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Offline The Dutchman

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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #60 on: December 06, 2004, 11:20:00 AM »
What ever you do don't make eye contact with any game animal you'r hunting or any in the visinity for that matter. To test the wind I use a small bag made of cheese cloth filled halve with hard-wood ash, this I will periodicly shake ever so gently to let some of the ash fillter out to show the direction of the breeze, you'll be surpriced that it'll show even a breeze so light you can't even feel.
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Offline Joe Clark

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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #61 on: December 06, 2004, 11:20:00 AM »
I can't take credit for this tip but I have used it once with success. I stole this tip from Dave Lay but I think he got it from John Edwards...anyway.

Using your haul rope or another piece of rope long enough to reach the ground from your stand. Tie a white cloth (hand kerchief) on the end. Lower this to the ground, later when you see deer that you think may not come your way raise the white flag up to deer tail level and dangle it a little and get the deer's attention. I guess they think it is the tail of another deer cause sometimes they will move your way. I have never had them spook while doing this. Once they start moving your direction lower to the ground and get your bow in hand.

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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #62 on: December 06, 2004, 11:44:00 AM »
When my brother tells you to sit someplace, sit there.  He has a nose . . .  a knows . . .   for the spot for the best and biggest bucks.  Sit there and be ready.
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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #63 on: December 06, 2004, 11:49:00 AM »
My cousin used to say that the best hunting is always found behind the NO HUNTING and NO TREPASSING and KEEP OUT signs.  He may be right, but it is best to ignore his advice that we should hunt there.
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Offline JasonV

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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #64 on: December 07, 2004, 12:54:00 AM »
I think I posted this on a different thread once, but it is a pretty slick trick - and it works.

Grab a handfull or two of acorns (that's "akerns" if you hunt down south) on your way to your stand - drop one from your treestand every now and then, letting it bounce off the branches on the way down - its just like ringing a dinner bell....
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Offline JAC

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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #65 on: December 07, 2004, 08:53:00 AM »
Use the Vista quiver for hunting out of your treestand.  The zipup pouch stores about all the little things and the Faux fur gives you a lifetime supply of wind floaters. My quiver looks like it has mange!

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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #66 on: December 07, 2004, 04:51:00 PM »
This is probably an automatic for most folks.I always try to hunt with a good tree that has a good break up around it.I look for that beech tree or small cedar growing real close to a good tree that I could climb.Always try to keep a branch below ya they tend not to look up that often,at least here in Va i have them trained  lol
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Offline fishman

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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #67 on: December 07, 2004, 05:04:00 PM »
This is not mine, but I'm glad I heard it. Use a piece of the reflective tape now sold for cresting (I turn the piece perpendicular and cut off enough to go around the arrow, and get about 6 wraps/piece). I put the wrap under my fletching, about 2" below the nock. If you get a shot in low light, or need to do night tracking, you can see the arrow shaft at least a hundred yards away if you use a gas lantern, or better, one of the new LED flashlights. You can use arrows stuck in the ground at strategic spots to get a line on the trail, guide you to something left behind, etc. Best of all, if the arrow stays in the animal, they are often really easy to see.

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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #68 on: December 09, 2004, 11:29:00 AM »
I bought mine at the Southern Plains shoot in McAlester, OK. It is called Martin ez wrap?. Mine came in a package of 12 strips,each a little over an inch wide, and about 6 inches long. Peel off the backing and apply to the bare shaft. I put mine under the fletching for protection, and because I shoot stone and get enough flack about using bright fletching. At any rate, the tape is the same thing as the DOT tape that truckers use on their trailers. VERY reflective. If you don't have an archery shop that handles it and don't want to go the catalog route, you can get it at sign shops, auto part stores, etc. It comes in many colors, and either plain or patterned background.

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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #69 on: December 09, 2004, 10:01:00 PM »
1.I rub Arm and Hammer unscented deodorant on my hands.  No matter how careful you are, you invariably grab/brush against a sapling, tree etc.  Especially when setting up a climber on a pitch black morning.  Also, it cuts down on the perspiration and clammy hands.

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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #70 on: December 09, 2004, 10:37:00 PM »
When slip hunting for deer or hogs and you hear squirrels start barking and you know you didn`t spook them , circle down wind and slip into the area. More than once have I got on pigs like this.RC

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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #71 on: December 10, 2004, 08:42:00 AM »
Other than a good hat, when the weather's cold, wear a neck gaiter and use a hand muff.  These alone have made my cold weather hunts more enjoyable.
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Offline Snakeeater

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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #72 on: December 10, 2004, 12:29:00 PM »
Besides making sure to carry a map and compass of the area you are in (and with the Internet nobody has an excuse for not having a map of their area), here is something that can help you focus on your hunting and not on staying found.

Pick three or more linear terrain features that you can recognize in the dark and use them as boundaries for your hunting area. For example, a major road, a wide stream, and a long ridge line. Now, don't use a long ridge if there are multiple ridges or a wide stream if there are many streams, unless they can be differentiated in the dark, like it is much higher or steeper than the other ridges or much wider than the other streams.

With these boundaries set you can wander all over inside of your little box.  When you are ready to leave just shoot an azimuth to one of them and walk until you get there.

Obviously this works best with the type of terrain we have East of the Mississippi, but it is also a common technique used out West, you just have to walk farther most of the time.   :D
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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #73 on: January 06, 2005, 06:34:00 PM »
Man, I hope I didn't kill this thread!  What other good ideas do you guys have?
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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #74 on: January 06, 2005, 07:37:00 PM »
If you have to hunt on heavily used public land, try hunting really close to the parking lot.  I have found that most guys walk in pretty far.  They just won't hunt that perimeter trail just inside the woods.  I will and they push the deer right out to me.  An overlooked spot is often the best.

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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #75 on: January 06, 2005, 07:54:00 PM »
Dan Worden suggested shooting an arrow into the spot where a deer you shot was standing.  I do that and also mark the line of flight and last place I saw or heard the deer with a compass.  The woods look very different at ground level than they do up in a tree.
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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #76 on: January 06, 2005, 10:54:00 PM »
Bamboo and I had sucess from our ground hunting ambushes by "flagging". Use a white hanky and every now and then, shake it. Resembles the tail twitch of a feeding, undisturbed deer. Works great on does. We also incorporate this when we setup for rattling and grunting. Snapping sticks and shaking the white rag/hanky gives the impression of deer running around.
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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #77 on: January 07, 2005, 02:57:00 PM »
Pair of rubber totes over a felt liner. You can carry them in your pack and use as needed. Good shooting 1,2,3,4 shoot Ray L

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Re: Bowhunter's Tip List challenge....
« Reply #78 on: January 10, 2005, 01:44:00 PM »
This may have been covered already,Most of us watch squirls when deer hunting to pass the time,but around here they normally see or here the deer coming way before i do.Sometimes they bark,sometimes they run up the tree 5' and look in the direction the deer is coming.

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