BB is 64"45# and i would like to set up the Discovery as a 60" 45 # bow. So med length limbs is what I want. Now the BB has BLACKMAX 2.0 on it and they are great. I'm thinking...
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    What are your thoughts on which would make best hunting limb? Following specs, medium limb, 28” draw , mid upper 40s weight, das riser, 9gpp arrows
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    Does anyone hunt with a thumb draw or thumb ring? If so what's your experience? I'm just curious.
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    The working man's hunting bow I would define as the one bow you've shot over the years that never demanded perfect form to hit its target, was easy to tune, costs less than the average bow. I'm curious to hear other users' thoughts on that one bow that surprised them with its shootability and...
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    Have hunt in January. Need a pair of quiet hunting pants. I'm thinking like the old Cabelas "micro suede" or similar. Like maybe a fleece pant? So I can be uber quiet in a short tripod. I've got a pullover fleece that I'll wear a heated vest under. Got that covered. Any suggestions for...
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    Going on a 3-day hunt in early January and It's likely to be cold(er). On my "bow" hand I think I'd like to wear a glove since I'll keep a grip on it all the time. My string hand I'll keep in a pocket mostly, so no issue I think. I'd prefer something a tad "grippy" I think. As opposed to...
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    I'm thinking about building a shorter hunting bow. I think I am going with at 15' riser. I like the Bivouac, Morrison and Das. The questions I have are what limbs are people running on the short risers? How are people liking or disliking the shorties?
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    Beman Centershots are the only traditional arrows my local shop sells, and they're the only arrows I've used. They've held up extremely well to the abuse I subjected them to in my first few months of learning this craft. To make a long story short, I'm getting a Bitz fletching jig for Christmas...
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    Hey Guys. I would like to build a takedown bow for hunting big game animals such as elk, moose, deer and Bear. I am aiming for a draw weight of about 52-57 pounds. will that be enough to put down a big game animal (with a sharp broad head and proper shot placement). My plan is to make the riser...
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    What and where have you all been hunting this year? Post stories and pics from your trips. Whether you killed anything or not is irrelevant as just getting out in the wild makes it time well spent.
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    80 degrees first 2 days then down to 15 with two foot snow. Camp at 9800 feet. Elk above timberline in the rocks.horses barely got back to us to pack us out. 6 foot drifts and trail disappeared. 10 miles back....be prepared
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    I heard a stickbow hunter say yesterday that 80% of trad bow hunters shouldn't be shooting at animals. Got me thinking.... What are your thoughts??
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    I was just wondering what you ILF and take-down shooters do for transporting your bows when hunting for a day. Taking limbs and quiver off and putting in a travel case and reversing the process each time every day seems to be a bit of a hassle. For those of you who travel for day hunts, what do...
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    I was wondering what group size are you comfortable with for hunting? One thing I am dealing with is with my compounds I can shoot a golf ball size groups at 20yds, with my recurve it’s 4” but with my recurve I have an occasional flyer.
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    I'd like to try some aluminum arrows for hunting. My set up is 51# @ 27 inches ,Stalker recurve with static limbs. I draw to 27 inches and shoot an elevated rest. I want to shoot 160 grain Simmons Landsharks. I'm thinking 2016's or 2018's, cut to 28inches. What do you think ,am I close? Thank...
  18. Hunting Camp
    I know this is some pretty newb type question. Im sorry. I have noone local to me that shoots recurve so y’all, AT, and John are all I got for bouncing ideas off and such. Ive got my 21” satori with 46# max 6s shooting real nice. Takin my tune frome stiff, to weak and been able to repeat my...
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    I have always used 5" or 5.5" shield fletching in the past. I am shooting thin diameter arrows and want to reduce the length of my fletching. I have been reading some posts where people have been using 2' and 3" fletching with good results for hunting. Is anyone on this site using 2" or 3"...
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    I have been thinking about putting sights on my recurve for hunting. I tried an HHA single pin I had sitting around and it seemed I couldn’t get it dialed in with the adjustments it offered. The bow is a 45# Samic Sage.
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