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TEAM 8 Discussion Thread

Wirrex

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Wow, I wasn’t expecting that many folks to chime in. That’s great.

So since all you have way more experience with it than me, is it crazy to take a recurve for a sit when my max range is about 15 yards?
That depends on if you would be happier killing a deer with a recurve and potentially watching a big buck just out of your kill zone or not.
 

MN_Bowhunter4

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That’s a good point, and I’d be way more happy with success using recurve.

I was more asking if that level of proficiency is something you’d be comfortable with in a hunting situation. I personally draw the line at 20 yards normally, but don’t have much more than 5 months experience shooting recurve instinctive.
 

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My Max range is 15 yds and was only 20 yds when I had been shooting for years. I figured I lowered my range so I will just lower my standards to compensate. Won't take a very big buck for me to loose an arrow.

So my son and I got to camp tonight and discovered we have no power at our camper. Won't be back on until tomorrow evening. Low is 27 tonight, gonna be a cold one.
 

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Well, it happened. I was sabotaged! I got to the tree at noon and opened up my pack to find myself without my lineman’s and tether. My wife “cleaned” my work bench for a home showing. It isn’t her fault I should have checked that everything was accounted for.

I gave some serious thought to ending the hunt right there. Looking around I saw a freshly fallen tree that was wedged in the crotch of another tree. I climbed up to that point and stood on an 8” branch for over 6 hours. It was miserable.

A nubby was all that was shootable. But I did get to see several 2.5yo bucks and a bunch of rut activity which made it all worth it.
 

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Never crazy if you except the limits of your gear! Speaking from personal experience shots can happen fast and close in the whitetail woods and a trad bow is perfect for that! Also you’ll never kill one with the recurve if you don’t bring it! Go kill something with it!
 

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I didn't see a thing this afternoon. Went to a spot that should of been a slam dunk for a doe, but it also had fresh scrapes but didnt see or hear a thing. I haven't decided if I'm going to go in the morning, I can only sit til 9:00
 

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We're finally going to cool off a little in Florida. High 50s on Sunday morning. Hopefully that will get them moving a little. Hunting my favorite private property this weekend with a favorable wind direction. Everything is setting up to be ideal conditions.
 

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I got out yesterday and saw 4 different bucks. One of them was a respectable 8. But I haven’t seen a real shooter yet.
 

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I elected to sleep in since I could only sit until 9.had the right wind and was gonna make a play on a buck bed I found in September while squirrel hunting, but tomorrows conditions are supposed to be the same so I decided to save it.
 

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Wow, I wasn’t expecting that many folks to chime in. That’s great.

So since all you have way more experience with it than me, is it crazy to take a recurve for a sit when my max range is about 15 yards?
Nope take it.


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Frosty 26 deg this morning. Been a rough morning so far, couldn't decide on a tree, then climbed up and forget to hook up my bow, back down to I go. As I was setting up a spike walked in. Got my bow pulled up with him in sight but dropped my tab. The Spike teased me at 20 yards three different times but didn't get closer.then I had to get everything going up with my bow in the tree which screwed up my process. Not sure I would have shot him first 15 min of a three day hunt anyway.

Hopefully things get better
 
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