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I am just wondering if we have any bow hunters on the site. I personally bow hunt a little bit, but only when it doesn't get in the way of duck and goose hunting. I have always wanted to get more into it if I had more time.

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I've been avoiding bow hunting my whole life for some unknown reason. I think it's because of waterfowling....I can't stop!

Rather than get discouraged in October, I'm going to take up some bowhunting. It could be a good change of scenery for me.
 

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For me, bow hunting is something to do close to home after the birds leave. It is amazing how hard it is to get on land for bow hunting close to Fargo. I am lucky enough to bow hunt with someone that can get me on all the land I need within 30 miles of town.
 

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Bow hunting is a great sport if you like to sit in a tree for hours at a time. I get the most enjoyment out of the sport by stalking to with in bow range of the deer. Espically muledeer hunting with bow, you guys should try it!

[ This Message was edited by: GooseBuster3 on 2002-03-09 12:56 ]
 

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I bow hunt, although I have had some eye problems the last couple of years that have prevented me from hunting. I am real big on confidence, and I just haven't been confident in my skills the last couple of years. Anyway, I used to bow hunt religiously when I lived in Indiana. It is definitely addictive. It looks like the docs finally have this eye thing figured out, so I will be spending lots of time practicing this summer. My advice... practice, practice, practice. When the big one gets up 40 yards out, so want the confidence to know that the shot is within your limits.
 

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I just found this site tonight and I bowhunted for quite a few years in the Minot area. Even though I live in TN now, I still remember some killer stand sites in the Minot area.
 

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I agree to practice allot! When the time comes,when Mr big decides to walk by youre stand and you start getting a serious case of buck fever(all bow hunters get this from time to time),you want to go into auto pilot.By this I mean,by practicing allot you just pick a spot behind the shoulder just like the target and release like you have done a thousand times before .Shooting religously throughout the year helped me get my first bow buck a few years back.I didnt even get worked up until after the shot.GB3,I have had my best success the first 2 hours and the last 2 hours of the day so sitting for hours on end may be a waste of time.Bow hunting also takes time to get set up right.Pre season scouting and proper stand placement are a must if you want consistent action.This weekend I seen 11 bucks and approximately 30-40 does and fawns while in the stand.The bucks are still rutting which supprised me as well as the numbers.Even with that many deer I still had no shot.Thats just the way bow hunting is sometimes.I love the goose and duck hunting,but man did I miss bowhunting after a month and a half without sitting in the stand.There is just something about having them get so close you can here them breathe.
 

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I am a Bow hunting finatic I cant get enough.......I live in Mn just found this site today. I am going bear Hunting for a 4th weakend in ohhhh an Hour or so......Wish me luck!!!!!!!

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My brother is a big bow hunter. He is 15 loves doing that more than anything. Hes already passed up some nice ones this year. Hes waiting for the big one.
 

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YEP!!!!! Most peace and quiet a guy can ask for. Nothing like leaning your head back against the tree, staring at the stars in the early morning, and wondering what New York City is doing about now. Godda love it!!!!!
 

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NYC....hell i wonder what the hell im gonna do if i hear the slightest sound or see any movement. I have been an avid bow hunter for years now. I wouldnt trade my bow in for the best gun in the world. Rifle season is too novice for me. Something the old timers can do to say they still hunt. I would rather spend 1000 unsuccessful hours in a tree stand than to take 1000 successful rifle shots. Ive been filling my rifle tag with my bow for 6 yrs. There is just something about watching the deer hurdle around the stand that cant stop me from chuckling. And any bow hunter knows that once ya see that deer 25yrds away you think he can hear your every thought and heart beat. HUSTAD! Your missin out!
 

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Yeah Yeah :roll: Just have sometimes plenty of time to sit and think about nothing in the dark before it gets close to daybreak and the real fun starts. But not all the time. I had two bucks sparing right under my stand one morning in the complete darkness!! I couldn't make out a rack or body to save my life. Totally drove me nuts!! They of course went back to there bedding area before daybreak, but that was something new. We could turn pages on these huntin' tales. :D
 

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WOW! I have always wanted to witness that. I have spent many hours in a stand and have not see anything.
I just went out and tried to find some sheds on monday and came up empty handed. Goldy...find any sheds yet?
 

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No sheds, I spent a lot of time this year playing with a couple new game cameras in the woods. That's a hoot!!! I've got to figure out how to post pics in the photo album yet. I just got some neat pics of does but I know there is a good buck running around. I'll put the cams back out in the summer and try getting him with velvet.
 

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i am looking into buying a camera. I tried the stealth cam last year and didnt like it much. What brand do you use?
 

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This was taken with a Deer Cam scouting camera, I like it but it is the only one I have used.
 

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there is all this talk about bait piles, and from what i see you run one too. I was wondering if it is the legal thing to do. I have been running one for the last 3 years and have always questioned it from the success i have had. Anyone 100% sure on this?
 

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In ND it is legal. Altho you can't introduce noxious weeds to federal lands, I'm not sure if they have an exact rule for feds or not. Crap... I hope I don't get abunch of grief for hunting over bait, I prefer a waterhole on a real hot day. They are both kinda the same tho.
 

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i dont think that there is anything wrong with hunting over a bait pile. If its legal its just another weapon to use in a successful hunt.
 

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buckseye, nice pic. :wink: I've got the cheaper stealth and the one for about $180.00. I think the spendy one of the two takes a little clearer pic. but have had good luck with both. Battery's don't like to keep enough juice in em' to rewind the film automatically when it's really cold for a week. Whak greenie, I put out corn and beans in the winter time to help out the deer and actually put my cams on both sides of the pile about 20 yds or so away from the feed. (camera is about 3 to 5 feet off the trail) It's ILLEGAL in MINN. to hunt over bait of any kind. I think mineral blocks are ok but don't use them anyway. I just put some lure (kiss #1) in a camera film container with cotton balls and hang it from a limb where I want the deer to stop and sniff and man I've had so much luck with this stuff I rarely use anything else even during the rut. I counted 14 does' in one night coming up to sniff this. Not one buck!! He came after I was home I suppose. :lol: Man I can't believe you guys can hunt over bait and water out there. You guys got it made!! :D
 
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