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by Sopchoppy
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Favorite time of day to hunt?
Replies: 35
Views: 7305

Re: Favorite time of day to hunt?

I have always preferred morning hunts but especially since I passed the Medicare age. Dragging deer out of the woods in the dark is not the problem unless it's like 2 nights ago. Put a Gold Tip thru a doe about 45 minutes before dark and she ran straight down hill about 40 yards but slid another 20 ...
by Sopchoppy
Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Dead deer on Interstate
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Dead deer on Interstate

Drove from Tn. to Vt. for Thanksgiving. Coming back on 11/27, we saw 25-30 dead deer on I-81 in Pennsylvania. Only saw a few in Virginia & Tn. That's a lot of deer and insurance claims.
by Sopchoppy
Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: GAME CAMERA USERS!! !!
Replies: 30
Views: 4085

Re: GAME CAMERA USERS!! !!

Now, my best are 5 Browning Recon Force. Great battery life, quick trigger, good range on detection and flash. Had 3 stolen from behind my house last Christmas, now all 5 are in lock boxes. The original Bushnell Trophy Cam was my favorite until it got hit by a pileated woodpecker. By far the worst w...
by Sopchoppy
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT/ I lost a friend
Replies: 33
Views: 4315

Re: OT/ I lost a friend

hi john, I am really sorry for your loss. I lost my german shepherd "BEAR" 31/2 years ago now and miss him as much now even tho 3+ years have gone by. when you are board and on the computer do a search for 'Rainbow Bridge". I found a ton of reading that gave me some comfort in my time of grief that...
by Sopchoppy
Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Apology to Excalibur!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 4401

Re: Apology to Excalibur!!!!

Got my Vortex when they first came out. Took 2 shots to get it sighted in. At the end of each season the string comes off. Right before the next season comes in, I re-string, shoot 3 shots and they are all dead center. Killed 2-3 deer every season and it always hits where it should. After 7+ seasons...
by Sopchoppy
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer Shoulders ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3160

Re: Deer Shoulders ?

I do not shoot at the shoulder with gun or bow. Gun boogers up too much meat. I've only hit one in the shoulder with the Vortex and it cut through both shoulder blades. Lots of bloodshot meat.
by Sopchoppy
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Best way to keep warm feet
Replies: 35
Views: 6015

Re: Best way to keep warm feet

I put my boots on the heat outlet in the mud room the night before. Starting out with warm boots help. Also, Kennetrek boots are some of the warmest
by Sopchoppy
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Deer # 4 hits the dirt
Replies: 21
Views: 2054

Re: Deer # 4 hits the dirt

You gonna need a bigger freezer! :D
by Sopchoppy
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Rage fail!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 4587

Re: Rage fail!!!

That's a bummer. Hard enough to get a shot, then stuff happens. I've never used mechanicals, just don't trust 'em. Grizz Tricks for me. Got a little 6 pt. on opening day, he went 40 yds. Shot a little 8 pt. this morning, he made it 50 yds. before he piled up. Good blood trails and as old as I am, I ...
by Sopchoppy
Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Insert Glue...
Replies: 9
Views: 1378

Re: Insert Glue...

I use "Stick Fast" for inserts and vanes. Knife makers use it for handles on blades. It's the best I've used.
by Sopchoppy
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: arctic shield
Replies: 14
Views: 2394

Re: arctic shield

There are different levels of insulation in Artic Shield parkas and pants as indicated by price. I caught some of the "H8" on sale last year and it's very warm but is sized to be worn over other clothes. You still have to wear "something" under a Heater Body Suit. Nothing will keep you warm by itsel...
by Sopchoppy
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lets talk about camouflage patterns.
Replies: 37
Views: 6040

Re: Lets talk about camouflage patterns.

Order of preference :
Natural Gear - both colors
Mossy Oak Breakup
Realtree AP
I have waaaay too much of all of it.
by Sopchoppy
Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: acorns falling = no deer at the feeder
Replies: 17
Views: 2542

Re: acorns falling = no deer at the feeder

All the hunters native to this part of Tennessee say they have never seen an acorn crop like this year. The ground is absolutely covered, in yards and the woods. Deer have no need to get up and out. Their bedding down and just staying in the woods. They could literally stay in a 100 square foot area...
by Sopchoppy
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: What brand of flashlight do you use?
Replies: 44
Views: 5201

Re: What brand of flashlight do you use?

You'll like the PD35, 2014 version has almost a 200 yard throw. 4 other levels if you don't need the turbo mode.
by Sopchoppy
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Meat Grinder Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1306

Re: Meat Grinder Recommendations

I have the LEM #8 and it's big a' plenty for a few deer a year. Get the foot control accessory it's worth it's weight in gold, well almost.