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Author Topic: East vs West  (Read 902 times)

Offline Terry Green

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Re: East vs West
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2022, 08:30:40 PM »
I love these photos of the thick stuff where it is tough to see very far. It makes me want to go back to that thick cover in Texas ASAP.

They make me just want to go somewhere period!!!!
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Re: East vs West
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2022, 11:02:27 AM »
I am now using lighted nocks for all thick cover hunting -- day or night.

Here is an example of the advantage:
At the last Trad Gang Laredo Tusk Hunt, I shot a javelina that we could not find. There were just a few drops of blood in thick cover. We went back after dark and Terry saw the nock glowing. The arrow was still in the dead javelina and he had not gone more than 30 or 40 yards total through thick cover. We would never have recovered that animal without the use of a lighted nock.

Of course, many, if not most, shots will pass through. But the occasional arrow that stays in might result in some recovered meat if I use a lighted nock. I see it as cheap recovery insurance in thick cover.

By the way, that Laredo Tusk Hunt cover redefines THICK. It is incredibly dense and everything has thorns.
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Online Russell Southerland

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Re: East vs West
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2022, 02:36:51 PM »
Wow, I figured more would chime in, but this thread is great as is!!!

Offline soap creek

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Re: East vs West
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2022, 04:21:33 PM »
I've been bowhunting 40yrs always with recurves and longbows. I've been fortunate enough to take multiple animals every year except one. The last 35yrs I've been using Zwickey Eskimo 2 blade heads. Only once did I have a hole plug up with fat, and leave a poor blood trail. It was a doe. There was two holes one high and one low, on the off side. I was hunting from a tree stand. The off side hole plugged with fat leaving very little blood. She only went 75 yards at most and we found her without much trouble. The blood trail dwindle at about 50 yards. Most animals with good hits never made it that far. I'm not saying one heads better than another, just relaying firsthand experience of my own. I'm satisfied with my setup. 



 
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Re: East vs West
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2022, 05:35:12 PM »

By the way, that Laredo Tusk Hunt cover redefines THICK. It is incredibly dense and everything has thorns.
Welcome to Texas.  Fangs, stingers, thorns and spines .
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Re: East vs West
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2022, 11:05:11 AM »
Yep, all the reason to shoot real broadheads   :goldtooth:
Blaze out your own trail.

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