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how to select a hunting bow a joke

Postby bkuhn » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:56 pm

The article in the deer hunters equiptment issue on how to select a hunting bow is a joke right ? For Mr. Banfelder to suggest that you can only get a quality bow for between $800 and $1000 is absurd. Even more , to suggest that using anything less than " a quality bow " will result in wounding deer is even more of a joke. Most deer hunters have to live by a budget. I have killed many deer over the years and have never payed more than $400 on a bow and that is far more than a lot of successful bowhunters pay for theirs. Just wondering what bow manufacturer he has in his pocket. Very disappointed in this article. Just another way to make this hobby a money game

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Re: how to select a hunting bow a joke

Postby Woods Walker » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:55 am

I love D&DH. It's one of two outdoor mags that I still buy (the other is Traditional Bowhunter).

But every now and then they have an article that makes you shake your head. Do what you're doing...let them know!
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Re: how to select a hunting bow a joke

Postby kellory » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:20 am

I wonder what Fred Bear would say about that article? hmmmmm?
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Re: how to select a hunting bow a joke

Postby Deebz » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:47 am

One of my long term hunting goals is to make a long bow with my own 2 hands and kill a deer with it. I have acquired a nice chunck of Osage (it's like a 3x3) for $20. I picked up a rasp at an auction for $2. My buddy gave me a draw knife to use as well. I'll probably buy (or have a bow shop guy make me) a modern string for it when the time comes, but I've even been saving the big tendons from the deer I've killed so that I've got a source of sinew if I decide to get that involved....

pretty sure that's WAY less money than the article talks about, and bows like the one I intend to create have been killing deer for thousands of years...
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Re: how to select a hunting bow a joke

Postby Schmidt » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:02 am

Thanks for the input, guys. We are paying attention and will strive to do better.

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Re: how to select a hunting bow a joke

Postby kellory » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:53 am

Deebz, I will find and forward the video on making a Finnish twist bow string.;)
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Re: how to select a hunting bow a joke

Postby kellory » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:47 pm

Deebz wrote:One of my long term hunting goals is to make a long bow with my own 2 hands and kill a deer with it. I have acquired a nice chunck of Osage (it's like a 3x3) for $20. I picked up a rasp at an auction for $2. My buddy gave me a draw knife to use as well. I'll probably buy (or have a bow shop guy make me) a modern string for it when the time comes, but I've even been saving the big tendons from the deer I've killed so that I've got a source of sinew if I decide to get that involved....

pretty sure that's WAY less money than the article talks about, and bows like the one I intend to create have been killing deer for thousands of years...


Here you go Deebz, there are quite a few How to DIY 's on this page. http://www.howtohistory.com/video-tutorials/
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Re: how to select a hunting bow a joke

Postby MZS » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:43 pm

The key is not your bow, but shooting within your limitations. So if 25 yds (or less) is your top range, then stay within that range.

Here is the irony: The guy with the $350 bow shooting a deer at 18 yds is probably more likely to get the deer than someone with a $1000 bow shooting at 35yds. The first bow I had was a wood riser Browning compound - a piece of junk by today's standards, but when everything was perfect in my release, I got my deer.

I would not spend much more than $400, even if I had the money to spare. I am guessing the vast majority are not spending over $500.

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Re: how to select a hunting bow a joke

Postby Sam Menard » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:13 pm

I've been a loyal reader for years and save all my issues... except the equipment guide its crap.

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