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Poll

how many years have you been bowhunting if any

0 to 5 years
11 (28.9%)
6 to 10 years
3 (7.9%)
11 to 15 years
0 (0%)
16 to 20 years
3 (7.9%)
21 to 30 years
10 (26.3%)
31 and up years
10 (26.3%)
i don't bow hunt
1 (2.6%)

Total Members Voted: 38

Voting closed: November 25, 2011, 07:56:24 AM

Author Topic: bow hunting years  (Read 4079 times)

Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: bow hunting years
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2012, 09:52:21 PM »
Had I stayed with it, I would have been bowhunting for 45 yrs!  When I started hunting seriously, I started with a bow I bought from one of my dad's friends.  My dad didn't hunt, but his friend took the time to teach me about the bow, and took me hunting a few times.  Unfortunately, I was not able to connect during those early hunts.  Eventually, I purchased a more powerful bow, and even made my own arrows.  Purchased cedar shafts, fletcher, feather burner, etc.  I still have some of the arrows I made.  Then, I got married and went into the Army.  Didn't bow hunt again until 1988, when I purchased an old Bear Whitetail.   Hunted with it off and on, but was not succesful at all.  In '98 or maybe '99, I shot my first deer with a bow, a doe, after purchasing a newer cam bow, an XI.  Haven't bowhunted since, although I still have the XI.
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Started reloading my own ammo to save money 35 yrs ago.  Should start saving money anytime now.

Offline Woods Walker

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  • Posts: 393
  • Location: Northern Illinois
Re: bow hunting years
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2012, 08:45:23 PM »
I started bowhunting in 1968. I didn't do too much of it while I attended college in Wyoming except for a few stalks on mule deer that we attempted in the canyons east of Laramie. After I graduated and moved to Illinois I started going at it full bore and haven't let up since.

I hunt with firearms too, but there's just something VERY special about getting one with the bow! 
Hunt hard,

Kill swiftly,

Waste nothing,

Offer no apologies.

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Offline bones

  • 2010 Prize Winner
  • 4 Point
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  • Posts: 199
  • Location: Northeast PA
Re: bow hunting years
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2012, 05:26:27 PM »
I started bowhunting in 1982.  There's been many ups and downs over the years and I look forward to more.  I'm still like a kid on Christmas eve the night before the first day out.  There was a time I wanted to shoot everything with an arrow.  Anymore I enjoy the hunt and the great outdoors more than anything regardless of what weapon is in hand.

Offline Billythekid

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  • Join Date: Feb 2012
  • Posts: 33
  • Location: Canon City, COLORADO
Re: bow hunting years
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2012, 09:57:13 PM »
42 wonderfull seasons. Some ended with tag soup and others with steak, but each was wonderfull. I learned more from my failed seasons than my filled seasons, but in the end I guess I,ll have to say, I still like steak better than soup. 

Offline 100rollie

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  • Posts: 8
  • Location: Central Virginia
Re: bow hunting years
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2012, 08:51:30 PM »
Small game 1978, big game 1979. Wow , time flies!

Offline JordanTarajano

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  • Location: Louisiana | Tennessee
Re: bow hunting years
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2012, 06:29:43 PM »
Started deer hunting with my bow about 8 years ago when I was 14, and even though I feel like I hold a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share, I'm always learning more and more.

 

I hunt with firearms too, but there's just something VERY special about getting one with the bow! 

You know that's right brother

Offline capttrae

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bow hunting years
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2012, 12:20:31 AM »
Will be startin my 15th season bow huntin come sep/oct. ain't killed a thing w/ it yet. Maybe this year will be different.


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