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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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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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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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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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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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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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hey trig just wanted to say hello and welcome to the campfire.service members get to drink for free:wink: thanks for your service you got questions feel free to ask anything.
 

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no problem,glad to help
 

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I am also new to the sight. I have had good fortune to harvest multiple whitetail from the ground, but only from setting up natural blinds. No luck / skill in stalking them. Only twice did I come into sooting range while actively stalking them with the bow. Good luck.
 

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my thoughts on recurves is dont get cought up practicing your shots from any given yardage shoot from a spot take a step or two and shoot again this will help you become instinctive and if you get lucky enough while stalking and jump one up you will stand a better chance at a snap shot !good luck &let us know how it goes.
 

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thanks for the advice and greetings from everyone. so i went out and bought my first set of arrows and it totaled $170 that is insane, then i forgot about the inserts for the shafts. at least i don't have to re-buy anything, any advice on things i might have missed on equipment before i go broke on gas. :wallbash:

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2-arrows w/ fletchings, heads, and soon inserts
3-arrow rest
4-braided wrist thingy so i don't drop it
5-quiver
6-target heads

thank you all for the help
 

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thanks for the advice and greetings from everyone. so i went out and bought my first set of arrows and it totaled $170 that is insane, then i forgot about the inserts for the shafts. at least i don't have to re-buy anything, any advice on things i might have missed on equipment before i go broke on gas. :wallbash:

1-bow
2-arrows w/ fletchings, heads, and soon inserts
3-arrow rest
4-braided wrist thingy so i don't drop it
5-quiver
6-target heads

thank you all for the help
Trig009 heres a link to a post I started awhile back with Bow hunting Tips. Maybe some of this info will help you out. Good Luck to you
 

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ok man my hats off to you im a rifle hunter and i sit in a blind usually but your a bow hunter and you track your deer and have to get close enough to make a shot witch is pretty close man that is sweet welcome to the site
 

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I started out shooting with a hand me down ben pearson bow.its white and orange and you put the arrowss on the grip to shoot ,Havent used it in years it was given to me by a good friend who recently passed away.He lived for deer hunting he was a NY fire fighter back in the day befor scott packs etc,anyway i was tought that you visualize and pick a spot.ya know what i could shoot bulls eyes all day then i got a hand me down compound ya know the kind with no let off all aluminum.no fancy sights ,rest etc.ya know what it killed deer dead.I think its a disgrace to charge 800 $ for a bare bow by the time your done its a grand .Thats alot of money if its not more power to ya.i learned bare hand and i still believ everyone should learn the basics.sorry to rant but im disgusted with the industry
 

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i don't know much about the industry yet, but my grandpa and i always went survival camping when i was a kid and i loved it. since then i always wanted to hunt, for me hunting means to use your head and skill to out wit the animal not buy all the best equipment to make it easier. if i wanted an easy kill i would just get one of the M24's from the ams room and shoot from 1,000m. anyway i cant wait to go and have some fun, in the off season i am joining the on post archery club so i can work on form and build good habits.
 
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