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Online Ron LaClair

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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2005, 03:00:00 PM »
Tip # umpteen, ....After you get a good edge on your broadheads put a little vaseline along the edge. Protects it and keeps em sharp longer.   :thumbsup:
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Offline Mark U

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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2005, 05:56:00 PM »
I've mentioned this one before, but I learned it in Texas this year, and like it.  To put a really fine finish on a knife or broadhead edge, roll yer truck window halfway down and strope (?) it on the window edge.  It's coated with the same ceramic or whatever they put on crock sticks to make them break proof.
So don't wait until you retire to go hunting and fishing.  Don't even wait for your annual vacation.  Go at every opportunity.  Things that appear urgent at the moment may, in the long run, turn out to be far less so.

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Offline Danny Rowan

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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2005, 06:54:00 PM »
Something that has helped me a lot, picked it up out of Kitterdige's book,  I carry a large white button all the time. I take it out everyonce in a while and just "study it",really concentrate on the button here. When I take a shot with my bow I visualize the button and place it with my mind on anything I am shooting at,I say in my mind, button,button,this makes me visualize the button,then when shooting all I am seeing is the button where I want my arrow to hit. Takes  some concentration, but it works to make you pick a spot.

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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2005, 11:34:00 PM »
During the fall of the year, many individuals are burning sticks, and brush piles.  Here in the West, many of the forests have had a few fires during the Summer months.   :rolleyes:  

The smell of smoke is in the air, and the Deer & Elk are accustomed to the smell.  One of the greatest cover scents available can be obtained by simply standing in the smoke of your campfire before going out on your hunt.

When hunting, and calling for Elk never start your calling with a loud bugle.  Instead, begin your calling with soft cow calls.  If you happened to be near a herd of Elk, and you cut loose on your bugle, you may spook them into the next county!  (Voice of experience here!   :eek:   )

Never bugle unless you are set-up, have an arrow knocked, and are prepared to kill something!  Elk are very social, and at times it may surprise you how fast an elk can come into your calls, thinking that you are another Elk.

If you are right handed, try to set yourself up so that you cover the greatest amount of shooting scenarios to your "left".  (The opposite goes for south paws.)  If you limit yourself, and something comes in on your right... you will not have a shot.

When hunting, occasionally draw your bow to keep your muscles limber, especially on colder days.

When carrying water in plastic water bottles... once you take a drink, squeeze the air space out of the water bottle so that the remaining water doesn't "slosh" around and make noise.

NEVER look at the antlers!!!!!!!  (Just pick a spot... and AIM!)

Take care!

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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #64 on: April 01, 2005, 12:01:00 AM »
I have found the my group size decreases 33% when I shoot at a picture on my exwife   :)  

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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #65 on: April 01, 2005, 12:18:00 AM »
so if ya'as hunting in Parker or Leon county and see a deer with a cute strawberry blonde's picture over the kill zone don't shoot it....it's mine

rusty

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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #66 on: April 01, 2005, 05:22:00 AM »
...but he's not bitter...  :rolleyes:
Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.

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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #67 on: April 01, 2005, 08:31:00 AM »
If you rattle or use grunt calls for whitetails and a buck comes in but hangs up out of range or appears to be going away from you, reach over and break off a branch. Let it "snap".

This has been a very successful technique for bringing in those bucks that are doubtful of your calling.
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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #68 on: April 01, 2005, 11:03:00 PM »
From my buddy "Big Bad Wolf" carpenters chalk in a squeeze bottle with a flip top for a wind checker.
"Go afield with a good attitude, respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience.It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person."

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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #69 on: April 01, 2005, 11:23:00 PM »
Rusty thats ROUGH!!!!!     :bigsmyl:
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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #70 on: April 02, 2005, 09:54:00 AM »
When hunting from the ground I try to set up with thick cover behind me and thinner in front so I can see better but my outline is still broken up.  Of course, good camo is in order too.  Always try to avoid being skylined from the deers point of view.  A small hill or levee works great for background.

If you can see a deers eyes, it can see you.

Turkeys are as stupid as an animal gets, they just have zero curiosity and run from everything.   ;)

Learn to file sharpen your broadheads in the field.

A butchers steel will take a file edge to a razor edge in minutes.

Dark colored arrows with dark fletch are nearly impossible to see when shot in low light making seeing hit location impossible.

A Niff-T-Seat is the best seat there is for ground hunting.

For hunting in woods, a low power monocular or binocular is great for picking the brush apart.  An alternative though is a range finder in 4 or 5 power.
Dave


I've come to believe that the keys to shooting well for me are good form, trusting the bow to do all the work, and having the confidence in the bow and myself to remain motionless and relaxed at release until the arrow hits the mark.

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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #71 on: April 02, 2005, 11:29:00 AM »
If your like me some times I need that second chance shot ,I found that shooting 4 fletch arrows is alot faster to nock in the heat of the hunt.plus they seem to fly better for me.

Dan

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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #72 on: April 02, 2005, 06:41:00 PM »
If you shoot 3d targets, get some spray type silicone lube & spray the tip ends of your arrows. They will Pull out alot easier.

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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #73 on: April 02, 2005, 07:09:00 PM »
Remember that a cervid's (deer family) diaphragm runs up at an angle.  It's further back at the belly and farther forward toward the backbone.  Hitting above mid-line on the chest decreases the size of the target a little.

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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #74 on: April 03, 2005, 08:41:00 PM »
Which ex-wife was that Rusty?  :bigsmyl:    :bigsmyl:    :bigsmyl:  ....Van
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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #75 on: April 03, 2005, 09:18:00 PM »
the only practice i do is "stumping" really i shoot at the cole bottles and cans in the yard too, spread over about an acre, back and forth, new distance each shot. the kicker is that most of this shooting is done in the dark, moon-lit. now this is totally instinctive as you cannot see the arrow at all. love it, and since i have started i have never shot better. also, in ga it gets terribly hot and shooting in the day can be rough, so this is all the more better.
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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #76 on: April 03, 2005, 10:29:00 PM »
ditto Rusty......night dark, pitch black...it dont matter!!!.........I can hit that target..
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Re: What we know and don't know...collectively!
« Reply #77 on: April 04, 2005, 09:36:00 PM »
A drop of fletch glue at the front base of your fletchings saves your shelf rest alot of abuse. Dental floss works great for serving in silencers. Murphy's oil soap and warm water works well for cleaning a bow followed up by a silicone based wax. Wash hunting cloths with baking soda for scent free effect. Hang out and air dry. Then seal in a bag with oak leaves or similar for natural cover scent.
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