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Author Topic: SD deer  (Read 175 times)

Offline yari

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SD deer
« on: August 01, 2018, 02:59:55 PM »
bummer today. we didn't draw SD this year. all those 120-130" i passed last year will get another year to grow. i hope the farmer doesn't lease it to someone else! that would not make me happy.

the guys are talking about OTC archery deer tags. i just don't know if i would waste my time. it's very flat and very little cover that you could bowhunt. any cover is too thick

on the plus side, i'll be able to hunt WI a couple extra rut weekends
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Re: SD deer
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2018, 03:13:33 PM »
Well darn that is a bummer, however like you say there is a bright side more hunting at home!
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Re: SD deer
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 04:20:30 PM »
Sorry for you lack of luck in the draw Hoss!! Just hit it hard at home!!
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Re: SD deer
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 10:28:17 PM »
Can you hunt with a crossbow in SD?  Would be easier to pull off in those wide open spaces and with longer shots.
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Re: SD deer
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 09:59:43 AM »
Can you hunt with a crossbow in SD?  Would be easier to pull off in those wide open spaces and with longer shots.

i don't know. i'm not on board w/ the x-bow thing yet
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Re: SD deer
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 06:52:44 PM »
I hear you, until last year I stuck with my vertical bow for the majority of the season (when it got bitter cold I'd switch) but after the frozen shoulder ordeal last summer I used the Xbow all season.  Definitely reduces the degree of difficulty.
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Re: SD deer
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2018, 07:12:33 PM »
I hear you, until last year I stuck with my vertical bow for the majority of the season (when it got bitter cold I'd switch) but after the frozen shoulder ordeal last summer I used the Xbow all season.  Definitely reduces the degree of difficulty.

you are a perfect example why xbows make sense. IMO, if you can still pull a bow, you should. there are just too many folks using them thinking they are a rifle and thinking they don't need to practice.

that said, if xbows get more folks involved i'm OK if they give the animals the respect they deserve.
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Re: SD deer
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2018, 09:44:10 PM »
For sure - the rednecks who've watched too many episodes of "The Walking Dead" and hit the woods with an Xbow they haven't even peeled the tags off of will be a problem to some extent and some animals will suffer as a result, but it will also enable a bunch of good folks to enjoy the sport who couldn't otherwise participate.  I don't have a clue how you legislate it to keep the morons at home short of forcing everyone through some sort of proficiency test in order to get a tag and even that wouldn't predict their behavior in the woods.
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