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#896706 - 09/03/08 12:44 PM First year bow hunting...
Jer
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i am about to start my 3rd year hunting and i have gone out bow hunting only one time last year. this year is going to be different...i am going to be out from opening day on...i have a new ground blind that i am excited to try...any good advice you guys have to give to a newbie??
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#896772 - 09/03/08 01:26 PM Re: First year bow hunting... [Re: Jer]
Radar
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Try to find a good bottleneck away from the fields , hunt the thicker areas , and keep your shots under 20 yards . If a shot doesn't feel right , let down and pass .
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#896802 - 09/03/08 01:47 PM Re: First year bow hunting... [Re: ]
Jer
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I am a fan of the Permanone. i was not bother by any ticks or chiggers...my girlfriend put the same Permanone on and was eaten up with chiggers and found a tick on her too...
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#896826 - 09/03/08 01:59 PM Re: First year bow hunting... [Re: Jer]
Happy Birthday Coach
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Jer, one of the obvious differences, unlike gun hunting, is that you have to have the deer up close and personal. You can't shoot them out there at 100 yards. So, I recommend you make sure you control your scent as much as possible...especially, if you are going to attempt to bow hunt on the ground...not only your scent but you need to control the scent of your ground blind, your bow......
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#898383 - 09/04/08 11:11 AM Re: First year bow hunting... [Re: Coach]
CopperHead77
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Be patient when waiting on the right angles,I rushed alot of shots when I first started and paid for it.
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#898450 - 09/04/08 11:54 AM Re: First year bow hunting... [Re: CopperHead77]
POSSUM HUNTER
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ya , go, relax, and enjoy

look for deer shot deer then do it again

and wait for good shots

have FUN
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#898530 - 09/04/08 12:35 PM Re: First year bow hunting... [Re: POSSUM HUNTER]
Happy Birthday Coach
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 Originally Posted By: POSSUM HUNTER
ya , go, relax, and enjoy

look for deer shot deer then do it again

and wait for good shots

have FUN


PH has it right...if you aren't having fun, you are doing something wrong...getting one is icing
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#898556 - 09/04/08 12:49 PM Re: First year bow hunting... [Re: Coach]
bobthebowhunter
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Creat a regemin that you follow for how you prepare and hunt. Be patient, hunt hard, and don't get lazy. Stick to your routine.
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#898804 - 09/04/08 03:24 PM Re: First year bow hunting... [Re: bobthebowhunter]
TennTurkeyHunter
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1.Permanone, Permanone, Permanone, Permanone!

1.Cover scent

3.be still keep your eyes open

4.repeat steps 1-4

The rest you know what to do.
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#899586 - 09/04/08 10:15 PM Re: First year bow hunting... [Re: Jer]
plinker22
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Know what you are hunting: Doe, meat or horns

I have never been a gun hunter, only a bow hunter. A fellow on here suggested I shoot the first 10 legal deer that present me a shot. He said I would learn so much by doing this... and then I could get picky.

I took him up on it and arrowed 10 deer in my first three years of deer hunting. 5 does, 5 bucks. He was right, I learned a ton about hunting!

You might try it as well.
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#900105 - 09/05/08 08:29 AM Re: First year bow hunting... [Re: plinker22]
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Be patient .
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#900438 - 09/05/08 11:28 AM Re: First year bow hunting... [Re: Radar]
whatnoise
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Take shots at calm deer, and be very careful with taking shots at deer that are "spooky".
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#902421 - 09/06/08 09:23 PM Re: First year bow hunting... [Re: TennTurkeyHunter]
bowkill1
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I have bowhunted more than most people I know. I have missed more deer than most people I know. I have enjoyed deerhunting than most people I know. To see a deer while hunting is GREAT. To get a shot at a deer is the GOAL. To kill a nice deer with a bow is a BONUS. I love to hunt with my shotgun but my bow is what keeps me going. Sometimes I take both to the woods.
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#911713 - 09/12/08 11:03 AM Re: First year bow hunting... [Re: TennTurkeyHunter]
bowhunter07
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You'll love it. I haven't killed alot of deer with a bow. But the rush you get get when you do get one close for a shot and then make the shot is alot better than a gun to me. IMO
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