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Old 12-09-2007, 07:58 PM
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i have spent the last week reading on bow hunting, getting info. i decided on the pse coyote recurve after trying 5 different compound and 3 recurves. it is a good price and felt right when i held it. the problems i found online is that every few splinter after a few hundred shots, but the limited lifetime warrenty covers that. after shooting both styles i used a 29" draw length and 65lb weight, the recurves ranged from 50-60 and i liked the 55lb most. as for the laws and regs i am military so they change on me from post to post but i have the full regs for them.

i would like some tips and practice exercises for stalking and tracking deer mainly whitetail if you can help. thank you for reading and i hope to hear from you all soon :)
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:33 PM
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Just wanted to say thanks for joining up. Maybe some of the other members can give you some good tips on stalking. I very rarely do it and am not that sucessful when i do attempt it. I hunt just woods and have found I have to little patience when not in the treestand. When I am sitting in a tree I can sit all day. When I am on the ground my hyper activity sets in. I move to quick and get bored easy.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:49 AM
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i hope to learn some good habits to keep if anyone has any tips
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:18 PM
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i am still relativley new at bow hunting myself, but the best option i can think of for stalking is knowing deer patterns. You can use stealth cams as well as visual obsrervation like tree stands or finding rubs. I wouldnt mind getting more tips myself, because i know only the tip of the iceberg of bowhunting. And this is probably an obvious one, but when stalking, use muffled clothing and walk against the windthe wind.

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Old 12-11-2007, 08:00 PM
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Move very, very slow and make sure you have examined every bit of the forest before you take a step. Step soft and slow. Walk into the wind. It should take you a couple hours to go about 200 yards or so if you want to be extreme about stalking.
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:40 AM
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[quote=timberghost;7031] "Walk into the wind". i am a bit dislexia, and get my words mixed up. timber ghost has got it right

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Old 12-12-2007, 08:23 PM
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it shouldn't be any harder than sniper school then
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:27 AM
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Hey trig009 you might be a real good stalker if you've had high level military training. I know nothing about the military but I'm assuming that your taught to move slowly and quietly and all that right? Much respect for you too for being a military man!
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:29 PM
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thank you for supporting us. we are like every one else, just doing our job. and sniper school isnt that high a level of training, if you go to a sniper unit that is were the crazy is.

i just want a challenge when hunting and also to be able to get my boots dirty
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:38 AM
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hey trig just wanted to say hello and welcome to the campfire.service members get to drink for free thanks for your service you got questions feel free to ask anything.
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