Any here shoot traditional bows only?

Discussion in 'Muzzleloading and Traditional Archery' started by Altiman94, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Forestryguy

    Forestryguy Member

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    I started shooting archery with a compound. A few years ago I hunted with a long bow. I was confident out to around 15 yds. Had the biggest deer that I have ever seen alive at 45 yds. He got my scent, since I was on the ground. Went and bought a new compound and can shoot it deadly out to 80 yds. I have not even been out this year and I am already thinking of seeing if I can hunt with the long bow. My compound is heavy, and you have to have a pretty good idea of what the yardage to the target is. With the longbow, I can carry it all day without wanting to put it down, I can instinctively shoot and not have to have the exact yardage. I also feel that I do not need to bring as much useless stuff with me to the woods. I also now own a recurve. I am at the point in life where the hunt is more about enjoying the time out, honing my woodsman skills and not how far I can shoot a deer at. I have already done that.
     
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    This will be the year for me....selling my compound and going to the long bow full time. I've been using the compound as a crutch for 4 years now, always telling myself that I'm not ready. I'm ready now - and I'll either harvest or eat a couple tags trying.
     
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    I like your attitude! Are you going to hunt from a stand or the ground?
     
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    Stand primarily. There's one area that doesn't really allow for a good stand location that is a candidate for ground sits. But I rarely hunt it until late muzz.
     
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    My compound sold last night so I am 'all in'. I had sat 2 other times with the stick bow this year but needed to oust my crutch. It feels almost spiritual to be in the woods with a simple stick and string.
     
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    Yes. Yes it does. Now if we could just get you out of the tree and put your nose to the wind...One step at a time I s'pose...


    Enjoy
     

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