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#3674267 - 05/20/14 11:56 AM Re: Wanting a new bow... [Re: UTGrad]
Crow Terminator
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Registered: 10/23/99
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Yep different strokes for different folks.

I don't enjoy sitting in a treestand with it 90 degrees, sweat rolling off me, and then having to deal with skeeters, gnats, yellow jackets, etc. If you do shoot a deer, your work has just begun. Now you are in a race against those green flies, yellow jackets, and the deer itself spoiling due to it being 80-90 degrees. You gotta gut it, drag it, load it, then either drive it to a processors or cut it up yourself. I found myself sitting there thinking of all the other things I could be doing with my time. Same goes for when its cold. I can get a lot more enjoyment out of the outdoors if I am comfortable. And a high of 20 degrees, dressed in layers and still freezing my rear off...that ain't fun or enjoyable to me.

I can sit on my porch in the evenings and enjoy nature just as good. Or take a trip on some of these backroads in the evenings and see all the deer and turkey I could possibly want to see. I can even point the camera and shoot 'em without all the work of having to deal with 'em after the shot.

I think everybody craves a little ego boosting...if they'll admit to it. Most wont. But they do it anyway. If it didn't matter about the kill, and if the kill was no big of a deal...then why take pictures of it, and why send it to all your buddies via phone as soon as you've killed one, and why post it on the forums/social media for everybody to see?

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#3674361 - 05/20/14 02:58 PM Re: Wanting a new bow... [Re: Crow Terminator]
Radar
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Registered: 08/19/01
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 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
Yep different strokes for different folks.

I don't enjoy sitting in a treestand with it 90 degrees, sweat rolling off me, and then having to deal with skeeters, gnats, yellow jackets, etc. If you do shoot a deer, your work has just begun. Now you are in a race against those green flies, yellow jackets, and the deer itself spoiling due to it being 80-90 degrees. You gotta gut it, drag it, load it, then either drive it to a processors or cut it up yourself. I found myself sitting there thinking of all the other things I could be doing with my time. Same goes for when its cold. I can get a lot more enjoyment out of the outdoors if I am comfortable. And a high of 20 degrees, dressed in layers and still freezing my rear off...that ain't fun or enjoyable to me.

I can sit on my porch in the evenings and enjoy nature just as good. Or take a trip on some of these backroads in the evenings and see all the deer and turkey I could possibly want to see. I can even point the camera and shoot 'em without all the work of having to deal with 'em after the shot.

I think everybody craves a little ego boosting...if they'll admit to it. Most wont. But they do it anyway. If it didn't matter about the kill, and if the kill was no big of a deal...then why take pictures of it, and why send it to all your buddies via phone as soon as you've killed one, and why post it on the forums/social media for everybody to see?

If I hunted just for an ego boost , I'd be disappointed if I didn't kill a deer every time out or the biggest . I have been bowhunting since 1980 , and don't have the desire to impress others , just to share a hunt or venison is more important to me . I probably share more cooked venison photos on Facebook and with friends than I do kill pics.
Get a little age on you , and your views may change , Crow . Competition means less and spending time in the outdoors hunting is more relaxing as you get older .
Hell , I watched a 150 class buck locked down on a doe last fall for an hour about 150 yards away , and it was an adrenaline rush I hadn't experienced in some time . I didn't kill it , but I sure tried every call in my bag of tricks to lure him closer . Best hunt I had all season , including the hunts I killed deer . Success or ego doesn't drive me to hunt . If it did , I wouldn't bow hunt during gun season . It's a challenge for me .
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#3675419 - 05/22/14 08:59 AM Re: Wanting a new bow... [Re: Crow Terminator]
DixieCrafter
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Registered: 10/03/12
Posts: 333
Loc: Mid-TN

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 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
The Pro Comp Elite is a special bow. In hind sight I should have waited for one with Spiral cams. But instead, I jumped on one as soon as it was listed in the classifieds at ArcheryTalk, and it happened to have those GTX cams on it instead of Spirals.



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If it goes BANG or Twang I'm into it! Fishing is something I do while waiting to go hunting! Predator by design, Southern by the Grace of God!

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#3675663 - 05/22/14 01:55 PM Re: Wanting a new bow... [Re: DixieCrafter]
UTGrad
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Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 9683
Loc: Franklin, TN

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Will see if Crow ends up hunting this year lol...might have to bump this thread back to the top.

Just busting your chops Crow.

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