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by stump
Mon May 23, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I'm Gone
Replies: 69
Views: 6929

Re: I'm Gone

It seems that little has changed. I stopped frequenting this site years ago for the same reasons you decided to leave. Unfortunately, what should be a valuable tool for hunters to share stories, information and tips, continues to fall victim to those who do not appear to share those goals. Sadder st...
by stump
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Anyone ever used the small reflective tacks to mark trail???
Replies: 11
Views: 2243

reflective tacks

I've used them for years. I also had some with 4 sided heads, all of which were reflective. I'd put them in the sides of a tree, where I could see them coming and going. To prevent them leading to the theft of your stand, don't put any along the first part of your trail. Just take a compass reading ...
by stump
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Afraid of the Dark???
Replies: 65
Views: 7287

afraid of the dark

two suggestions. First, practice being alone in the dark. Take a flashlight and walk a few yards (metres) into the bush, away from light and people, and turn off the flashlight. You can always turn it back on or get out if you start to panic, but after a few tries you'll start to get used to the noi...
by stump
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: value of a vixen
Replies: 5
Views: 1363

value

thank you, I appreciate the feedback.
by stump
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: value of a vixen
Replies: 5
Views: 1363

value of a vixen

I'm trying to determine the value of a vixen, older molder with carved tips limbs and grey/black camo, with quiver and dropzone scope. The bow is in great shape and shoots as true today as ever. I'm considering buying it and want to pay a fair price to a friend who is asking what I think is too litt...
by stump
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: GPS
Replies: 23
Views: 3312

gps

bbbwb, I'm not certain how detailed the maps are but believe they'd compare with the top maps. They show lakes, rivers, trails, etc. and you can actually add your own trails to them. The 110 that I have doesn't have download ability but I can put routes in, and use waypoints as references. If you're...
by stump
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Trail Camera
Replies: 36
Views: 4934

game cams

I have an older moultrie D40 and just bought another. I may not get the high resolution of a higher priced, higher pixel camera, but that's not my goal. I'm just trying to find out what's in the area.
The only caveat about the moultries is that the service isn't always as good as their products.
by stump
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: GPS
Replies: 23
Views: 3312

gps

I've used a basic Garmin E-trex for years and recently bought a Garmin Rhino 110. Neither has the new H high sensitivity receiver, but both work great in most conditions. My only advice, other than what others have said about bringing a compass and map, would be to carry spare batteries. I've had to...
by stump
Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Question about self climbers!!
Replies: 27
Views: 4482

I use a Summit Viper and the only real danger is that I'll fall asleep and start snoring. Comfortable, safe, mobile, and relatively easy to use.
by stump
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hunting with Arthritis
Replies: 9
Views: 1694

arthritis

Don't know where your arthritis is but the general rule of thumb is to ice down any swelling, 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off; and use an extended-wear brace if the arthritis is in your knee, elbow, or wrist. An anti-inflamatory works, but prolonged usage can lead to side affects, such as deterioratio...
by stump
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: how long to wait before tracking?
Replies: 21
Views: 4892

tagging your deer

I'm hoping that the group shares all the meat, which is one of the primary reasons for having hunting clubs and groups. If so, the only reasonable explanation for his behavior would be to steal the rack, as you indicated it was a buck. I would have thanked him profusely for using his tag, and saving...
by stump
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ladder stands and Deer Behaviour
Replies: 13
Views: 3687

stands

DanO, take advantage of the fact they scent check your stand. Set up somewhere within range of the stand, bait pile, trail, or whatever you're hunting. When they determine the stand is empty they'll relax and continue with their normal pattern. Bingo.
by stump
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Hanging a deer with temperature fluctuations?
Replies: 38
Views: 6586

hanging deer

Good post and very interesting to see all the different perspectives. I am in a somewhat similar position. I've had two deer hanging in my garage since Saturday morning, but the temperature has been 5 or less every day. They're in there because my butcher had no room for them at the time. I'm hoping...
by stump
Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Trophy Room
Topic: Trophy Room
Replies: 138
Views: 197060

trophy

I have no idea how this would score. It's a good sized 5 on one side, but the other side looks like it was twisted over early in the growth cycle and continued to develop downwards, over his ear. paradox, with 100 slicks on carbon bolts. 20 yard shot, 15 yard recovery. Dressed weight just over 200 l...
by stump
Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Why no Harness Guys!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 8669

A.W., thank you for the link, useful reading for everyone. I read it when it was originally posted and it certainly made me stop and think. In fact, I spent some time after that researching the relative pros and cons of each type of harness. The key issue seems to be the amount of recovery time each...