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#3187604 - 03/08/13 03:47 PM Tips on finding lost arrows?
Crovus
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Does anyone have any good tips on finding lost arrows?

I bought a metal detector to try and have found none yet.
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#3187777 - 03/08/13 07:49 PM Re: Tips on finding lost arrows? [Re: Crovus]
TNDeerGuy
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Registered: 11/28/06
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Tips on finding lost arrows? Yeah....don't miss! \:D (Sorry....that was just teed up to nice to not take a swing) \:\)

Seriously though, most of the time they will be bury up in the leaves/ground and somehow or another always find a way to hide within plain sight. I use bright colors that will contrast well such as whites and/or flourescents. Also, I rake from the side instead of longways to the shot that way I'm more likely to kick the arrow up.
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#3187822 - 03/08/13 09:09 PM Re: Tips on finding lost arrows? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
Carlos Viagra
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Ditto that, raking a stick or pipe across the area and listen for a clicking sound.
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#3187845 - 03/08/13 09:42 PM Re: Tips on finding lost arrows? [Re: Carlos Viagra]
smokepolemonky
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I use a metal detector and find all mine.Even the carbon arrows i shoot now.Just sweep over an arrow like you shot to make shure the metal detector is set on the right setting.Before that i used the method of using a leaf rake like was mentioned above and it worked but was a pain in deep leaves and grass.Good luck and i hope you find them.
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#3187897 - 03/08/13 10:56 PM Re: Tips on finding lost arrows? [Re: smokepolemonky]
catman529
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Registered: 11/10/10
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flung an arrow one time at dusk into an overgrown field. Thought it was a goner. Few days later, caught a glimpse of a shaft under all the dead brush. I guess it's part luck and part knowing where your arrow flew, unless there was a ricochet, then it's mostly just luck.
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#3187921 - 03/09/13 03:28 AM Re: Tips on finding lost arrows? [Re: catman529]
stik
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barefoot. you can feel it when you step on it. NOT recommended if you were shooting broadheads!
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#3187939 - 03/09/13 05:50 AM Re: Tips on finding lost arrows? [Re: stik]
outdoors crazy
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I once found one of mine mowing the yard..2 years after I had lost it. Not sure why it decided to come out of hiding!
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#3188036 - 03/09/13 08:38 AM Re: Tips on finding lost arrows? [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
barefoot. you can feel it when you step on it. NOT recommended if you were shooting broadheads!
x2. If I can't find one by just looking, the shoes come off.

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#3190820 - 03/12/13 02:16 PM Re: Tips on finding lost arrows? [Re: SES]
WRbowhunter
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Something I started with my hunting arrows is wrap a little piece of reflective tape just below the nock. It really makes it easy to find them in the dark. In fact I hit this doe one afternoon and did not get a clean pass through and to be honest was not the best shot. However after tracking her about 100 yds lost the blood then spotted the arrow and reflective tape about 50 yds away. I'm sure I would have found her anyway but it sure did save some time.
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#3197436 - 03/19/13 02:54 PM Re: Tips on finding lost arrows? [Re: SES]
khawk
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 Originally Posted By: SES
 Originally Posted By: stik
barefoot. you can feel it when you step on it. NOT recommended if you were shooting broadheads!
x2. If I can't find one by just looking, the shoes come off.


Exactly how I do it. I wait till after a rain and generally find them.
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