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    How do you carry your bow while hunting?

    I have tried several different methods and was just curious how everyone else carrys their bow while hunting. Ironically, with all the holders and straps i have purchased, i prefer to keep it in my hand!

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    I hold it in my hand....?????

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    Depends what I am doing.
    Whilst stalking, or when walking through likely areas, I carry it in my hand.
    If I am walking in/out for a long way, especially through areas I am unlikely to see much, I use a shoulder strap.
    Luckily, Rytera's design of the AlienX riser has two small 'loops' I can attach the strap clips to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlV View Post
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    I have this as well, and you can just put it on your back and have both hands free to move around. It's on amazon as well with free shipping.

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    While walking to/from my stand it's in my hand ready to go. While on stand it is usually on a bow holder that is screwed into the tree so my arm doesn't get tired. When a deer walks in a just quietly pick it up and I'm ready for action!
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    while walking to my stand I carry my bow in a bowbat xl or on my eberlestock X2.

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    primos bow sling

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishKev View Post
    Depends what I am doing.
    Whilst stalking, or when walking through likely areas, I carry it in my hand.
    If I am walking in/out for a long way, especially through areas I am unlikely to see much, I use a shoulder strap.
    Luckily, Rytera's design of the AlienX riser has two small 'loops' I can attach the strap clips to.

    Kev
    I had the same idea. Im just trying to figure out how to attach it to the bow without maring it or making a lot of noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishKev View Post
    Depends what I am doing.
    Whilst stalking, or when walking through likely areas, I carry it in my hand.
    If I am walking in/out for a long way, especially through areas I am unlikely to see much, I use a shoulder strap.
    Luckily, Rytera's design of the AlienX riser has two small 'loops' I can attach the strap clips to.

    Kev
    My buddy does this wiith a strap and shoots wiith it on. Have you tried that?
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    I've got a sling for going in and out from my stand or hold it stalking.

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    Another for the Primos bowsling.

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    I keep it in my hand. But if I am walking back and forth to the truck I hoof the stabilizer over my shoulder and it hangs on pretty good.

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    I wrap it in a camo Cabelas blanket till i get to my treestand as not to scratch my Mathews, that way when i sell it on the AT classifieds its in mint condition.

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    I made an adjustable sling for all of the bowhunters in the family, attaches to the bow's riser, allows you to carry the bow hands free, and yet still easily shoot the bow with the sling still on, just shrug your shoulder , the sling will fall off your shoulder and around to the sight side of your bow and not interfer with your shoot. Weighs about 6 ozs with a padded shoulder pad with camo cover and waterproof non-slip Tough tec fabric. Folds up into small, neat package, and slips into a pocket when not in use.

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    I always carry my bow in a soft case so that I don't damage the bow or hit the sight while walking through brush in the dark. Then the whole case goes up into the tree stand with me and velcros to the side of my stand and acts as a quiver. I also have a "Quick One' that holds one arrow that is attached to my bow for an expedited second shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlV View Post
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    Great way to carry your bow.
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    Well considering the 2nd deer i've taken was shot on my way to the stand i carry it ready to go with a arrow nocked!
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